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Whether you're an experienced editor or a new site manager/contributor, Stanford Web Services created this section to assist you with your site editing needs.

It contains documentation that will allow you to get started quickly with editing your site. We suggest starting with our Introduction to Stanford Sites and User Guide Conventions to get a general understanding of common term and symbol conventions used in our guide. The glossary is another great source for more information on terminology and conventions.

In this section, you can find basic information on:

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Basic Page

Basic Pages are where you will add the majority of your site's content. Learn how to create a basic content page.
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Text Area

Learn about the most flexible tool you have with the Text Area Paragraph.
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Media Library

Media plays an important role of capturing the attention of site visitors. Learn how to upload, search, and insert images, videos and documents.
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Learn about number of different ways to add images and media using the Text Area paragraph

Learn about creating Structured content:

A great head start...

with the out-of-the-box website that is pre-loaded with an example homepage, a few sample pages, and this "how to use your website" page. 

The sample pages show you what pages will look like when they are "nested" below your main navigation pages. The sub-navigation (nested pages) appear on the left side of the page, and Paragraphs are placed on the right.

Additional resources to keep you moving...

through creating your website, including links to how to work with Drupal Paragraphs, Text Area typography styles, tips on writing for the web, and how to use headings properly in your Text Area Paragraph. 

The user guide will support you in all of your content creation needs.