Drupal Template: 
UQ School Template

Guidance Notes

The UQ School Template design is based on current best practice and identified needs of school website users.

The focus of the School website is to provide:

  • a "promotional and showcase" site
  • a clear navigation pathway for current and future students.

The Home Page of the UQ School Template is divided into the following sections, viz. the top banner, featured items, about the school and community. Navigate to relevant section for editing instructions.

 
 
 

 

 

  Expand the headings below for further instructions on populating these sections.

 

Top Banner

Top Banner

Drupal Template: 
UQ School Template

 

To achieve the customised Top Banner for your school Home Page as exemplified in the image below, the title and banner image must be edited. To access the instructions, click on the hyperlinked elements below.

  1. Title
  2. Banner image

Title and Banner Image

 

Edit the Title

Step 1

Using the mouse, hover the pointer over the title to activate the Title field and display the Edit cog (Edit Menu icon). Click the icon to display the menu.

School Title Edit Menu Cog

 

 
Step 2

The menu displays. Select Edit to open the Structure page.

School Title Edit Menu List

 

 
Step 3

The page displays.  To insert the name of the school or message in the banner, edit the text in the Body of the Structure Page and click Save.

Title Structure Edit

 

The title is updated on the Home Page.
 

Updated Home Page Title

 

 

 

The blue background for the Top Banner can be edited by inserting an image or changing the background colour to white, grey, black or purple.

  Contact the CMS Drupal Team to assist with editing the Banner Image.

 

Featured Items

Featured Items

Drupal Template: 
UQ School Template
 
  1. FrontPage Hero
  2. Featured Content Render

 

Edit the FrontPage Hero

The feature window enables the school to showcase its work or services. To achieve the Sample 1 - FrontPage Hero, follow the steps listed below.

Before commencing this task, there needs to be an existing article or basic page to showcase.  If you do not have an article to use, follow the steps outlined in Create an Article or Create a Basic Page before continuing with the steps below. If either exists, proceed to Step 1.

 

Front Page Hero image

 

 

Step 1

Using the mouse, hover the pointer over the white space below the Community (Heading) to activate the Edit cog (). Click the icon to display the menu.

Featured Node Edit Menu icon

 

 
Step 2

The menu displays. Select Edit to open the FrontPage Hero page.

Featured Node Edit Menu icon Menu List

 

 
Step 3

To enter the Node Reference, start typing the Title of the page to feature in the Featured window and Title options will be displayed. Click on the Page Title to select the applicable page and click Save.

FrontPage Hero Autocomplete

 

The Node Reference displays in the format Title (Node Number). See the image below.

 

FrontPage Hero Node Reference completed

 

Alternatively, enter the Node Reference to be displayed in the Featured Node in the format Title (Node Number) and click Save.
 
 
  •   Find the Node Reference

    The Node Reference consists of the Title and the Node Number. Navigate to the page for which you require the node reference, and gather the required information.

     

    Find the node reference
     
    1. The Title (item numbered 1) appears at the top of the page above the tabs (i.e. view, edit and manage display).
    2. Hover the pointer over the edit tab, refer to item numbered 2. The path for the page will appear at the bottom of the screen, refer to item numbered 3.
    3. 291/edit. The number 291 in the path is the Node Number.
    4. Thus, the Node Reference is Recent Projects (291).

 

 
Step 4
Review the Featured window.  The numbered items in the image refer to the following fields on the Article that is published as the FrontPage Hero.
  1. Article Title
  2. Article Image
  3. Image Title
 

Sample FrontPage Hero

 

 
Step 5

To amend the display in the Featured window, return to the Article and edit the numbered items and click Save.

  1. Article Title
  2. Article Image
  3. Image Title

Note: Complete alternate text for the image because it is used for screen readers,  search engines or when the image cannot be loaded.

Edit Front Page Hero

 

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Featured Content Render

The featured content render enables the School to feature articles, new or events related to the School.  Thus, any basic page, article, event, project or grant that has been published and has the option promoted to front page ticked will display within the feature content render.  Follow the steps below to feature content in the Featured Content Render.

Featured Content Render

 

 
Edit content to display in the Featured Content Render
Step 1

Click Content located at the top left-hand side of the Home Page to display the list of content on the website.

Click Content

 

 
Step 2

The list of content displays.  Click on the hyperlinked title of the content type that will be displayed in the featured content render.

Select Content from Content List

 

 
Step 3

Click New draft to edit the Basic Page.

Edit New Draft

 

 
Step 4
The Edit Basic Page displays. Scroll to the bottom of the page and complete the numbered items.
  1. Tick Provide a menu link.
  2. Edit the menu link title if different to the Page title
  3. Select a Parent Item for the menu link. Selection of a parent item ensures improved website navigation by displaying a breadcrumb trail at the top of the page.
  4. Select a weight to determine the order of the menu link in the Parent Item. Menu links with smaller weights are displayed before links with larger weights.

Menu Settings for Basic Page

 
Step 5

Select the Publishing options and tick the box next to Promoted to front page to feature the basic page in the Featured Content Render and click Save.

Promoted to front page

 

 
Step 6

The web page displays.  If the web page is to be reviewed before publishing, select Apply to confirm the moderation state of Needs Review.

Apply Needs Review

 

 
Step 7

Using the mouse pointer, click Moderate to open the History of Sample 1 - Featured content render page

Select Moderate Basic Page

 

 
Step 8

The History of Sample 1 - Featured content render page displays.  To open the draft, click View in the Revision actions column.

Select View

 

 
Step 9

The draft Sample 1 - Featured content render page displays. Review the draft.  To edit the draft, click Edit draft.

Edit Draft

 

 
Step 10

The Edit Basic Page Sample 1 - Featured content render displays. Make the required changes and click Save.

