Sample content

With 1.3 release (November 2013), Open Outreach now includes sample content. This will make it even easier for users new to Open Outreach and Drupal to get going with a new site. The sample content will give a visual snapshot of what your site will look like as it is populated, as well as providing pieces of content that can be edited to quickly get you started.

The sample content is generated using a filtered HTML text format. To get started you need to ensure that both the administrator and editor roles are granted permission to use the filtered HTML text format (sitename/admin/people/permissions). Otherwise you will be unable to edit the body field unless you are logged in as user 1 (usually the admin account.) This issue has been fixed as of release version 1.4 (January 2014) so those permissions will already be set.

Depending on the features you have enabled, sample content includes:

  • 2 highlighted images for the home page slideshow, with their kicker text and link.
  • 2 each of articles and blog posts explaining what these content types do.
  • An initial section “About” and its first sub-section (child page), Mission.
  • An event, that will show as the creation date of your website.
  • As of version 1.4 (January 2014), 8 location nodes, 4 with location type "City" and 4 with location type "UNESCO World Heritage Site".

Screenshot of the items provided as sample content.

You can use the sample content in two ways:

  1. For the piece of content you want to use, select the edit tab and then replace the title, other fields, body text and image with your own, and save making it real content for your site. As noted above, the sample content is created using a filtered HTML text format. You can switch that to use a WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) text editor by selecting the desired text format below the body field.
  2. Or you can use them merely as examples, reviewing how they are formed based on their various fields and then unpublishing or deleting them and starting fresh.


Content will also provide links to the relevant sections of the Open Outreach documentation pages so that you read more about how to use various content types.