Publishing to the Web (Drupal) with Content Station 9
Info: This article describes how to create a story for publishing to a Web site that is based on Drupal 7 or Drupal 8.
Publishing a post to Drupal is done in Content Station and starts by creating a Dossier. This Dossier will hold the text and/or images that you are going to post and contains the tools for publishing them to Drupal.
This article describes how to use the tools in the Dossier for publishing a post to Drupal.
View the following video for a summary or read the rest of this article for a description of each step:
Step 1. In Content Station, open the Dossier that represents your story, or create a new Dossier.
Step 2. In the Channel pane, choose the Drupal Publication Channel to which you want to publish the story.
Figure: The Drupal Publication Channel selected in the Channel pane.
Note: In case Drupal is not listed, add it first.
Step 3a. In the Publication Channel pane, click + Channel.
Figure: the + Channel button in the Publication Channel pane.
A window showing a list of channels appears.
Step 3b. Choose a channel that has been set up for Drupal and click OK.
The Drupal Publication Channel is added to the Publication Channel pane.
Step 3c. Select the Drupal channel.
The Publish Form appears.
If this is the first time that the Publication Channel is selected in this Dossier, and multiple Publish Form Templates exist for this Publication Channel, then you first have to choose the Publish Form template on which to base your Publish Form. Select the template and click OK to load it.
The Publish Form guides you through the process of adding all the information and content that is needed to publish the story to this Publication Channel.
Step 3. Fill out the form from top to bottom with all the information and content that you have available.
Tip: Periodically save your work by clicking Save. This will store a version of the Publish Form and all its content (except metadata such as the title) to Enterprise.
Note: Various ways of using article components exist: you can create a new component, use an existing one or make a copy of an existing one. For more details, see Using article components in a Publish Form in Content Station 9.
Step 4. Do one of the following:
- Click Publish to publish an unpublished post
- Click Unpublish to remove a post