Updates in Drupal 7

There are a few updates to Drupal 7 that are noticeably different from what you may be used to. These are highlighted and explained below. The Drupal manual has been updated as well.


The design of Drupal 7 is very similar to the previous version. However, you will notice that the login screen looks like the emerson.edu website and the background of the Drupal editor is light blue.

View/Edit Revisions

When one clicks on a page to edit, instead of being taken to the revisions page, you will be directly taken to the most recent revision. This should save you a step.

However, if you need to edit or view a previous revision:

  1. Find the page you are looking for.
  2. Click on Revisions in the top tab.
  3. Find and click on the date of the revision that you would like to view:
  4. Click Edit


When editing a page, the Templates icon used to add a template to a page or right promo (ex: photo with caption or purple header promo)  has changed:

Templates for Generic Pages, News Articles and Right Promos are now all in the same list. Right promo template names have changed slightly to better differentiate which template is used for which content type, ex: Photo Promo is now Right Promo: Photo

Log Messages

To write a log message:

  1. Scroll to the bottom of the page
  2. Select Revision Information in the tabs, if it is not already selected.
  3. Write out the log message under Revision Log Message
  4. Click Save