Tips, Hints, Best Practices

"How do I make my bullet lists wrap around images?"

December 06, 2019
By default images added in your body content's WYSIWYG are set to keep images and bullet lists separate since, historically, these two elements don't play nice together. We recommend only one particular workaround for the right-floated images as the left-floated images usually wind up overlapping the bullets and/or text. Even though this conflict exists, we have a workaround to help you achieve your goal.

"My footer image keeps disappearing"

December 05, 2019
This issue crops up when an image is added in the Site Information WYSIWYG; the image displays for a week or two and then mysteriously breaks for no discernible reason. Let's explore what's happening behind the scenes and how to implement a fix.

10 Tips for Publishing Accessible Content

December 03, 2019
Earlier this year, Alex Brandt of Palantir.net wrote a fantastic article outlining how you, as a content provider, can make your content more accessible to our entire community, whether it's here on campus or farther afield. Alex outlines practical tips, steps, and helpful links to resources to help you build your communication bridges to the benefit of all.

"There was a problem logging in"

August 30, 2019
You thought you set up your site for CAS for the campus community, but your visitors are seeing "There was a problem logging, please contact the site administrator" even though they did log in and can see the content. What's going on here?

"Where did the AddThis social share buttons go?"

February 25, 2019
Firefox users have reported issues with a large blank space in an article where they would have expected the Share This buttons to live. What happened to them? How do you get them back?

"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.

"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.

Adding Disqus commenting to your Articles

June 18, 2018
Interested in promoting a dialogue with your readers? We have a method for you to try that incorporates the Disqus service into a block you can add to your Article content types. Kickstart those discussions and make deeper connections with your visitors.

What the new CAS Service Registry means to you

June 04, 2018
The campus is increasing its security profile by implementing the CAS Service Registry to list any site that needs CAS to log in using the CAS Service Registry. This will add a site to an approved, official white-list, require a site to use https://, and improve overall security performance by only including sites that truly need it. That's great news. Let's go over what this means to you as a SiteFarm user.

"Help! My page titles are missing!"

March 15, 2018
You've been working away on your site, specifically a ton of Basic pages, and when you try to add a primary image to one, you suddenly realize it's not showing up. In fact, it's not just the image, it the page title, too. What happened?

What Makes a Great 404 Error Page?

February 27, 2018
No one wants to think website visitors are spending time on error pages, but it happens. The 404 error page is one place that these interactions happen rather frequently. Design it in a way that speaks to users rather than encouraging them to leave your site.

"Help! My homepage disappeared!"

February 22, 2018
It's not common by any means, but in certain circumstances, it is possible to seemingly--or actually--delete your homepage. Even though the few seconds after discovering this occurrence might give you a sense of panic and cause you to break out in a cold sweat, a simple solution is available to help you fix the situation.

Should you be a Site Builder?

February 13, 2018
Let's look at a scenario. You've been working on your site for a month or two now, and you feel like you've mastered the basics—all the topics in the Training » For everyone and » For managers sections are familiar to you. Now, you find yourself looking critically at your site and thinking, "I feel like I should be able to do more with this." How you define more is the beginning of the discussion of whether or not you should consider becoming a Site Builder.