Create a Post
The way to creating content in Drupal can vary from site to site so don't be surprised if you are using a site and it isnt' set up in exactly the way you see in this help.
Normally when you have logged into your website you'll see a Create Content link in your sidebar.
When you click on Create content you should see a list of different content types and a description of the content.
You need to choose what content type you want to upload. This normally should be easy enough if you have a specialist media type like Audio or Video. It may be less obvious for other cases, for example what if you want to blog about an event coming up?
You may want to check where the content appears on the website as well before you make the decison of which content type you want to upload. For example for the website above I'm going to upload a Blog entry as I know it appears in the middle of the front page.
Add a Blog post
This section illustrates how to add a post. If you don't have a Blog post type on your website you might find some of the step similar. To add a blog post click on the text Blog Post from the list of content types.
The next screen you get to will ask you for a Title and to choose what Area the post relates to.
Some of the other field that you should fill are Free Tags, Teaser, and Body.
Free Tags are useful to categorise what you are writing about. Sometimes websites use 'tag clouds' which lists all the popular tags which people have used in this box. It's also possible to see a page with all content that has been given a certain tag.
Teasers are used in pages where a summaries of the posts are listed. Because of this you shuld normally only enter a few lines in the teaser.
The Body is where you put in the full entry. There is normally no limit on how much you can enter here. If you want to add links, make text bold, italic etc, then there is more information on formatting the body entry in the Using a WYSWIG editor chapter.
Then you may want to add an image or a pdf or another type of file to your blog post. In this particular Drupal set up we have the option to do that with File attachments.
You browse your hard drive for your file and then click Attach. If you are uploading a large file then this may take some time.
When the file has been uploaded you can see the URL that the file now has as part of the website. This is useful if you want to incorporate the image of a link to the file from the body of the post. This is detailed more in the Using a WYSWIG editor chapter.