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Breadcrumbs€”or a breadcrumb trail€”is a secondary navigation system that indicates to a user where they are within a site and how they got there.
Curious where your site's traffic is coming from or how people navigate around your site? You can add Google Analytics to your site to help monitor its traffic.
Additionally, your role in Drupal may not have the proper permissions to complete the task. Contact your site administrator for additional information.
When working with fields, it is always preferable to reuse existing fields than to create new fields. Only create a new field when no existing field will meet your needs.
To use a new vocabulary to help organize your site, you first need to add it to a content type. The first time you add a vocabulary to a content type, you need to make a field for that vocabulary.
Each content type has default content and a default layout.
Each content type has default content and layout. You can easily add additional content to a page.
Each content type has default content and layout. You can easily add additional content to a page by adding additional panes.
When working with fields, it is always preferable to reuse existing fields than to create new fields.
Your role in Drupal may not have the proper permissions to complete the task. Contact your site administrator for additional information.
Your role in Drupal may not have the proper permissions to complete the task. Contact your site administrator for additional information.
Anyone that can log in to the University of Minnesota using an Internet ID can be given access to your site. There are two methods for adding new people to your site: 
Description In Drupal Lite, if mulitiple images are added to the Banner, they will automatically be displayed as rotating images.
Each content type has a default page layout.
When a change is made to a Drupal Lite 7 page using the Customize this page button (which is at the bottom of the page), those changes are queued by the Drupal module Purger when the
Your role in Drupal may not have the proper permissions to complete the task. Contact your site administrator for additional information.
The Biography content type is for making biographical pages for your site. There is a tool available for adding a list of biographies to another page. Instructions To create a new Biography page
The General Page content type is for making standard pages in your site. The General Page has a field for a banner image, which will appear at the top of the page, just below the title.
Views is the tool Drupal uses to create and organize automated lists. It is a very powerful and configurable tool.
Content types are fundamental to how Drupal organizes content and controls how contributors add content to your site and how viewers experience that content.
The News/Blog content type is used to post news articles to your site. Instructions To create a new News/Blog page
A Session Presenter content type is a simple version of a Biography page. Instructions To create a new Session Presenter page
The Sessions content type is used to create pages devoted to conference sessions. It has a tool for connecting Biography pages to the Session page.
When you are editing a field that has the formatting toolbar, you can add email links that point to an email address instead of a web page.
There may be pages on your site that have similar fields, but you want to have different layouts.
Each content type has default content that appears on the new content form. The items that appear on the new content form are referred to as Fields.
Displaying content using panels requires three things: fields, a layout, and the mapping of those fields to the layout. These instructions are for mapping a field to a layout.
Your role in Drupal may not have the proper permissions to complete the task. Contact your site administrator for additional information.
Displaying content using panels requires three things: fields, a layout, and the mapping of those fields to the layout. These instructions are for selecting and applying a layout.
Instructions Log in to your site.Click Menu in the Administration Toolbar.Click List Content in the submenu of the Administration Toolbar.All
You might have a need to add an image, a PDF document, an Office document, or some other type of file to a page on your site. When you add the file, it is uploaded to your site's files folder.
Each Drupal Lite site will have its own unique storage for files that are uploaded. You can upload nearly any type of file.
Issue Known Error: "You are not authorized to access this page" message in a Drupal Lite 7 site after clicking "Customize this page" button
Anchor Links are hyperlinks that link to other locations on the same page. They are often used to create a table of contents at the top of a very long page.
Internal hyperlinks are links within your site-- for example, from a project page to a researcher's biography page. The link tool will create relative references for the links.
External hyperlinks are links to locations outside of your site-- for example, from an "About Us" page to your college's homepage.
These instructions are for sites that are using the Drupal Lite 7 platform. To log in to your site
Your site's menu will appear at the top of every page, below the site header.
All content that appears in the main body of a page can be moved around (the main body is the area between the navigation menu at the top and the footer at the bottom).
Drupal uses panes to display content within a layout. Panes can be moved around within a layout. Panes can move from one region to another or from one position within a region to another.
