Some people may be asked to edit websites that they did not build.

  • No website will have more than 1-2 publishers to maintain the voice and best practice of your website.
  • All editors must review this following before working in Drupal, and continue to consult the Drupal Toolbox as you go.
  • UVM Websites are monitored for quality and your college communicator/the UVM Web Team reserves the right to ask you to change things that are not considered best practice.

1. Login, find "My Workbench," find your content

Learn about your workbench. You will want to bookmark this login to Drupal: as you'll use it every time you login to make an edit or work on your website. Login with your personal UVM netID.


2. Know the limits around academic unit menus

There is a required menu for UVM academic units. Site webmasters should not add to/delete  items from this menu without consulting their college communicator and/or the UVM Web Team.


3. Understanding how/why your navigation system was developed

It is the editor's responsibility to keep the integrity of your site's menu. It very rarely changes and was developed with main general topics and to grow underneath. Learn about menu best practices.


4. Learn about content best practices

It's different than any other kind of writing. Read about writing web content. Learn how to import content from Microsoft Word.


5. How to build various pages

In Drupal, pages are first given a content type. 90% of your site's pages will be basic pages (other content types include pages such as faculty/staff profiles, majors templates, more). Learn the tricks to building a basic page in your website.


6. Understand your responsibilities for banner content, majors pages and photography

Under the 160/90 marketing guidelines, every unit has the responbility to use certain templates, use quality photography and to use certain content in your banner. Review the content checklist.


7. Know the correct way to make links

There is a right and wrong way. The right way results in far fewer broken links on your site over time. Learn how to make links. Learn how to link to PDFs.


8. Learn about your legal responsibilities in keeping your site accessible to all

An extensive accessibility review happens before your website launches. It is your unit's responsibility to keep content accessible as you maintain/add new content.


9. Continue adding enhancements

Our Drupal Toolbox has all sorts of bells and whistles and how-tos. Make accordions, pull in news, add courses, embed a widget, make a UVM table, build an online form.