Configuring content-type fields

Last Updated: Jan 21, 2016 10:21AM PST

Once you've installed the mukurtu system from mukurtu.org and setup your own mukurtu archive you can add content to it. The Mukurtu installation comes with a demo Content Type (Called Digital Heritage) that includes our Mukurtu Core set of metadata, the standard Dublin Core set, as well as options for Traditional Knowledge and other forms of licensing. However, thanks to the Drupal structure the Mukurtu CMS is based on, as a site administrator you can easily customize these fields to meet the needs of your community. Here are the steps you need to follow in order to modify the fields in the existing content type.

  1. Login at your mukurtu archive site with your username and password;
  2. Select Structure from the toolbar;
  3. Select Content types;
  4. Select Digital Heritage or the content type you want to edit, then Edit;
  5. Edit the general information about the content type, or switch to the Manage fields tab on the top left to modify the field list;
  6. In the Manage fields page you can add fields, either choosing them from the existing ones or creating new ones; you can find more information about field types in the Drupal Documentation;
  7. Save to submit your content type.


Here are the steps you need to follow in order to create a new content type instead.

  1. Login at your mukurtu archive site with your username and password;
  2. Select Structure from the toolbar;
  3. Select Content types;
  4. Select Add Content Type;
  5. Enter a Name and Descriptionfor your content type;
  6. Edit the Title field label if you want it to be displayed in a different way when creating content, e.g. Name, Filename or ID. This will be the main identifier for your content in search and visualization throughout the site; you can enter Explanation or submission guidelines for your users, or add guidelines to the single fields later;
  7. Go through the Publishing OptionsDisplay Settings and Group tabs to customize the available options (please refer to the Drupal Documentation for more detail on this); in the latter, make sure the Group option is set on Group type;
  8. Select Save and Add Fields;
  9. In the following page you can add fields, either choosing them from the existing ones or creating new ones; you can find more information about field types in the Drupal Documentation;
  10. Save to submit your content type;
  11. Finally, you can make this content type available your users when they create a content by editing the Main Menu tabs, or adding a new tab to it. You can do this through the toolbar by selecting StructureMenus and Main Menu (please refer to the Drupal Documentation for more detail on this).