1. What is a project?

The 'Project' content type displays information about specific projects, including each project's name, start and end date, funding sources and team members.

A project page can be used for any type of project, including research projects, clinical trials or building and construction projects.

For projects with members, first make sure a Person profile exists for each project member. You can then reference each each profile on the Project page, which will display their name and a link to their profile.

Use a project page to:

  • publish details about any upcoming, ongoing or recently completed project
  • show the people working on a project.

Don't use a project page for:

  • news or updates about a project – use the Article content type and link to it from the project page.
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2. How to create a project

The project content type 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' > 'Project'.
  2. Enter a project title and a description of the project.
  3. Click the 'Add Members' button and then:
    • Enter a description of team members and their roles (optional).
    • Click in the 'Members' box and start typing a name. Select the team member's name from the list that appears.
    • Add another person by clicking the 'Add another item' button.
  4. From the side menu at the top of the page, add a teaser image and a hero image.
  5. Enter the start and end date for the project.
  6. Add a funding source from the 'Funding source' drop-down menu.
  7. Add appropriate tags.
  8. Click the 'Publish' button to save and publish the project.
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3. Best practice

  • Regularly update and review project pages.
  • Manually delete profiles from the project page when someone leaves UQ or your department.
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4. Related content types

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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

Project title

Yes

Page title and H1 of the project page.

Summary

No

Provides a short description of the page content that will display in search results. It will also display in teaser and card views (if relevant).

Description

No

Provides a description of the project and any other relevant details.

Teaser image

No

Image that displays in card and teaser views.

Hero image

No

Replaces the default page header with a hero banner header.

Project members

No

Displays the name and profile link of each project team member.

Project members > Description

No

Displays a description of project team members and their roles.

Project members > Members

No

References the 'Person' profile for a team member and links to their profile from the project page. You can reorder members by clicking and dragging the four-point icon next to the profile.

Start / end date

No

Displays the start and end date of the project at the top of the page.

Funding source

No

Displays the funding source at the top of the page.

Tags

No

Allows the page to be tagged with taxonomy terms.

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