This section describes how various features of Drupal work. Even if you were familiar with previous versions of Drupal, you will find updated and expanded information about its features here. If you are working on the Offices and Services site, you should begin with the Groups documentation.

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Adding Content

Drupal now has a centralized interface for adding and managing content, rather than requiring you to visit the page where you want to add it first.


Categories can be applied to stories to help users view a list of similar content.


The most important new feature of Drupal are components, which are prepackaged features you can add and organize to structure your content.

Content Types

This is how Drupal structures the information on the site, so that basic pages, events, stories, and profiles can have different fields.


Our Offices and Services site uses groups to enable each office to manage its own content and list of editors. The groups system changes several of the interfaces described in other sections of this documentation.


The system for managing menus is completely new and gives you more direct control over how the menus are structured, but requires more hands-on management to get them set up.

Meta Tags

You can use meta tags on your content to control how it is presented in search engine results and on social media. These tags also help people find your content.


Each time you save a piece of content, you create a revision of it and all its components in Drupal. You can access, review, and revert these revisions by navigating to the content, clicking Edit Page in the admin bar at the top of the screen, and selecting Revisions.

Titles and Teasers

Sometimes your content will appear as a condensed preview and this section describes how you can control what is displayed in this view mode. This is also where featured images are discussed.

URL Paths

Paths to content are now determined by your title and menu, but can be overridden and redirected, as outlined in this section of our documentation.


Drupal now has a way to create content as a draft and send it out for review. You can also archive content you no longer wish to be public, but want to remain available on the site for editors to use.