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Learn more about Sector with our Sector Guide, find the latest additions to the Sector docs below, or browse through our collections. Sector documentation is a work in progress and will grow over 2018.

The Documentation section provides in-depth help around all things Drupal. Sector documentation adds information for Sector-specific features, functionality, and configurations, with references back to specific materials on 

Next to the technical documentation and the Sector Guide, we publish a collection of articles around strategy and planning your site


Latest additions and updates

  • Sector Index A-Z

    Sector Index A-Z offers a simple and easy way to list content in an A-Z index. You can start from the included Index content type or re-use the included Index A-Z views to list any existing content alphabetically by title or by topic. 

  • Sector Contact

    Sector Contact offers a simple and easy way to add a person or team profile to your site. Included is everything you'll need to add a staff or team directory - a Contact content type, categories, and a Contact landing page via a Drupal view.

  • Preconfigured HTML metadata

    Even though HTML metadata is not displayed on your site, is visible to and used by search engines, social media platforms, and other web services. For the Sector Starter Kit we have preconfigured a few basic settings to get you started. 

  • Sector Portfolio

    Sector Portfolio offers a simple and easy way to add a promotional portfolio or showcase to your site. Included is everything you'll need to get going - a Portfolio content type, categories, and a Portfolio landing page via a Drupal view.

  • Drupal 101 - Before you start

    Before you start, we need to get a few terms in the Drupal terminology out of the way. We try to keep away from jargon, but to not call a Node a Node won't work ... so what's this Node thing? 

  • Sector Search API and Search Facets configuration

    The Search API module together with the Facets module allows sitebuilders to create and manage faceted search interfaces.

  • Sector Events

    Sector Events offers a simple and easy to use events section for your Sector site. Included is everything you'll need to get going - an Events content type, automated lists of upcoming events and filtered archives, as well as maps and promotional or con

  • Sector media file type video (Sector D8)

    Sector video allows you to embed externally hosted videos into body content. 

    The Sector D8 video configuration follows the same approach for the other Sector D8 media file types (Sector D8). 

  • Sector Content Audit

    Sector Content Audit enables you to audit and review content within the site.  Included is everything you'll need to get going - additional taxonomies to track audits and progress,  additional text fields to leave review notes or add document notes, an

  • Sector Blog

    Sector Blog offers a simple and easy to use blog to publish updates, engage with your audience, or collaborate across teams and locations. Included is everything you'll need to get going - a Blog post content type, automated lists and filtered archives,

  • Sector Add-ons

    Next to the features and functionality provided by the Sector D8 Starter Kit, Sector D8 includes a growing number of Sector Add-ons. Each Sector Add-on is published as a Drupal contribution module on

  • Sector Page content setting - Show teaser list of submenu items

    For hierarchical content in menus, Sector provides an easy to use option to show the child pages of a parent page.

    An introduction on Page content settings can be found on the Sector Page content type page.    

  • Sector Promotion content type

    Sector Promotions offer a flexible content type to create and place add-style promotions throughout your site. Promotions can link to both internal and external content.

  • Sector media file types and configuration (Sector D8)

    Sector Media aims to minimise the number of Media contribution modules and to rely on Drupal core Media features as far as this is possible based on the progress of the Drupal Media in core initiative. 

  • Sector Resource content type

    Sector Resource offers a base content type for informational material and documents. Included is everything you'll need to start a Resource catalogue on your site  - a structured content type, automated lists, and filtered archives, as well as both prom

  • Sector News content type

    Sector News is based on the Drupal default Article content type.

  • Preconfigured content types and displays

    Drupal allows sitebuilders to create structured content types for a wide variety of use cases - without code. The Sector Starter KIT includes four base content types. Additional content types are available as Sector add-ons.

  • Working with Sector

    Editors, sitebuilders and developers familiar with Drupal and Bootstrap will find it easy to use Sector. Working with Sector in the Sector guide introduces Sector-specific elements, configuration, and settings to sitebuilders and developers.

  • Installing Sector

    Installing Sector is as easy as installing Drupal. Chapter 3 of the Drupal 8 User Guide covers server requirements, additional tools, preparing for installation, and running the installation script.
  • Planning your project

    No one web project is like another, but there are a few common touchstones that you should consider at the start of your project.

  • Differences between Sector D7 and Sector D8

    The differences between Drupal 7 and Drupal 8 are significant and have major dependencies on Sector D8. 

    Drupal 8 includes:

  • Drupal modules included in Sector

    The Sector distribution includes the latest stable Drupal core, a selection of Drupal custom modules and tailored custom modules by Sparks Interactive. 

  • What is Sector?

    Sector is an open source CMS Drupal distribution that is ready to go and easy to administer.

  • Sector Page content type

    Sector Pages are based on the Drupal default Page content type. Sector Pages provide an easy starting point for hierarchical content in menus and include three sample layouts and additional sample content settings to get you started.  

  • Sector password policy

    For added security and easy to configure, granular password policies, the Sector Distribution includes the Drupal Password Policy module. This includes a preconfigured password policy:

  • Media file management and media file types

    Media adds advanced file and media management to your site. The preconfigured Sector media types include metadata fields - from captions, to transcripts, to copyright; Sector brings it out of the box.

  • Sector menu configuration

    Next to the Drupal default menus, Sector ships with additional preconfigured menus and menu blocks to make it as easy as possible to get started.

  • Organising your content

    Sector allows you to organise your content in structures that your intended audience can grasp quickly.

  • Metadata

    Metadata is information (data) about information. In content management systems metadata can include all attributes or elements that describe a unit of content held in the system (like images, pages, and documents).

  • Preconfigured user roles, user profiles and permissions

    The Drupal permissions and user roles management governs user access to both sitebuilding and editorial tasks. The Sector Starter Kit includes preconfigured user roles, users, and permissions that can be used as-is or easily adjusted to support your spe

  • Sector text format configuration

    Drupal text formats provide additional security and filters for your text content. The Sector text format configuration adjusts the existing text formats and adds additional formats to cater for common use cases. 
  • Sector WYSIWYG templates

    WYSIWYG templates allow content editors to add advanced design elements to their pages without the need to code -  just select a template from the drop-down and insert it into the WYSIWYG field. 

Open Source award winner!

Sparks Interactive are delighted to accept the Open Source Use in Business award for Sector and the open source platform

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