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About ComSoc


As a webmaster of a Drupal site, you will initially be sent an email from IEEE ComSoc ICT staff with your username and password that you're assigned. You’ll be able to change your password later.



Please review IEEE ComSoc's Brand Experience Guidelines.


Logging In

To log in, or sign in, to your site, visit the site’s URL with /user appended to it.  If your site is then you will always log in as webmaster to

Drupal Login Screen

You should enter the previously provided username and password.


User Page

After you log in you will be taken to the User page, which looks like:

Drupal User page



An important area to note is the Toolbar across the top of the page. While logged in as an Editor, the Toolbar will be on top of every page of the site – public facing areas as well as administrative areas - to help you quickly perform common tasks.

While visiting a public facing page of the site, the toolbar appears like so:

Drupal Toolbar


Editing Pages

Your site comes with pre-defined pages typically found on IEEE conference web sites.  You can browse to these pages and then edit them.

For example, browsing to the About page of the site may look like:

Drupal About page

You may edit this page either by clicking on the Edit link, which appears  near the top of the page, to the right of the page title.

Note: You can see all the pages on the site by clicking the Find Content link in the toolbar.

Drupal Edit Page - About

The Toolbar and administrative menu appears to the top.

You may edit the title of the page by clicking where the page title appears (“About”), and may edit the body of the page by clicking in the body area.


Adding Images

You may use the Image button to upload images. While editing a page, first position the cursor to the place within the page where you’d like to add the image. Then click the Image button.

Drupal Adding Images

A window appears:

Drupal Image Properties Dialogue Box

Click on the Browse Server button to look for an image on the server to select.

Another window appears:

Drupal File Browser

Click on the Disk button to browse for a file on your computer. Once you have selected a file, click the Open button.

Double-click the image file you just uploaded and the Image Properties window will launch. You may change the size of the image or its alignment here.

Click the OK button to add the image to the page.

You may double-click on the image in the page editor to access the Image Properties window.

Click on the Save button to save


Image Use Policy

All IEEE ComSoc conference websites must adhere to the Image Use Policy.


Publishing and Unpublishing Pages

The default pages are already published which means they are visible to the public.  You may edit any page and change its Status to Unpublished or to Published by unchecking the Published checkbox at the bottom of the page.

Drupal Unpublish page

Unpublished pages will not be visible to the public and can be useful for building a new page over time before making it public.


Creating a New Page

Creating a new page is very similar to editing a page. To create a page, you can click the “Add Content” Toolbar item and choose Page. The interface looks like:

Drupal Create a New page

You can enter the page title in the box at the top of the page.

Once you’ve added text and images to your new page, you can Publish it by clicking on the Save button.


Adding Patrons

Patrons are displayed at the bottom of the home page, like so:

Drupal Adding Patrons

Currently, you need to submit a support request to change the contents or ordering of the Patron logos.


Important Dates

Drupal Important Dates

The Important Dates area of the home page may be edited by going Important Dates block. Access to edit the Important Dates block can be provided to you by submitting a support request. Whatever content you put
in the Important Dates page will be displayed in that area of the homepage.

Please make using the following code to style the Important Dates block:

<p><span class="datedescr">Paper Submission Deadline:</span><br />
<span class="datedate">2 December 2019</span></p>


Three Menu Blocks

Drupal Three Menu Blocks

The three menu blocks on the homepage may contain up to three links in each block. Currently, you need to submit a support request to change the contents or ordering of these menus.


Committee Pages

Committee pages are not regular pages and require special setup. You may submit a support request for ICT staff to assist you with creating and updating the committee pages or you may create these pages on your own.

Three types of Committee Pages

  1. Committee
    One Committee page should created for each Committee.
  2. Committee Member
    One Committee Member page should be created for each committee member. A single Committee Member can belong to multiple Committees or Committee Positions.
  3. Committee Position
    A Committee Position is a page that designates the actual placement of the committee member's photo on the Committee page. The name of the Committee Position will appear above the committee member's photo.

Note: It is recommended to list the positions, names, and affiliations of the committee members as just text until the committee list has been finalized.

Recommendations for Committee Photos

  • Use images with the same dimensions for a consistent layout
  • Recommended Dimensions: 300px width by 386px height
  • For web optimization, please do not exceed 600px
  • Please do not use images sizes smaller than the aspect ratio indicated above.

You may submit a support request to have ICT staff assist you with adding photos to the Committee pages. When submitting your request, you will need to include with your ticket:

  • A Word DOC with the structure of how the committee structure should be laid out
  • Separate images for each committee member in a ZIP file. See the recommended dimensions listed above.

You may also add the committee photos by yourself by completing the following steps:


Create a Committee Member Page

Click on the Add Content link in the toolbar and then click on the Committee Member link.

The interface looks like:

Drupal Create a Committee Member

You can add the Committee Member's full name in the Name field and their affiliation in the Member Title field.

Click on the Choose File button to select a photo from your computer.

Click on the Upload button to upload the image to the server.

Click on the Save button.


Create a Committee Position Page

Click on the Add Content link in the toolbar and then click on the Committee Position link.

The interface looks like:

Drupal Create Committee Position

Select the Committee from the drop-down list.

Select the Committee Member from the drop-down list.

You may add a Position Title. This is the position the committee member holds.

Select the Weight from the drop-down list. The lower the Weight, the higher up on the Committee page the photo will appear. Each Committee Position should have a unique Weight assigned to it.

Select the Layout from the drop-down list. The layout options are:

  • 1-Up: Select this option if you want 1 photo to appear in the row.
  • 2-Up: Select this option if you want 2 photos to appear in the row. The 2 committee positions in this row should both have 2-Up selected as their layout. 
  • 3-Up: Select this option if you want 3 photos to appear in the row. The 3 committee positions in this row should all have 3-Up selected as their layout.


Workshop Websites

Before adding Workshop website links to the Workshops page, please review the Workshop Website Policy.


Other Resources

Bootstrap CSS styles can be applied to your ComSoc Conference Drupal website.



For technical support with your ComSoc Conference Drupal site, you will have been given a username and password for the ComSoc Ticketing System, which you can access at:

If you do not know your ComSoc Ticketing System username, or have forgotten your password, visit the following link: