Drupal - Basic: Log in and find content in Drupal

Log in:

Log in from https://www.brynmawr.edu/user

screenshot of drupal login

Press the “Bryn Mawr Login” button

Enter your college credentials and expect duo authentication.

Your user home screen will now be your Groups page

drupal toolbar

Log out:

If you click on your user name in the right side of the Admin Bar you will see a tab appear on the left side of the toolbar to be able to log out

drupal toolbar with logout selected

My Groups Page:

The Admin toolbar (black menu at top) now has a Manage button in the top left. Click on that for content editing options to appear in your toolbar.

drupal toolbar with menu expanded

You will see a link to your Biography (Directory profile) so that you can view it.

screen of My groups page with biography link

If you scroll down you will see links to your sections.

my groups list screen

Click on the name of one of your sections to add or edit content within that section.

To see all the content for that section, click on the Nodes button for that section.  This will take you to the Nodes tab of the Section Management for your group.

groups view screen with node button highlighted

This page allows you to sort content by published/unpublished and by content type.

group node screen showing filter fields

Group Management Page:

Once you’re on the page for managing a Group, you will see some quick links in the right and a small blurb about the section to the left.   You will also see two tabs on the bottom of the screen for “View” and “Nodes” where the “Nodes” tab will bring you to a page that only has the table of nodes (or content) associated with your Group.

The “View” tab is the default Group Management page and has a table of “Recent Content” at the bottom of the page for you to see what nodes (or content) is associated with your Group.


group management screen for Math department

If you scroll further, you can see a table of the Recent Content in your section.

list of nodes in Math department Group

View a Node (or page)

To view a node (or content) you just need to click on the title of it in the table. 

This will open the page as visitors to your site would see it.  

Alternatively, navigate to the content like a visitor would (use the URL or menu system to find it).

Using Edit tab on the page

To edit the node you are viewing: If you have navigated to the page and you have access to edit, you will see an “Edit” tab at the bottom of the page. Clicking on that tab will open up the Edit Screen of the page (or node).

screenshot of node with the Edit button highlighted at the bottom of the screen

Finding Content to Edit

There are a few ways to get to the page you may want to edit. Through the Group Management page you can look through the Recent Content, filter and search the Nodes or simply navigate to the page and click the Edit tab.

Edit a Node (or page)

To Edit a node (or content) from your Group Management Page, simply click on the Edit node link in the right side of the Recent Content table to bring you to the Edit screen for that page (or node).

edit node operation button in the group node view

Use the Node tab to find content in your group.

Once you are logged in and in your Group Management page, you will see the Node tab at the bottom of the page.

group management node button

To Edit a node (or content) from your Group Page Node tab, click on the Node tab at the bottom of the screen. Once there, use the filter to find the content type (Basic Page or News, for example) as this will help narrow down the list.

Group node filter field in action

Once you locate the node you want to edit, click the Edit node button in the operations column of that node to bring you to the Edit screen for that page (or node).

group node edit button

This will open up the Edit Screen of the page you want to edit

top of edit screen for News content type

The Admin Bar:

drupal admin toolbar

If you see the admin bar at the top of a page, you know you’re logged into Drupal.

With the Manage tab on the Admin Bar you can add some content, view some content, and get to your Groups list. Also, depending on your permissions level, you may be able to do other things, such as add menu items.

drupal admin toolbar with Group>List selected

drupal admin toolbar with Content>Add Content selected

drupal admin toolbar with Content>Media>Add media selected

The Shortcuts tab in the Admin Bar will show you some shortcuts.

showing shortcut selection in admin toolbar

The Add Content button will take you to a screen to submit either an Event or an Announcement.

screenshot of adding Events and Announcements via toolbar

The All Content button will take you the same place as the Content button does in the Manage tab.  This is the Content Screen.

The Content Screen:

If you aren’t sure which section a piece of content is in, you may wish to search all Drupal content. You can do this by clicking “Content.”

screenshot top of content page

screenshot results of content page

You can use the filters at the top of this screen to be able to find something by title, content type (i.e., Basic Page or News or Event) author (usually the person’s username within Drupal), Main Theme (Marketing, Inside Bryn Mawr, etc) or if it is published or unpublished.

screenshot content filter field use

Note that you will only be able to edit content for which you have editing access by the appearance of the “Edit” button in the Operations column, as illustrated below. For assistance with content you aren’t able to edit, please contact help@brynmawr.edu.

screenshot content results

Still need Drupal help? Have more Drupal questions?

If after reading this article or watching the training videos you still have questions, we can help!

Sign-up for any of our Drupal Drop-ins throughout the year. 

Schedule a Drupal training session for you or your whole department with our Drupal Trainer.


If you have any additional questions or problems, don't hesitate to reach out to the Help Desk!

Phone: 610-526-7440 | Library and Help Desk hours
Email: help@brynmawr.edu | Service catalog
Location: Canaday Library 1st floor