Drupal Enterprise 7: Display More Content on a Landing Page

The following instructions are for websites using the default UMN Drupal Enterprise 7 (DE7) configuration.

These instructions are the same for any page on your site; however, you should rarely edit the display of content on a single page on your site. Most of the time, when you need to change the display of content, you should make those changes for the content type as a whole. Landing pages are the exception to this rule of thumb.

Additionally, 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.
  2. Click Content in the Menu toolbar.
  3. Use filters, if desired, at the top of the Content page to locate the page you want to edit by entering Title, Type, Author, Published status (Yes or No), or Vocabulary and clicking Apply.
    Drupal content filters include Title, Type, Author, Published, and Vocabulary.
  4. Click the page title link in the Title column for the page you want to edit.
    Screenshot of the Content page with the Title column highlighted.
  5. Click the Customize display tab.
    Node tabbed menu. The tabbed menu includes View, Edit, Revisions, Convert, and Customize display. Customize display is highlighted. 
  6. Click content link in the Operations column next to Full page overrideYou should see a diagram of regions and panels that match the general layout of the content type your editing and the arrangement of content being displayed on that content type.
    Full page override options include settings, context, layout, content, and breadcrumbs. Content is highlighted.

  7. Click the gear Gear icon. icon for the pane that is displaying the content you want to hide.
  8. Select Add content from the drop-down menu.
  9. Click on the left-hand tab that relates to the content you want to display. For example, if I wanted to display a menu on the page, click the Menus tab.
    Add content dialog window. The menu includes Activity, Blocks, Form Content, Menus, Page Content, View Panes, and Widgets. Page Content is highlighted.
    • Blocks tab: You'll find Easy Social, Level One Menu Block, Level Two Menu Block.
    • Page Content tab: You'll find all fields associated with your site's content types (e.g. Node Title, Body, Short Description, Pull Quote, etc.)
    • View panes tab: You'll find all displays for each of your site's views.
  10. Click Add for the content you want to display.
    Add content dialog window. Screenshot of sample content. The Add button is highlighted. 
    • Note: You will have one or two screens of additional options, depending on the pane you add. Make your selections and click Save or Continue and Finish.
    • You should see that a new pane box that matches the content you added is now included in the region.
  11. If necessary, click the dark grey title bar for the pane box and drag the box until it is positioned where you want the content to display within the region.
    Screenshot of dragging a region to reposition it.
  12. Choose the publishing state from the Change State drop-down menu near the bottom of the page (required).
    Change State drop-down menu. The options include Draft, Needs Review, and Published. Published is highlighted. 
    • Draft: This state keeps the display change(s) private. You can keep working on the page without having the public see it.
    • Needs Review: This state keeps the display change(s) private, but flags the page as ready for editing.
    • Published: This state makes the display change(s) public.
  13. Enter a message to state your changes in the Log message for this state change field (required).
  14. Click SaveYou should see a status message saying The settings have been updated.
  15. Click the View tab to see the changes to the page.
    • Note: If you chose Draft or Needs Review from the Change State drop-down, click View Draft instead.

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