There are four levels to a Drupal Lite page. When you are working on your site, you will be interacting with the last three in the list. Theme
Whenever you upload files in Drupal Light, they are stored in the Files directory on the server. Instead of uploading multiple copies of a file, you can "re-use" the file in the new instance.
This article applies to sites that are using Drupal Lite 7.
Your role in Drupal may not have the proper permissions to complete the task. Contact your site administrator for additional information.
Click Menu in the Administrator toolbar.Click Custom Settings in the Menu bar.Click Advanced.Click Manage Content Types
Your role in Drupal may not have the proper permissions to complete the task. Contact your site administrator for additional information.
You can easily remove content panes from a page.
View displays have three categories of criteria for generating an automated list: Filter criteria, Sort criteria, and Display criteria.
Customize the header When you receive your new site, it will have a simple header (the gray region in the screenshot below). The header will appear at the top of every page.
When your site is created, it has a default homepage. But you can set any page to be your site's home page.
 The main content region of a page consists of different content regions. The number of regions and their layout is defined by the Page Layout. Each content region can have multiple Content Panes.
The main content region of a page consists of different sub-content regions. The number of regions and their layout is defined by the Page Layout.
This article applies to Drupal Lite 7. Content Types are the primary ways that Drupal organizes content. There are five default types of content:
There are three categories of content on your site:
If you are adding an additional content pane to a
There are four types of hyperlinks you can create when editing text in a field that has the formatting toolbar.
All of your files are stored in your Drupal Lite site. From time to time, you might have a need to update the file. For example, if one of your employees has a new portrait picture, or if you have updated a PDF.
This article applies to Drupal Lite 7
When you are logged in to your site, you will see the administration toolbar at the top of screen. The administration toolbar has the following three buttons:
Drupal is a role-based application. When a person logs in to your site, they will be able to complete various tasks based on their administrative role.
This article applies to Drupal Lite 8 or 9.
This article applies to Drupal Lite 8 and 9. A small Google Map can be added to a page using a Custom Block. You must have the Contributor role to add custom blocks to a page.
This article applies to Drupal Lite 8 and 9. Vocabularies include terms. Terms add organizational data to pages and uploaded files, often referred to as metadata.
Layout Builder is a tool that is used to change the layout of a page and / or rearrange the default content blocks.
This article applies to Drupal Lite 8 and 9. There are three content types in Drupal Lite 8 and 9: Biography, General, and News/Blog. Each has a set of default fields and layout.
In Drupal Lite, you can add any page to navigation menu that appears at the top of a page.
This article applies to Drupal Lite 8 and 9. To manage people on a site, you must have the Access Manager role. If you do not see People in the admin menu, contact the site owner.
This article applies to Drupal Lite 8 and 9. Only the Site Owner role has the ability to change the site name.
This article applies to Drupal Lite 8 and 9. There are three default content types in Drupal Lite:
This article applies to Drupal Lite 8 and 9. There are four types of hyperlinks you can create when editing text in a field that has the formatting toolbar.
This article applies to Drupal Lite 8 and 9.
This article applies to Drupal Lite 8 and 9.
This article applies to Drupal Lite 8 and 9.
This article applies to Drupal Lite 8 and 9.
This article applies to Drupal Lite 8 and 9.
This article applies to Drupal Lite 8 and 9. A Google Slide can be embedded in a page. The Slides need to be published to the web so that visitors can view the presentation on the page.
In Drupal Lite 8 and 9, Folwell Components are configured blocks that use the Folwell design system.
This article applies to Drupal Lite 8 and 9. To log in to your Drupal Lite 8 or 9 site, use either:
This article applies to Drupal Lite 8 and 9. This article contains information about:
Applies to Drupal Lite 8 and 9 Access to edit the display of a content type requires the following roles:
This article applies to Drupal Lite 8 and 9.
This article applies to Drupal Lite 8 and 9. Anyone who has the Access Manager role can cancel any account.
Drupal Lite 8 has five default roles:
This article applies to Drupal Lite 8 and 9. When your site is created, it does not have a default homepage. You can set any page to be your site's home page.
