Apart from revision information, the bottom of the node form also usually contains five other tabs with settings.
- Menu settings: This gives you the chance to add a menu item linking to the node. Read more about menu management in Chapter 4.
- URL path settings: This allows you to give the node a URL path in parallel to the path used internally by Drupal. The internal path for nodes is always in the form 'node/NN', where NN is a unique ID number for the node.
- Comment settings: This allows you to turn commenting on or off on each node. If the node already has comments, you can choose to hide them.
- Authoring information: This shows which user account was used to create the node, and when it was created. Both fields can be changed if necessary.
- Publishing options: This gives you three settings controlling how and where the node should be displayed on the site.
- Published: By default, only administrators may view unpublished content, while published content is accessible for anyone.
- Promoted to front page: With this option checked, the node will be included in the list that is used by default as Drupal's home page. (Most larger sites have customized home pages on which this option is hidden.)
- Sticky at top of lists: This option makes the node show up above other nodes on the front page, as well as above some other lists.
TIP: The Pathauto module will give your nodes (and some other pages on your site) automatically created URL aliases. These are based on customizable patterns, such as 'news/2011/may/title-of-article'.