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Page building with Acquia CMS and Site Studio

Purpose

This document provides information about how to use Acquia CMS with Site Studio to build a page. It also provides information about basic tasks and instructions to demonstrate the capabilities and ease-of-use of Acquia CMS for non-technical users.

Audience

This document is intended for non-technical users who want to gain experience with Acquia CMS and Site Studio as a digital experience solution.

Objectives

The following table lists the objectives of this document:

Objective Description
Basic content assembly

Create and style a landing page by using ready-to-use components:

  1. Create a new, blank landing page and save it as draft.
  2. Open the layout builder.
  3. Use and edit the components in the layout canvas.
  4. Save your page and submit for review.
Create structured content

Create and embed the content in the landing page:

  1. Add an article and an image.
  2. Use the article and the image in your landing page.
  3. Publish your page.
Low-code site building

Use custom components and helpers to edit or create pages:

  1. Save your new landing page as a helper.
  2. Duplicate and edit a component.
  3. Add or modify a component form item.
  4. Edit the helper and add your new component.
  5. Test the helper on a new page.

Uploading an image

Use the following steps to upload each of the images provided in the Prerequisites section to your Acquia CMS project.

  1. On the administrative menu, click Content > Media > Add media > Image.

    Add an image1

    The system displays the Add Image screen.

  2. In the Name field, type the name of the image.

    Ensure that you provide the same name as the name of the image file.

  3. In the Image area, click Choose file and select a new image file. For example, Background.png.

  4. In the Language field, leave the default value English.

  5. In the Taxonomy area, do the following:

    1. In the Categories field, select Marketing.
    2. In the Tags field, type design and select the tag. You can also add other tags.
  6. Click Save.

Adding an author

You have to add an author when you create a blog or article for your site. To name an author, the user must be added as a Person content type.

To add an author to your Acquia CMS instance:

  1. On the administrative menu, click Content > Add content > Person.
  2. In the Name field, type the name of the author.
  3. In the Job Title field, type the job title of the author.
  4. In the Bio field, type the job summary.
  5. In the Image area, click Add media and select a new image file for the author.
  6. In the Taxonomy area, do the following:
    1. In the Categories field, select Marketing.
    2. In the Tags field, type design and select the tag. You can also add other tags.
  7. In the Email field, type the email address of the author.
  8. Click Save.

Let’s start with Basic content assembly.