Website How to

Note: Notwithstanding the recent update of all Group sites platform (from Drupal 6 to Drupal 7), the following material still refers to the D6 version of the management interface. In the new version, D7, minor changes on the Admin interface have been introduced. These changes are pretty straightforward, but for any issue concerning how functionalities may differ on the updated interface, just get back to us via
The updated versions of the following documents will come soon.

Updating Group Contact info

Check’s list of groups  to see if your group’s contact information is up to date and your website URL is listed. If changes are needed, follow the instructions below:

  1. Log into Archie.
  2. Click on the ‘Resources’ tab.
  3. Find your Field in the folder list under ‘Field/Network’.
  4. Right-click on the folder for your Field.
  5. Select the ‘Properties’ option in the pop-up menu.
  6. When the ‘Properties’ window opens add the necessary information. Please note that you will need to click the ‘Edit’ button to change the address or contact numbers.
  7. When you have finished making changes, click the ‘Apply’ button and then the ‘Close’ button.
  8. Please note that it may take up to 24 hours for all changes made to show up on other websites, such as, which are fed from Archie.


  • Video: Accessing stock and Cochrane Community photos
  • Review page 56 of the Cochrane 'Brand Guideline’ document on how to select imagery.
    • All images should illustrate our strapline: ‘Trusted evidence. Informed decisions. Better health’.
    • Choose light and bright imagery that works in harmony with your group’s colour palette.
    • Select positive, simple, and close-up images.
  • For stock and Cochrane Community images: you can use any pictures found in the photo Dropbox folder for your Cochrane websites, newsletters, reports, printed materials, and social media posts. Pictures in this folder are updated weekly, so we recommend that you bookmark this Dropbox folder. Pictures are sorted into sub-folders and can also be searched for by keyword. To access this folder, please email
  • For textures, general health and lifestyle: browse and search Unsplash; they offer free, high-resolution photos.
  • Still looking?: We have a limited budget to purchase stock photos as support to groups each month. If you cannot find a photo that works for you, please let us know (e.g. topic specific, location specific). You may pick stock images from www.istock.comSend the name of image, URL link, and your group name to and we will download the photo at no cost your group.


  • Looking for content for your site? You are welcome to repost anything on Cochrane Community or on your group's site. You may specifically want to consider these reoccurring news items – they are news item that we update and publish several times a year.

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