This guide is for Drupal 7 (UQ Standard) sites.
If you're working on a site built in the new version of Drupal (Study and Scholarships), see articles on new Drupal.

What is an article?

The 'Article' content type should be used to publish temporary or time sensitive news-style information on your website.

See an article page (staff login required)

Use articles for:

  • media releases, announcements or news

An article shouldn't be used for:

  • static or informational web content
  • event details or sessions
  • creating an article that already appears on another website.
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How to create an article

Articles can be created, edited and deleted by:

  • editors
  • site coordinators

Once you log in to your website:

  1. Hover over the Drupal 'Content' menu, then go to 'Add content' > 'Article'.
  2. Enter a title and summary.
  3. Add all article content to the 'Body' field.
  4. Enter the publication date and time.
  5. Add a teaser image, plus alternate text and 'Title' hover text.
  6. Click the 'Publish' button to save and publish the article.
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Best practice

  • Keep the article summary concise (less than 100 characters).
  • Use brief and clear titles (40 to 60 characters).
  • Add a relevant, visually engaging teaser image to encourage users to read the article.
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Related functionality

Articles are automatically listed on News listing pages, which display all published articles, with a teaser image and short summary of the article.

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Fill in all required fields and as many optional fields as possible to provide the best user experience.

Field name

Required field?




Page title and heading for the article.



Provides a short summary of the article for the News listing page.



Main text of the article.

Publication date


Date of publication that displays on the page. If not entered, this will default to the current date and time.

Teaser image


Image displays in the card and teaser views on the News listing page.

Hero image


Replaces the default page header with a hero banner header on the Article page.

Related content


Allows other pages on the site to be referenced in a short list.



Allows the page to be tagged with taxonomy terms.

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