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Editor Tips & Tricks

  • For every Drupal site we support, there is a staging where you can learn the editing tools and try things out without affecting the live, public-facing site.

    To access your staging site, simply add -staging or -staging.trinity to your live web address, for example:

Public Site Staging site

To access the your staging site, you must be on the Duke network or connected to the Duke VPN. If you find you cannot access or login to your staging site, please contact

  • Enter starts a new paragraph; Shift + Enter starts a new line (i.e. a line break)
  • It is not necessary to highlight an entire line to change its format (e.g. Heading 2): simply place your cursor anywhere in the line and select a new format.
  • Use the HTML explorer at the bottom of the editor window to select the text you want to target.
  • Use the Maximize button to enlarge the editing window; click it a second time to return the window to its original size.
  • Double-clicking certain elements will invoke the appropriate dialog (Link, Image Properties, etc.).
  • It is generally best practice to size and crop images before adding them via the editor.
  • If you are familiar with HTML, it can sometimes be quicker to make certain edits using the Source view.
  • Each time you save your changes, a new version is created – use revisioning to restore a previous version.