Site Building

Use Twig to create interactive webform calculations

April 01, 2019
We recently spoke with Ryan Jones from TAPS goClub group about a fascinating project to show commuters just how much pollution they are individually contributing to the environment. In addition to the eye-opening data it provides, the webform created by Ryan and his colleague Ramon Zavala also provides a perfect example of how you can incorporate calculations into your forms and share them with your users.

Take in the View: Create a multi-tag filter system for visitors

March 06, 2019
We recently had a feature request from a client looking for a visitor-facing tag filter system to find content that shares more than one tag. As this is a niche request, the View won't be added to the service, but it's an interesting exercise in creating a user interface that allows your visitors to drill down to the specific topic content they want to see.

Building Blocks: Creating a custom sorted list of people for your directory

February 26, 2019
When the default directory listing isn't as granular as you need it to be to clearly denote the hierarchical order of your unit, especially as it relates to your leadership, consider creating your own custom Person List block to help you achieve your goal.

"How do I add a banner image to my news or blog page?"

October 01, 2018
The short answer? You don't. Views are intended to be lists of other content and don't have a built-in mechanism for displaying a top banner as the Basic page does. That said, it's still possible, but it comes with its own set of pros and cons.

Using bullet list styles for aligning linked text and images horizontally

August 23, 2018
You don't always want to use blocks to create the layouts you want; sometimes it would be so much nicer just to, somehow, embed your images and some text across your page. And would an embedded link be too much to ask? Ask away—we have your solution for you.

Porting your data using Vue.js and Progressively Decoupled Blocks

June 13, 2018
Mark Miller, one of our leader SiteFarm developers, presented at the application developers' meeting in June and shared a method for SiteFarm devs to import data from an external database or site into a SiteFarm site.

Take in the View: Creating a "Two Column Person" List

April 13, 2018
Today's recipe is a View that outputs a simplified two-column person contact list, filtered to a specific group of people based on a tag entry in their Person page.