This page is meant to be helpful for you in doing various tasks on the website. If something is missing or you feel changes need to be made, please, Let me know
What is Drupal? (Website Software)
Drupal is the name of the website software the city uses. If you want, you can take some time and look at the Drupal Website:
» Drupal's Website
Drupal is an Open Source / Free Software CMS ( Content Management System ). Several large companies and organizations have adopted and used this software.
To name a few companies that use Drupal for various projects: Google, Virgin Records, Nokia, Symantec(AV Software), French Gov’t, MIT, Disney ABC, Led Zeppelin and even Adobe. President Obama used Drupal during his campaign.
Howto: Add a Directory Entry
Need to add someone to your department? You are in the right place. Simply follow the steps below to allow for adding a city directory entry.
Create a Directory Entry
!!! Make sure you are logged in !!!
- URL path settings (REQUIRED)
Name: Put in the persons name
Title: Their Title
Department: What Department are they in?
Division: Some dept's have divisions.
Phone Number: Best to put your main number here with area code
Email: Make sure they want thier email listed!
Body: Not required or you can include special designations
Departments: Select Department
Rank: Anyone you want to sort to the top of your list should have a higher ranking. ie:Director's are 10, Managers are 9, etc... leave blank to sort by name.
- example: citydept-finance-staff-tbarber
Howto: Add a Page
Everything in Drupal starts with "Create Content". In order to add a page to your site, you simply click the "Create Content" link, and then Page.
Create Content >> Page
Steps to creating a page
- Get Logged In!
- Click Create Content » Page
- Title: Your Page Title
- > Menu Settings [ Dropdown ]
Body: Add some interesting text
Departments: Plese select YOUR department
> File Attachments -- Do you have any to attach?
> URL path settings
- Menu link title: Your Menu Link Title
- Parent item: SELECT DEPT FOR YOUR PAGE
- Weight: no need to touch this
Save! [you are done!]
- example: citydept-finance-blah
- Where, of course, the information reflects YOUR DEPT and page
Howto: Minutes and Meeting Schedules
This will help you create the meetings and minutes schedule pages.
- Title: Enter the Date here
- Misc Page File: City Council
- File Attachments:
URL path settings
- Pick: Minutes or Meeting Schedules [DATE]
- ex: citycouncil-minutes-01152009
Howto: Reorder Your Books
In order to change how the books are ordered, simply go to:
Administer » Books » edit order and titles
Here are a few basic HTML commands to help you as you are creating custom pages.
Make a link to something
<a href="http://ask.com/">Example Link</a>
You must use a fully qualified URL, for example: http://diosav.org/ or http://www.diosav.org/
Make an e-mail link
<a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a>
Embed an Image
<img src="" alt="" />
Link a Centered Image
<center><a href="linked path"><img src="image path" alt="" /></a></center>
Make something BOLD
<strong>this is bold</strong>
Make something Italic
<em>this is italic</em>
Make a list!
In order to make a list you simply need to do the following:
It should look like this when you are done:
To make this a ordered(numbered
) list simply use: <ol> </ol>