 

 
Step 11

To publish the revised Sample 1 - Featured content render page, click Needs Review to display moderation state options.

Publish Sample Content

 

 
Step 12

Select Published and click Apply.

Select published and apply

 

The promoted page will display in the Featured content render.

First Promoted to Front page

 

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About the School

About the School

Drupal Template: 
UQ School Template
 

About the School

The "About the School" section on the Home Page is intended for a small description of the school to frame who you are and what you do.  To edit the "About the School" section, follow the steps outlined below.

Step 1

Using the mouse, hover the pointer over the right-hand corner of the "About the School" section to activate the field and display the Edit cog (Edit menu icon). Click the icon to display the menu.

Edit Menu icon

 

 
Step 2

The menu displays. Select Edit to open the About the School text.

Edit Menu List

 

 
Step 3

Edit the text in the Body field and click Save.

About the School structure

 

 

Local Site Footer

Local Site Footer

Drupal Template: 
UQ School Template

This functionality is available to Site Coordinators and Administrators only.

Local Site Footer

The "Local Site Footer" of the UQ School Template enables the school to list Topics as menus with links to further detail. The Topic menus that are included by default are Community, Student Support, Events and activities and Services. To access the instructions, click on the hyperlinked topics below.

NOTE: The Topic menus require links to appear in the Local Site Footer.

  1. Community
  2. Student Support
  3. Events and activities
  4. Services

Community

 

Edit the Title & Add Links
Step 1

Click Structure to expand the menu. Move the mouse pointer over Menus to display the list of menus, then click Community to access the List of links in the Community menu.

Community Menu

 

 
Step 2

The links displays.  To edit the title "Community" proceed to Step 3.  To add additional Social Media tools, proceed to Step 4.

Community Structure

 

 
Step 3

Follow the numbered items and click Save.

  1. Click the tab, Edit Menu
  2. Update the Title

 

Community Engagment

 

The title is updated on the Menu.

 

Community Title updated

 

 
Step 4

To add additional Social Media tools, click Add Link to edit the new menu link.

Community - Add Link
 

 

Step 5

Complete the numbered items and click Save.

  1. Menu link title

  2. Path

 

Add Link - Flickr

 

 
Step 6

The Community Engagement links displays. Return to Step 4 to add additional links or click the home icon (Home Icon) to return to the Home Page.

 

Home Link from Community Structure

 

 

The Community Section displays the updated title and added link.

 

Added Flickr

 

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Student Support

 

Edit the Title & Add Links
Step 1

Click Structure to expand the menu. Move the mouse pointer over Menus to display the list of menus, then click Student Support to access the List of links in the Student Support menu.

Student Support Menu

 

 
Step 2

The Student Support links displays.  To edit the title "Student Support" title proceed to Step 3.  To add additional links, proceed to Step 4.

 

Student Support Structure Page

 

Follow the numbered items and click Save.

  1. Click the tab, Edit Menu
  2. Update the Title

Student Support Structure

 

The menu title is updated to Support.

 

Student Support Title change

 

 
Step 4

To add additional links, click Add Link to edit the new menu link.

 

Student Support Add Link

 

 
Step 5

Complete the numbered items and click Save.

  1. Menu link title
  2. Path

 

Add Link for Student Support

 

 
Step 6

The Student Support links displays. Return to Step 4 to add additional links or click the home icon (Home Icon) to return to the Home Page.

 

Added Student Support Link

 

 
The Student Support section displays the updated title and added link.
 
 
Added Student Services Link

 

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Events and Activities

 

Edit the Title & Add Links
Step 1

Click Structure to expand the menu. Move the mouse pointer over Menus to display the list of menus, then click Events and activities to access the List of links in the Events and activities menu.

Events and activities menu

 

 
Step 2

 

The list links displays.  To edit the title "Events and Activites" title proceed to Step 3.  To add additional links, proceed to Step 4.

Events and Activities - Structure Page

 

Follow the numbered items and click Save.

  1. Click the tab, Edit Menu
  2. Update the Title

Events and Activities Title Change

 
 
The menu title is updated to School Events and activities.

Events and Activities Title Change Saved

 

 
Step 4

To add additional links, click Add Link to edit the new menu link.

Events and Activities Add Link

 

 

Step 5

Complete the numbered items and click Save.

  1. Menu link title 
  2. Path

Events and Activities - Add Link

 

 
Step 6

The School Events and Activities links displays. Return to Step 4 to add additional links or click the home icon (Home Icon) to return to the Home Page.

Added UQ Orientation

 
The Event and Activites section displays the updated title and added link.
 

Updated Events and Activities section

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Services

Services is not displayed in the local footer of the Home Page because is does not include links. To edit the title and add links, follow the steps below.

Edit the Title & Add Links
Step 1

 

Click Structure to expand the menu. Move the mouse pointer over Menus to display the list of menus, then click Services and facilities to access the List of links in the Services and facilities menu.

Services Menu

 
Step 2

To edit the title "Services and Facilities" proceed to Step 3.  To add a link, proceed to Step 4.

Services and Facilities Structure

 

Follow the numbered items and click Save.

  1. Click the tab, Edit Menu
  2. Update the Title

Services and Facilities Title Change

 

The title is updated to Services.

Services and Facilities  - Title Change Saved

 

 
Step 4

To add a link, click Add Link to edit the new menu link.

Services and Facilities - Add link

 

 

Step 5

Complete the numbered items and click Save.

  1. Menu link title 
  2. Path

 

Services and Facilities - Add a link

 

 
Step 6

The Services links displays. Return to Step 4 to add additional links or click the home icon (Home Icon) to return to the Home Page.

Services - Added L:earning Workshops Link

 
The Services section displays the updated title and added link.
 
Services - Local Footer

 

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