Formatting Drupal content
This page is provided as a guide for novice users, unfamiliar with HTML and CSS. It illustrates some very simple editing to show how to enhance the layout of a page. As well as standard HTML, some additional functionality is built into to theme to simplify the task of formatting, and to give the pages a consistent look and feel.
This procedure applies to moderators/administrators only and to all comments in general. Comments need to be dealt with as soon after they arrive as possible. This is especially true of forums if they are to be kept alive.
Go adminster > comments to obtain theview shown below. Then select the Approval queue tab.
Anyone who has logged in, in may join a discussion. You don't have to be a member of the Linux User Group (LUG). Once logged in, simply select the topic on which you wish to express a point of view and click add comment. You may also add a reply to any of previous comments, for example, if you know the answer to a question, or problem,
When a comment has no replies, it may be (optionally) edited by its author. The comment module uses the same input formats and HTML tags available when creating other forms of content.
Add forum blocks
The forum module has three blocks which can be added, either to one of the sidebars, or to the content itself, if and when required. The use of the forum blocks is optional and depends on your site layout requirements. The blocks are disabled by default and are,
You need special privileges to add a forum topic. Go to create content > forum topic to obtain the form shown below. This form is also identical to that of a content page, and is completed in much the same way. A forum topic is the start of a threaded discussion
Setting up a Drupal forum
You need special privileges,usually administrator rights, to be able to set up a forum The forum module of Drupal is quite basic, but if you don't anticipate a large user group then this module will get you started. Once you have gained some experience you may wish to explore and install the advanced forum module.
Setting up a forum is a two part process. First set up up the forum, via administer > forums. The privileges to do this may be restricted solely to administers.
Creating a new Drupal menu
There may come a point when a menu has become to large and unwieldy to manage and needs to broken into a number of smaller sub menus. Each chunk in the original menu then has to be moved to its new menu location
This procedure is for administrators only
Single menu or separate section menus
There are essentially two options,
Why use the taxonomy manager module
The two main advantages of the taxonomy module are
Aims of SoSLUG web site
One of the aims of the website is to promote all things Linux, and Open Source technology. The site content therefore is a reflection of members interests, and in this respect is free format, meaning articles can be about almost anything. The wiki pages, howto sections, and the tutorial (e.g. webstyle) portions of site, deal with more specific subjects and so their content can be easily slotted into a menu structure.