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Changelog SiteFarm 6.0.0 Released

December 03, 2018
This latest release of SiteFarm 6.0.0 comes with several high-impact updates and features to create added value for your sites, including Google Custom Search and the UC System's SiteImprove plugin for improving SEO, content quality, and accessibility compliance.

Changelog 5.3.0 Released [Updated]

October 15, 2018
Our latest change, released just this past weekend, is an important infrastructure update designed to improve server and caching performance. It's not only a system update with important benefits, but it's also an update that can have a noticeable effect on how your site updates depending on where you've been doing your edits to this point.

10 Things to make your BADCamp rock!

October 12, 2018
Are you attending BADCamp 2018 this year? We hope you are! But if you're new to the event or haven't attended in a while, here are some suggestions from the event organizers to help make your experience more comfortable and enjoyable.

"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.

Change log 5.1.0 and 5.2.0, and near future

September 26, 2018
This past Sunday we released a minor upgrade and series of patches to the Service, with an emergency patch of 5.2.0. The details of those updates, along with a list of items we're hoping to include in a future release, follow.

"Can I create a link to a file I've uploaded?"

September 19, 2018
While we wait for the Drupal community's Media Library Initiative to become available and stable for our use—new functionality that will let everyone upload and reuse files and other media more easily—we have a few steps for you if you want to link to the files you upload, whether it's a PDF, Office document, or other eligible file types.

Planning a SiteFarm Project: The Webdev Way

September 14, 2018
In case you've ever considered asking for some help with a paid project for your SiteFarm site, our team designer, Anthony Horn, has assembled a presentation outlining the steps and what's involved to help prepare you for the process, including with links to templates.

"I don't see my site when I create or duplicate it in Site Factory"

September 14, 2018
Where and how you start your journey matters Where and how you start your journey in Site Factory as you create new sites or duplicating existing ones will have a major impact on whether or not you can see your site in your group list when the process is completed.

The impact of file size caps

August 30, 2018
"All I did was edit my page—I didn't touch the original image" While we've always advocated for properly optimizing images for the web, it's only since we instated a consistent limit of 3MB file sizes for every attachment region in SiteFarm that the impact of that change in our 5.0.0 release has brought to light how that truly affects our users and their sites. Maybe this has impacted you or maybe you haven't come across it yet, but let's take a look at how you can review your site's files to identify and replace culprits before they become a real problem.

Stay on-brand: Use campus policy like a checklist while you sub-theme

August 27, 2018
With all the tools available to you to not just build a site but put a personal imprint on it to distinguish your department amongst all the others on campus, it's vital to know when, where, and how you're required to "color within the lines" as it were so you stay on-brand and within campus policy as you go. Let's review.

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.

BADCamp 2018 - Training Sessions Announced

August 17, 2018
BADCamp is an annual celebration of open-source software in Berkeley, California. Join us this October 24-27, 2018 for four days of talks, training classes, summits, sprints and socials with some of the brightest minds from all over the world! Admission to BADCamp is FREE!

Livening up your layouts with CSS Editor

August 08, 2018
You've been wishing for ages for an easier way to make a few changes to your site without the expert-level skillset and developer set-up necessary to do your own sub-theming. SiteFarm 5.0.0 introduces CSS Editor, your built-in solution for not just simple style updates, but full-on layout changes to blocks in your content region.

Announcing the SiteFarm 5.0.0 Release

August 06, 2018
SiteFarm 5.0.0, full of our latest features and fixes, will be released on Monday evening, August 6th, and available for your use first thing Tuesday, August 7, 2018. Check out our latest additions to the service.