Create a Blog Post
Please make sure to log into the specific site of the section which needs a new blog.
The login procedure is the same as the one described in the section titled Access.
“Section” refers to the section in the Stevens Webpages. Some sections include sit, cal, sse, howe, news etc.
For steps to edit an already created Blog Post, please visit Edit a Blog Post.
Create a new Blog Post
Step 1 - Click Create content
To create a new Blog Post, select “Create content” from the top grey bar. The image below will help you better understand this step.
Note: If you are unable to see the “Create content” link on the page, it might be either due to access right/roles assigned which does not allow adding content or due to technical difficulties. Please contact the Site Administrator in such cases.
For sections /news and /sit – Julio Macavilca, /development – Alex Rucando, /cal and /ses – Nikhil Maheswaraiah, /sse and /howe – Jude Ken-Kwofie
Step 2 - Click Blog Post
Click on the link “Blog Post”.
Step 3 - Enter Blog Post information
The Create Blog Post page is displayed. Some of the fields to be entered are described in the figure below. The Fields marked with an asterisk are compulsory.
Blog Image: This is the image that is placed at the top of the Blog Post. However, it is not mandatory to have a banner image on every Blog Post.
- To upload media, click the Select media option.
- A pop-up appears as shown below.
- If the media/file to be uploaded is on a local computer, choose the Upload tab. From the window, select the “Choose File” to upload the file from the local computer.
If the media to be uploaded is on the Internet/web (such as a YouTube/CNN video), choose the Web tab. Enter the media URL in the URL or Embed Code text box.
If the media already resides on the Drupal server, Choose the View Library tab.
- Enter the file name in the File name text field.
- Choose the media type from the Type select list.
- If the file is found, select it from the search result and Click Submit.
Title: The title of the Blog Post (the URL/link to this content will based on the title)
Body: The Body constitutes the main content that needs to be displayed in the Blog Post. Major content of the Blog Post is placed in this section.
Within the Body edit section, the Text Format select option helps to switch the display of how you would like to add content to this section. The easiest way is to use WYSIWYG editor (pictured below). Choose Full HTML with Enable rich-text to work as word-processing tool. Choose Full HTML with Disable rich-text or Display Suite Code to see the page markup and edit this way.
Formatting Toolbar: This toolbar is present on the top of the Body edit sections and is helpful in formatting the text.
Please note that the Formatting toolbar is only available when the Text Format option is Full HTML with Enable rich-text.
The image shows the Formatting Toolbar at the top of the WYSIWYG editor.
Adding a Table
To add a table, click the Table option from the toolbar. A pop-up appears which requires the number of Rows and Columns to be filled in. Other fields can be entered to customize the table. Click OK to create the table.
Step 4 - Choose Blog Post Category
Including a Category for the Blog Post helps to categorize this Blog Post into a category. Similar blog posts could be categorize into a category so that they are populated under the same Category heading. Examples for Blog Post category could be: Food, Graduate, Admissions, Rankings, etc.
Step 5 - Select Administration Units
For the “Administration Units” select list, choose the units for which the Blog Post belongs. You can select multiple admin units by: on Mac - Press and hold the Command key/on Windows the Ctrl key For e.g., for a Registrar blog, the admin unit “-Registrar” under SIT could be chosen. The dashes before the section names represent the hierarchy with the parent section/admin unit. -- (double) denotes a child of the admin unit with a - (single) dash. This helps in better content management, access control and associating content to their respective units.
Step 6 - Select Image Colorbox (optional)
This feature allows to add images at the bottom of the the blog post. The uploading image steps are similar to the Uploading Media section.
Step 7 - Choose Moderation State
Under the “Publishing options” tab at the bottom left of the page, select the checkbox next to “Published” to publish the Blog Post.
Step 8 - Choose Blog Post Layout (optional)
Under the “Display settings” tab at the bottom left of the page, select the View Mode from the list to customize the layout of the Blog Post if required. The Default view is selected by default.
Step 9 - Enter Blog Post URL
Under the “URL path settings” tab at the bottom left of the page, is an option to change the URL. By default, the URL is automatically generated by which site you are in and what is entered in the title field (see above).
If one is in the /sit site and creates a Blog Post titled Stevens Advantage then leaves this field blank then the URL will be www.stevens.edu/sit/stevens-advantage
If we want this page to be in the Undergraduate Admissions site (www.stevens.edu/sit/admissions), which is a subsite of /sit, we need to edit “URL path settings” and enter admissions/stevens-advantage and the URL generated will be www.stevens.edu/sit/admissions/stevens-advantage
Step 10 - Create a Blog Post Revision (optional)
Under the “Revision information” tab at the bottom left of the page, create a revision of the Blog Post for version controlling. This helps to undo the changes made and also the see the blog content before the changes were made.
Step 11 - Click Save
Click Save to create the Blog Post.
Edit an already existing Blog Post
To edit an already created Blog Post, please visit Edit a Blog Post.