Drupal CMS: Naming convention
Learn about naming conventions in Drupal.
This guide is aimed at
- PG Students
How to deal with a page of the same name on my site
When you create a page of the same name in Drupal, it will automatically put -0 after the name.
Imagine you have a large departmental site. The site has a staff page called /people.
You now want to add a section for a lab within the department. The lab needs a staff page which you want to call /people as well.
To avoid the page being called /people-0, make sure you give the new page you create a place in the menu for this section BEFORE you publish it.
Alternatively, you could call the page /lab-people.
How to avoid new editors being unable to find files or images
When you upload a new file (e.g. PDF) or image, always make sure you give it an easy to understand and relevant name.
Which of the above two images would you find easier to understand and find again if you had to?
When a new editor has to reuse an image or file or find an image or file on a large website, unhelpful naming can be very annoying!