Last updated May 11, 2018


Goal

Add and configure a new content type Vendor.

Site prerequisites

You need to have a plan in place for your content structure. See Section 2.5, “Planning your Content Structure”.

Steps

Adding a Content Type

  1. In the Manage administrative menu, navigate to Structure > Content types (admin/structure/types). The Content types page appears showing all the available types of content. Note that the names and descriptions of the content types that were provided by your installation profile are shown in English on this page; see Section 2.7, “Concept: User Interface, Configuration, and Content translation” for an explanation.
  2. Click Add content type. The Add content type page appears. Fill in the fields as shown below.

    Field name Explanation Example value

    Name

    Name of the content type

    Vendor

    Description

    Explain the use of the content type

    Information about a vendor

    Adding a Content type

  3. Under Submission form settings, configure the form that is used for creating and editing content of this type. Fill in the fields as shown below.

    Field name Explanation Example value

    Title field label

    Label of the Title field that is shown when editing or creating content of this type.

    Vendor name

    Preview before submitting

    Option to choose whether you should preview the content before submitting.

    Optional

    Explanation or submission guidelines

    Instructions for creating or editing content.

    (Leave blank)

    Submission form settings

  4. Under Publishing options, decide on default options for new content of this type. Fill in the fields as shown below.

    Field name Explanation Example value

    Published

    Make the content item published by default.

    Checked

    Promoted to front page

    In a default website, this setting can be used to show content on the homepage.

    Unchecked

    Sticky at top of lists

    In a default website, this setting can be used to keep content on top of a list.

    Unchecked

    Create new revision

    Create a new revision each time the vendor is being edited.

    Checked

    Changing these settings does not affect the content items that have already been created.

    Publishing Options

  5. Under Display settings, decide if the author and publication date will be visible in the content item. Fill in the fields as shown below.

    Field name Explanation Example value

    Display author and date information

    Display the author username and publication date on each vendor page.

    Unchecked

    Display settings

  6. Under Menu settings, fill in the fields as shown below.

    Field name Explanation Example value

    Available menus

    Menus that this type of content can be added to. Vendors do not need to appear in menus, so uncheck all menu options.

    Unchecked

    Menu settings

  7. Click Save and manage fields to save the content type. The Manage fields page appears that allows you to add fields to the content type. See Section 6.3, “Adding Basic Fields to a Content Type”

    Confirmation

  8. Follow the same steps to create a content type for recipes. Example values for the fields in the forms, where they are different from the steps above:

    Field name Example value

    Name

    Recipe

    Description

    A recipe submitted by a vendor

    Submission form settings - Title

    Recipe name

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