The Post A collection of fields that describe a specific type of content, like a news article, a person, or an event. Site admins can add additional content types by enabling optional modules. WDS can also create custom content types for a site. is similar to News, but is more appropriate to use when adding content like blogs, announcements (different from news), or job postings.

Some benefits of choosing to use the post content type rather than the news content type:

  • Supports separate URL path patterns from news
  • Supports the ability to have separate content listings without being forced to use a “Blog” A term is an individual item that belongs to some taxonomy vocabulary, typically used for categorizing content. For example, a vocabulary "Colors" may have terms in it "Red", "Green", "Blue". on the News content type (this alleviates the issue of announcements showing up in News listings).
  • Makes it easier for content editors to organize (and separate) news content from "blog/announcement/post" type content.


Enable the Post A collection of features or functionality that can be enabled on sites. WDS has made several optional modules available to site administrators to enable on their site. For example, the "News" module enables the News content type and provide a News List Block for displaying news on a page.

This content type becomes available after a site admin enables the Post module.

Adding a Post

Visit the post form by clicking Manage » Content » Add Content » Post.

In the main area of the form on the left, you'll find some important fields to fill out:

  • Title: The primary post heading. All content types have a title.
  • Summary: This field is hidden by default (click "Edit summary" to reveal). The summary is used to provide a brief overview of the post. It will be displayed in Post List blocks that are displayed on landing pages.
  • Lede: Also hidden by default (click "Edit lede" to reveal). Used to provide a prominently styled lede introduction to your post. It will be displayed above the body.
  • Body: The text to display on this post when it's viewed directly.
  • Source: If this post is sourced from some other website, you can provide that website here. It is best practice to not copy full articles from other websites. Instead you can use a summary of the article as the article content and link to the source using this field.
  • Redirect detail page to source website: When enabled, and a source URL is provided in the preceding field, visitors will be redirected to the source URL when attempting to view the detail page for this post.
  • Related Documents: Sometimes it can be appropriate to attach documents related to the post for download by visitors.

On the right sidebar, you'll find additional fields:

  • Featured Image: A primary image to associate with this post. It can be displayed in a number of ways on the post detail page and will also be used if this post is displayed in a Post List block.
  • Featured Image Display: Used to control how the image is displayed when viewing the post directly.
  • Categorization: Use to categorize your post. See Content Categorization for more information. By default, two taxonomy vocabularies are available, but some sites may have more.
    • Post Category is used to tag specific types of posts.
    • Sitewide Category is available on all standard content types and is typically used when you want to tag content items from multiple content types with the same category. For example, you may have events, news, and posts all related to a shared topic.
  • The user-friendly path for a content item or taxonomy term that replaces the system path. For example, /my-page can be an alias for /node/123. : This allows you to control the post URL. Most times you want to use the automatic alias for the post, which will be based on the title of the post. However, there are times when you want to override this and provide a custom path. You can uncheck the Generate automatic URL alias box and enter your own custom URL alias. Keep custom URL aliases short but descriptive and use hyphens to separate words.
  • Metatags: Refer to the documentation on SEO and Search.
  • Authoring information:
    • Contains a reference to the user account who created the post and date/time of when the content was created.
    • The additional "Author" field is a reference to the Post Author taxonomy vocabulary and is used to provide a byline for the post. You can control if this is displayed or not on the post detail page. See below section.
    • Published date: The day that indicates when this post was published. You can control if this is displayed or not on the post detail page. See below section.
  • Scheduling options: Allows you to schedule the date and time when the post is published instead of publishing it right away. You must uncheck the "Published" checkbox at the bottom of the form to use this feature.
  • URL redirects: This will show you all existing redirects to this content.
  • Promotion options: This is used if displaying a Post List block to stick the post at the top of the list.

Use the Save button at the bottom of the form to save the post. The Published checkbox can also be used to control public visibility. If unchecked, visitors to your site will not be able to view the contents.

Post Settings

Users with the role "site admin" can control some options for the Post content type. Visit Configuration » System » Modules and click the settings button for Post. There are several options:

  • Set the default value used for the Featured Image Display field on new Post entry forms.
  • Toggle the display of post author, published date, and taxonomy terms on the Post detail page. Additionally, you can control a few options for how the taxonomy terms are output.