Content Types

What is a Content Type?

A content type is any content element on your site that requires its own unique fields and display, based on its purpose and the kind of content it contains. 

Many websites have news items, blog posts, job listings, etc., as well as standard, informational pages—and each of these can be created using content types. Each one will have its own set of fields and place on the website, and will have one or more displays, such as a list (this may look like a filterable directory), map, calendar, or detail view. 

Popular Content Types

Here is a list of the most popular content types we provide our clients, and how to update them. As mentioned above, not all content types are developed the same way, but the instructions below will give you a good understanding as to how to update your content types. 

Note: Each content type can also look very different depending on how it was developed and designed, and the unique content needs of a particular website.

The Alert content type causes an alert message to be displayed above all pages of the website or just the homepage. It should be used sparingly.…
The Bid content type allows you to manage Bids that are displayed in the Public Tenders & RFPs section of the website. Adding a New Bid Once…
The Bylaw content type allows you to manage Bylaws that are displayed on the Bylaws Calendar. Adding a New Bylaw Once logged in, from the Drupal…
The Department content type allows you to manage Departments that are displayed in the Find a Department section of the website. Adding a New…
The Director content type allows you to manage Directors that are displayed in the Board of Directors section of the website. Adding a New Director…
The Event content type allows you to manage events that are displayed on the Events Calendar and on the Homepage, if your site features events there…
The Glossary content type allows you to manage items displayed on your site's Glossary page. Adding a New Glossary Once logged in, from the Drupal…
Please note that only users with an administrative user role assigned will have access to editing the homepage. Editing the Homepage To edit the …
The Meeting content type allows you to add meetings which will be displayed on the Meetings hub page. These meetings can be viewed in a calendar or a…
The News content type allows you to add and edit news pieces that display on the News page and on the Homepage, if your site features news there. …

Our team at Upanup is always striving to make this guide better and more accessible for our clients. We'd love to hear from you, so we can continue to improve this guide. 

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