How do we administer our Drupal 7 website?

Login using your administrative password. If your website has a login form visible to the public, then use that form. Otherwise, begin at your website's homepage, and add "user" at the end of the web address in your browser's address field. For instance, if your website address is http://example.com/, then you would go to http://example.com/user.

Once logged in, you should see a management menu somewhere on the screen. Its exact location depends upon your particular website design, but for most websites it is located in the left sidebar. Click the "Administration" link on the Management menu. Or there may be a black menu bar on top. Then follow the appropriate instructions below.

To log out, in the User menu, click "Logout".


To add new content (e.g., an article or a blog post): Go to "Content" > "Add content". Choose the desired content type. Fill in the form. Click the "Save" button.

To manage existing content (e.g., pages and FAQ entries): Go to "Content". Use the checkboxes and "Update options" listbox. Any user posts can be approved or deleted.

To manage user-contributed comments: Go to "Content" > "Comments" > "Unapproved comments".

To add links inside content: If your website uses CKEditor (a WYSIWYG editor), then web addresses and email addresses in the text are automatically turned into links. If you want the link text to be regular words, and not an address, then use the link button in the toolbar just above the text entry area. Click the second icon from the left, which shows a chain-link in front of a globe. If you have already selected some link text, it will appear automatically in the dialog box.

To add images inside content: If your website uses CKEditor, then when you are editing a page's contents, and you want to add an image, click on the location in the text where you want the image to go, which puts the insertion cursor (the flashing vertical bar) at the location. Then click on the icon that looks like a tiny painting, in the top row of the text editor's icons, near the middle.

To manage users: Go to "Configuration" > "People". You can approve or cancel new user account requests, or change anyone's password.

To manage taxonomy vocabularies and terms: Go to "Structure" > "Taxonomy", and use the links in the "Operations" column for the desired taxonomy.

To logout when no "Logout" link is visible: Go to [your domain name] + /user/logout


To manage the product attributes and options: Go to "Store" > "Products" section > "Attributes", and use the links in the "Operations" column for the desired attribute. Use the "options" link to change the option names and values.

To manage the existing products only: Go to "Content" (or "Store" > "Products" section > "View products"), click the desired product name, and click "Edit".

To add new products: Go to "Content" > "Add content" > "Product".