This article applies to Drupal Lite 8 and 9. Folwell Tabs Wrappers can be used to create a tabbed interface on a page. Using Tabs Wrappers can make the content easier to navigate.
This article applies to Drupal Lite 8 and 9. Each content type has a default layout for presenting the fields. Using Layout Builder allows for the customization of any page. Layout Builder can be used to:
This article applies to Drupal Lite 8 and 9.
This article applies to Drupal Lite 8 and 9.
Tables are used to organize and display data sets grouped in rows.
From its introduction to the University community, a number of features have been developed for Drupal Lite that may not be enabled on all sites.
  Many sites on the internet publish their content as news feeds. In your Drupal Lite site, you can define a source for a feed and add it as custom content to a page.
Displaying content using panels requires three things: fields, a layout, and the mapping of those fields to the layout. These instructions are for removing the mapping of a field from the layout.
The Colorbox feature provides a modal (pop-up) image gallery that allows you to display thumbnails of images that site visitors can click to view the full size in a carousel.
The Slider Image content type is for setting up images to be used in a rotating slider.
The UMN Search Settings module comes with default configurations on all Drupal Lite sites. There are also some configuration options available to customize the search experience on your site.
Curious where your site's traffic is coming from or how people navigate around your site? You can add Google Analytics to your site to help monitor its traffic. 
The Google Custom Search Engine module will be available for Drupal Lite sites on December 12, 2018.
If you've configured your search results with Google Analytics (explained in the Configure Unit Branding and Navigation for Search Results
If you are using the Google Search Appliance and have your Google Analytics account configured (as outlined in the

Resources

This resource shows an inaccessible website and a retrofitted version that illustrates radical redesign is not needed to meet accessibility standards.
Drupal Lite sites are automatically backed up on a nightly basis.
Get more information about higher educational institutions that have faced liability for inaccessible web content and technologies.
This article offers a great explanation of how disabilities can affect use of the web.
Members of the University of Minnesota community who use Drupal Lite may request enhancements or changes to the Drupal Lite platform, base theme, modules, support site documentation, or communications
This site, maintained by University Relations (URelations), provides requirements and guidelines surrounding the use of color and type/typography at the University of Minnesota.
This site, maintained by University Relations (URelations), provides downloadable files containing offical University of Minnesota logos, wordmarks ("Driven to Discover"), seals, and other official branding elements s
University Relation's web page on University of Minnesota web standards, and usability and accessibility related to the Univesity of Minnesota web templates.
This site, maintained by University Relations (URelations), provides downloadable images for social networking services such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+; as well as common icons for RSS feeds and
Learn about United States laws that require that State and local governments (including the University) give people with disabilities an equal opportunity to benefit from all of their programs, services, and act
University of Minnesota departments and colleges may use the University's Drupal Lite content management platform to publish and maintain web content related to conducting official University business.
WebAIM (Web Accessibility in Mind) provides standards excerpted from Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. It can help you understand how to apply the law in a web content setting.
Section 508 is important because it established the first web accessibility standard.
The following websites were created using Drupal Lite as part of a pilot testing period and offer a glimpse at the tool’s capabilities.
This article explains how the Web affects the lives of people with disabilities.
An overview of how to structure your content for online reading.
Developed by WebAIM.org, this tool provides visual feedback about the accessibility of your web content by injecting icons and indicators into your page.
If you are a website designer. this simple checklist is a great reference that's worth posting in your workspace.
Utah State University's Center for Persons with Disabilities' WebAIM Program provides an impressive slate of accessibility tools.
This checklist is a simplified version of the full Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 for the layperson.

Self-Help Guides

Content is one of the main components of a great user experience. This self-help guide walks you through the process of planning the right content to meet your website's goals.
Build and manage a Drupal Lite website using the advanced tools associated with the Administrator role: Content Types, Taxonomy & Views. 
This self-help guide is for building a site in Drupal Lite 7, including requesting and configuring your site, adding content to your site, and managing your site.
This self-help guide is for building a site in Drupal Lite 8 and 9, including requesting and configuring your site, adding content to your site, and managing your site.