Basic Page Creation in Drupal - dummies

By Lynn Beighley, Seamus Bellamy

Basic pages are your best option for static content on your Drupal site. You create a new basic page by clicking the Page link under the Create Content section. Follow these steps:

  1. Log in to your site as administrator.

  2. Click the Content link on the top of the page.

  3. Click the Add Content link.

  4. Click the Basic Page link.

    You see the Create Basic page form.

  5. Enter the title of your basic page in the Title text box.

  6. Enter some sample content in the Body section of the form.

    A sample of content for a contact page is shown in the following illustration.

    Some HTML code is used in this sample. This code turns the administrators’ e-mail addresses into a links on the basic page being created. Don’t let this throw you. You don’t need to use HTML in your basic pages, but you can if you want.


  7. Scroll to the bottom of the form and click the Preview button.

    If you click Save, your basic page will be published to the web automatically. Clicking Preview allows you to see what your basic page will look like before it’s published.

    A preview of the new basic page is shown. If you want to change anything, scroll down and make your changes in the Create Basic page form. The same two buttons, Save and Preview, are at the bottom of the page.


  8. When you are happy with the content on your new basic page, click the Save button.

When you save your new basic page, you see your new page with a status message, “Page Contact Us has been created.” The status message appears only once after you save your new basic page. You won’t see it again when you visit the basic page later, and your site visitors will never see it.


The title you gave your basic page will appear near the top of your new page, along with part of the title bar at the top of the browser when the page is viewed.