Drupal - Special Role - Story Editor (Group)

Story Content Type

How Story displays in the website

Stories display on a main List Page hub, featured in pages and news, and as the actual detail page of the story.


Main Listing Page

The main List Page features a manually curated Feature Story (via Config Page settings) and then the latest Stories.


Each listing has a few elements to help the reader know if this is a story worth reading. As you can see from this example, there is a label across the bottom of the photo that helps categorize it, and there is also a subtitle that helps understand the context of the subject of the story. There is then a quote from the subject and a link to read more.

Flexible Content Listings

These listings can be added as a Flexible Content Item to Basic Page, News, Event, Homepage, Office/Service and Program.

Here is how the Story 1-up looks

Here is how the Story 3-up looks on an Inside page with a left nav menu

Here is how the Story 3-up looks on a page without a left nav menu

Detail Page


The Featured Story treats the display of the image and title differently


Note that the Image and quote appear in a more subtle fashion

To Create a New Story

Navigate in the Admin Toolbar Content>Add Content>Story or simply go to brynmawr.edu/node/add/story

Start filling in the fields


The Name field is usually the person or subject name


The Date field is defaulted to today’s date, if you need to back or future date the story, you could do it here.


The Subtitle is what appears below the name in the display

Story Type

The Story Type field is where you would set it to be Standard or Featured. It is defaulted to Standard

Story Label

The Story Label is a type-ahead field that displays the label under the photo

Here is what it looks like in the teaser display


This is a required field, and a high quality image is required in this field if this is to be a Featured Story.  Please see our Images in Drupal tech doc for more info on uploading or choosing from the Library.


You can include a video as part of the Story. Please see our Embedding Video tech doc for more info on uploading or choosing from the Library.

As you can see in our example, even though we picked a Story Label, once we select a video, “Video” will become the Story Label.  The Image you pick for the Story will become the cover-image in this instance for the video


Since this is a Story, a quote is required. It is a plain text field.  It displays in the list view and in the detail page.

CTA Text

This displays on the listing pages as that link to get visitors to read more. Please be succinct but enticing (e.g., “Megan’s Story”)


This is an optional field. It is plain text.

It will be displayed after the Quote/photo element and before the body of the story.


This is required. It is an Advanced WYSIWYG field. Please refer to the Flex Content WYSIWYG for more information on all that can be added to a WYSIWYG.

Flexible Content Items

You can add all the Flexible Content Items, except for Story 1-up and Story 3-up. Only add things if they further enhance the telling of the Story.


For a more in depth discussion of Syndication and how it works, please visit our Syndication AskAthena article.

You can also watch our Syndication video here: https://askathena.brynmawr.edu/help/drupal-basic-drupal-training-videos#short-session-syndication

For more specific instructions on Story 1-up and Story 3-up Flex Content Items, Please see our Short Session article here: https://askathena.brynmawr.edu/help/drupal-short-sessions-story-1up-and-story-3up


Tags are how the Stories get syndicated to different list displays.

It is an autocomplete field. Please separate each tag with a comma (,) like the example below

Display Theme(s)

Display Theme(s) work in concert with Tags to help bring content to list displays who share the Theme and Tag.

In the right side of the Content Entry screen, there is a Theme(s) link that you can expand to reveal a list of Display Theme(s) from which to select.

In our example, only the Marketing Display Theme is selected.  We could, however, also select the Graduate School of Arts and Science Display Theme if we wanted this Story to also be displayed on a Graduate School of Arts and Science themed page that pulled in Stories (via a Story 1-up or Story 3-up Flexible Content Item) with the Making a Difference tag.

Once you are satisfied with all the content you have entered press Save and view your new Story’s Detail Page.  

Also check the main List Page to see that it is showing up.  


To Edit an Existing Story

To find content for editing, Click on the Content tab in the Admin Toolbar

Once there, you can filter for Type=Story and then press the Filter button to see all the Story content items

You can further sort by Title and/or author.

Once you find your Story to edit, click on the Edit button in the story’s row

From there it is just a matter of finding the content you wish to edit.

Press Save and view your changes.


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.eduService catalog
Location: Canaday Library 1st floor