The process of creating new custom pages with Page manager is divided into several steps. The first is to provide some basic data for the custom page. (See figure 13.2)
- Administrative title: This is the name of the custom page, as used on administration pages. You will get an automatically suggested machine name.
- Administrative description: It is a good habit to always provide your Drupal configuration with descriptions when possible. This holds for custom pages as well.
- Path: This is the path on which the custom page will be displayed. You can set dynamic parts of the path by using the placeholder %keyword (required part) or !keyword (optional part) as parts in the path. See the section on argument settings for details.
- Make this your site home page: If this option is set, the site settings will be updated to make this custom page the front page.
- Variant type: This option decides how the content of the custom page should be provided. Page manager provides the option HTTP response code, while the Panel option, not surprisingly, is provided by the Panels module. This setting cannot be changed once the page is saved.
- Optional features: If any of these settings are checked (access control, visible menu item, selection rules, contexts), their respective settings pages will be included in the wizard for creating the custom page. You can also edit and change the settings after creating and saving the page, too.
Figure 13.2: The first step in creating a new custom page is to set some basic data. Some of the basic data cannot be changed once the page is saved.
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