1. 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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2. 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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3. 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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4. 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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5. Fields

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

Field name

Required field?

Notes

Title

Yes

Page title and heading for the article.

Summary

No

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

Body

No

Main text of the article.

Publication date

No

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

Teaser image

No

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

Hero image

No

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

Related content

No

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

Tags

No

Allows the page to be tagged with taxonomy terms.

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