Drupal Enterprise 7: Create a Landing Page (aka Node)

The following instructions are for websites using the default UMN Drupal Enterprise 7 configuration.

Landing pages are for unique pages on your site. You will add the majority of content to these pages through Panelizer (a tool within the Panopoly module).

Your role in Drupal may not have the proper permissions to complete the task. Contact your site administrator for additional information.


  1. Click Menu in the Administrator toolbar.
    Drupal administrator toolbar. The Menu option is highlighted. 
  2. Click Content in the Menu toolbar.
    Screenshot of the first part of the menu toolbar. Content is highlighted.
  3. Click the +Add Content link.
    Content page. Add content link is highlighted.
  4. Click the Landing page link under Add content.
  5. Enter a title for your landing page in the Title field (required).
  6. Enter a URL path in the Path Slug field (required). This URL will be added to the end of the automatically generated URL.
    • Note: This URL will be added to the end of the automatically generated URL.
  7. If you site uses groups, select the appropriate group from the Primary groups audience field.
  8. Fill in any optional fields as needed.
    • The Hero image field is optional but often used for these kinds of pages. It is intended to add large, banner-like image to the top of your landing page.
      • The Hero image size must be a minimum of 800x300.
      • Files must be less than 256 MB.
      • Allowed file types: png, gif, jpg, jpeg.
    • If you wish to have text appear next to the Hero image, enter 1-3 sentences in the Hero image description field.
  9. Click Publishing Options in the bottom left corner.
    Drupal Content sub-menu. Content sub-menu includes Meta tags, Scheduling options, Authoring information, and Publish options. Publishing options is highlighted.
  10. Choose the publishing state from the Choose an action drop-down menu (required).
    Drupal publishing actions menu. The action menu includes Draft, Needs Review, and Published. Draft is highlighted.

    • Draft: This state keeps the page private.  You can keep working on the page without having the public see it.
    • Needs Review: This state keeps the page private, but flags the page as ready for editing.
    • Published: This state makes the page public.  Publishing a page will also make it viewable in any menus or automatic lists (aka views) that might reference the page.
  11. Enter a message to state your changes in the Log message for this state change field.
  12. Check the Create new revision checkbox.

    Create new revision checkbox.

    : This checkbox should automatically be checked. If it isn't, check it.

  13. Click Save. You should now see the new content page on your site.

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