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Final Page Options
The Input format defines how Drupal will process the content in the Body field
(i.e. process as HTML , PHP code , or Filtered HTML ); for now the default will do; in
Chapter 4 we will explore these options in more detail. The Product option specifies if
the page will be handled as a product and if so which type of product. At the moment
we are just looking at content management and Drupal's general features, and are not
concerned with the e-commerce features just yet, so we can leave the default for that
option (the default is to not handle as a product). The Log message option allows us
to leave a note to other authors or administrators of our Drupal installation, so they
can see why we created the page or performed a particular operation.
Final Page Options
The final options are:
The Comment settings allow us to decide if we want users to be able to comment
on the page; the options within available are: Disabled , Read only , and
and Read/Write .
Disabled disables the comments system for that particular page, Read only prevents
new comments being added to a page, and Read/Write allows new comments to be
added as well as all comments to be read. The defaults for these can be set under
the Content types management screen. Because we are talking about content in the
context of a page, Doug does not want comments on pages; however, this may be
useful for products, to encourage reviews and discussion on products.
The Menu settings define how the page should be handled in the various menus
available to us; within here we should enter a title of the page to be displayed in
the menu.
Authoring information records the author of the page, and the time the page was
saved; this is mainly used by stories and not pages.
Finally we have Publishing options , which allows us to defineā€”if a page is
published or not, if we promote the page to the front page, if it is displayed at the
tops of lists (i.e. sticky), or if it is a new revision. Because we are only taking an
overview of the content management features, we will only be concerned with
content that is set to be published.
Now that we know how to create pages, let us look into menus and setting pages as
the home page, before moving on to create the content in our site.
 
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