Drupal Lite 7: Create a New Content Type

Content types are fundamental to how Drupal organizes content and controls how contributors add content to your site and how viewers experience that content.

Add a new content type to your site only when you've identified a new category of content that will have multiple pages associated with it.

This is the first of eight tasks to Create a New Content Type.

Additionally, your role in Drupal may not have access to this tool. Contact your site administrator for additional information.

Directions

  1. Click Menu in the Administrator toolbar.
  2. Click Custom Settings in the Menu bar.
  3. Click Advanced.
  4. Click Manage Content Types.
    Manage Content Types link between Manage Views and Manage Nodequeue links
  5. Click Add content type.
    Add content type link between administration breadcrumbs and Content Types title
  6. Enter name of content in Name field.
  7. Enter description of content in Description field.
  8. Click Panelizer in the lower left corner.
    Panelizer tab after the Menu settings tab
  9. Check the Panelize checkbox.
    Panelize checkbox
  10. Check the box next to Full Page Override (Page Manager is enabled correctly).
    Full page override checkbox
  11. Check Provide an initial display named "Default".
    Checkbox to Provide an initial display named "Default" before checkbox to Allow per-record display choice
  12. Repeat steps 11 for Teaser and Featured options.
  13. Click Save Content Type or click Save and add fields.
    • Note: Click Save and add fields if you intend to continue configuring the new content type.

Next Tasks

Creating a new content type has several stages. Please continue with the following tasks.

  1. Add an Existing Field to an Existing Content Type
  2. Add a New Field to an Existing Content Type
  3. Edit the Layout for an Existing Content Type (with Panelizer)
  4. Stop Displaying a Field for an Existing Content Type (with Panelizer)
  5. Display a Field for an Existing Content Type (with Panelizer)
  6. Move the Display of a Field for an Existing Content Type (with Panelizer)
  7. Edit the URL Alias Pattern for an Existing Content Type