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Drupal 101 - Before you start

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Before you start, we need to get a few terms from 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? 

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TL;DR - Editor's cheat sheet

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TL;DR stands for too long; didn’t read. The editor guides on Sector.nz contain a large amount of information - here are the most important things to know.

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Logging in to your user account

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To get started, you need a user account on the website. A Support Agent user can create an account for you.
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Using the Administration User Interface (AdminUI)

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Once you've logged in to your user account, you'll see the Administration User Interface (AdminUI). This has two distinct areas: the AdminUI overlay on the frontend of your site, and the AdminUI backend.
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Introduction to the Starter Kit site structure

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The Starter Kit includes a homepage, hierarchical pages sorted into menus and site sections, a news section, and a resource library. This guide provides an overview of the site structure and what content should go where.
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Navigating the Content section of the AdminUI

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The Content section of the AdminUI lets you create, view, and edit content - it will be one of the areas you access the most in the backend of your site.

You can access the content section by going to 'Content' in the AdminUI toolbar.

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Navigating a node edit form

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When you create or edit a node, the page you see is a node edit form. A node edit form contains fields for your content - this guide is about fields commonly used across content types.
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Adding new content to your site

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Adding new content to your site is easy - this guide shows you how.
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Editing a standard or section entry page

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Standard and section entry pages are page layout variants of the Page content type.

Visit the Sector online demo to see a section entry page containing standard pages

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Editing existing content on your site

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Editing content on your site is easy, but there are a few things to keep in mind when your edited content that is already published on a LIVE site.  

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Editing the homepage

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The homepage is built from many parts and editing it is different to how you edit other content. In this article you can see how to make changes to different parts of the homepage.

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Editing a resource

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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

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Editing a portfolio page

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The Sector Portfolio add-on offers a simple way to add a promotional portfolio or showcase to your site. This guide explains how to add and edit your portfolio content.

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Editing a blog post

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The Sector Blog add-on offers a simple and easy to use blog to publish updates, engage with your audience, or collaborate across teams and locations. This guide explains how to add and edit your blog posts. 

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Editing a news item

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Each piece of news content is a News node which can be found on your news landing page and archive. Teasers of news items are also displayed in other parts of your website.
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Editing an event

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The Sector add-on Event content type is prepared for events with a defined start and end date that happen at a specific location. This guide explains how to add and edit your event content.

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Editing a promotion

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Sector Promotions offer a flexible content type to create and place ad-style promotions throughout your site. As part of the Sector Starter Kit, promotions are placed on the homepage, and this guide explains how to add and edit them. 

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Editing content in blocks

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Blocks are used for placing blocks of content on your site (such as the footer and other content that is not in a node). Users with the content administrator role are able to edit blocks.
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Introduction to the WYSIWYG editor

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The WYSIWYG text editor (What You See Is What You Get) is used to manage text styles and formatting on your main text fields - and can do so much more! 
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Using WYSIWYG templates

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WYSIWYG templates allow you to expand the standard formatting options and to display your content in a more engaging way. This guide explains how use the templates in your WYSIWYG editor. 

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Adding media files in the WYSIWYG editor

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You can add images, documents, and videos to your content directly from the WYSIWYG editor. The media browser allows you to select a file that has already been uploaded to your site, or you can upload a new one.

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Previewing your content

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You can preview content within the WYSIWYG editor as you create it, and by using the Preview option in the node edit form - however, some changes you make can’t be previewed.
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Introduction to taxonomies

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In Sector, we use taxonomies as filter criteria, to add metadata, and to label content - as well as for some magic behind the scenes. This guide introduces the taxonomies concepts and explains what each of the taxonomies do. 

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Managing taxonomies

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Drupal’s taxonomy management allows you to sort, organise, and label your content. The terms in a taxonomy can be used, for example, as filters for your resource library.

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Creating, reverting, and managing revisions

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Revisions are used to keep track of changes made to content - this allows you to go back in time and to revert the node back to a previous version if needed.
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Understanding user permissions - or why can't I ...

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If you find that you can’t edit something on your site - perhaps a menu, block, or specific content type - your user profile likely doesn’t have the required role to allow you to do this task.

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I’m having issues formatting in the WYSIWYG editor

Troubleshooting
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Struggling with formatting your body content in the WYSIWYG text editor? These tips might be able to help you out.
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I'm having issues with an uploaded media file

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Having issues uploading an image, video, or document? Want to replace a file across the whole site? This guide provides some pointers.

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An event map isn’t displaying correctly

Troubleshooting
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Each event can have an interactive Google Map displayed for the event location. If you’ve entered a location for an event, but the map isn’t displaying once you’ve saved the node, try checking the following.
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Sector content elements

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The Sector Starter Kit comes with a set of preconfigured content elements that are easy to adapt to your design and easy to edit with the Sector content authoring tools. 

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Editing an index

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If your site has the Sector Index A-Z add-on, you can add index items to two alphabetical indexes - one organised by title and one by topic.

Visit the Sector online demo to see Index A-Z by Title and Index A-Z by Topic

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Editing a contact

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If your site has the Sector Contact add-on, you can add a person, a team, or a generic contact to your site. The contacts are displayed on a Contacts landing page.

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Our Sector 9 Roadmap is out!

With the release for Drupal 9 coming closer, we have now published our Sector 9 Roadmap.

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