Site Builder Role

URL Aliases (Friendly Path Names)

URL aliases (e.g., “about-us” instead of “node/9”) are automatically assigned by default, and are what appear in the URL of your individual pages (e.g., If desired, they can be manually assigned when creating or editing a node, and site builders also have the option of administering aliases via the site builder dashboard.

When creating or editing a page, under "URL path settings" at the bottom of the page, "Generate automatic URL alias" will be automatically checked. This Drupal...

Crop Images

After uploading a photo to your site, you will see an option to crop the photo directly within the media uploading interface.

Crop the photo to the desired size, then hit Save.

Media Tags

If desired, you can add Media Tags to help organize the files in your Library. This is optional; use only if you have a lot of images and need to categorize them for ease of re-use.

Both Editors and Site Builders can create and use Media Tags, but only Site Builders can edit/delete existing Media Tags.

When you upload a photo, you will see an option to add Media Tags to the photo you've just uploaded to the server.


Add an anchor link to another location on the same page

To add a link to another location on the same page, you will first need to create a named anchor on that page. Anchors point to a specific place within the page.

Select the appropriate location (e.g., a heading) and click the "Insert/Edit Anchor" button in the toolbar (you will have to expand the toolbar to see the additional buttons).

In the "Insert/Edit Anchor"...

Add an anchor link to a specific location on a different page

To add a link to a specific location on a different page, follow the same steps for creating a named anchor on the same page.

Anchors point to a specific place within the page. On the page where you want to insert the link, use the Linkit button to find the appropriate page. After using Linkit's autocomplete feature to find the appropriate path to the destination page, you will have to manually add the "#anchorname" to the Link URL.


New paragraphs and line returns

By default, if you hit the Enter/Return key, you will get a full "paragraph return."

If instead you want a "line break" without the full paragraph return, hold down the SHIFT key while hitting Enter/Return.

Theme Settings

This section contains instructions on how to select different theme settings for your Open Berkeley site. Some options are specific to the Public Affairs branding guidelines, and some options are general Open Berkeley settings and configurations.

Brand Settings Social Media...

Typography Tags

Depending on your needs (e.g., if you would like to display code snippets on your site), you might find the following allowed typography tags to be useful for displaying text:

<pre> <code> <samp> <kbd> <var> <mark>

Here is how text added with these typography tags will look on your Open Berkeley site:

If you need to text to display...

Use QuickLinks Menu

The Quick Links menu is an optional menu that can be enabled if desired. It will show up in the Secondary menu, in the upper right corner of the page.

To enable, navigate to your Dashboard. Under "Other Administration," select "Theme Settings":


Move a Page from One Menu to Another

You can move a page from one menu to another. For example, you can move a page from the main menu to the secondary menu.

From the Dashboard (admin/dashboard), click Manage Links next to the menu you would like to move an item from (such as the Main menu). Find the link you would like to move (such as "News"), then click "Edit".