Drupal Enterprise 7: Edit the Layout of a Landing Page (aka Node)

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

Drupal is highly customizable, and your site may have different steps for completing the task. Additionally, your role in Drupal may not have the proper permissions to complete the task. Contact your site administrator for additional information.

Very rarely should you edit the layout of a landing page on your site. Most of the time, when you need to change a layout, you should change the layout for the content type as a whole, not for individual pages. Landing pages are the exception to this rule of thumb.


  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. 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 the layout link in the Operations column next to Full page override.
    Full page override options include settings, context, layout, content, and breadcrumbs. Layout is highlighted.
  7. Select Radix from the Category drop-down menu.
    the choices in the layout category selector: builders, columns 1, columns 2, columns 3, panoply, radix

    • Note: You should always use Panopoly layouts. They work consistently with all major, modern web browsers and utilize responsive design.

  8. Select the layout you wish to apply to your page.
  9. Click Continue. You will see a preview of the new layout with the display panes assigned to the regions associated with the new layout.
  10. Check the Create new revision checkbox.
    Screenshot of the Create new revision checkbox.

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

  11. Click Save. You should see a diagram of regions and panels that match the new layout and the arrangement of content being displayed in the layout.
  12. 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.
  13. Enter a message to state your changes in the Log message for this state change field.
  14. Click SaveYou should see a status message saying The settings have been updated.
  15. Click the View tab to see the new layout applied to the content page.
    • Note: If you chose Draft or Needs Review from the Change State drop-down, click View Draft instead..

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