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Editing a resource

User role
Content Editor Content Administrator
Task
Content editing
Topic
Content editing Sector Add-ons
Product
Sector Add-ons Sector Resources

Resource nodes can be found on your resources landing page and archive, with teasers of resources also displayed in other parts of your website.

Visit the Sector online demo to see a resources landing page and sample resources

All content types share a set of standard fields that are introduced in Navigating a node edit form. This guide focuses on additional fields for resources. 

When editing a resource node, you should:

  1. Add a new resource

  2. Select resource category

  3. Add resource metadata

  4. Attach related files

  5. Add body content

  6. Add related content

  7. Change the standard node settings

  8. Preview and publish the resource

For general guidance on adding and editing content, see:

Adding new content to your site and Making changes to existing content on your site.

Step 1 - Add a new resource

To add a resource, use the AdminUI toolbar and navigate to Content > Add content > Resource

<your.domain>/node/add/resource

This takes you to a node edit form for a resource node. 


Screenshot of resource node edit form (with numbered highlights)

Screenshot - Selecting resource category, meta data, and related files for a resource node


Step 2 - Select resource category

Select a resource category from the drop-down list ( 1 ). 'Resource category' is a taxonomy, so its terms can be changed by content administrators.

Step 3 - Add resource metadata

The default 'Issue date' ( 2 ) will be today’s date, so change this if needed.

You can group resources by topic by giving them 'Tags' ( 3 ). New tags can be added by content administrators - see Introduction to taxonomies to learn more.

Step 4 - Attach related files

Select files ( 4 ) to attach document versions of your resource, or other related files. You can learn about uploading files in Adding files using the media browser.

Step 5 - Add body content

Add the main content of your news item to the 'Body' field. For more information about using this field, see our Introduction to the WYSIWYG editor.

Step 6 - Add related content

As well as related files, you can attach related content in the form of internal and external links. To learn more about this, see Adding related content to a node.

Step 7 - Change the standard node settings

The standard node settings (e.g. authoring information) are at the side of the node edit form. You can learn more about these settings in Changing standard node settings.

Step 8 - Preview and publish the resource

At the bottom of the node edit form you can save and preview your content.

Before you save your resource as 'published', you should preview it to see how it displays - see Previewing your content. Once you're happy with how it looks, publish the node.


Want to revert to a previous version of the node? See Creating and reverting revisions.


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