Tips, Hints, Best Practices

Introducing the Development Workflow for Subtheming

February 07, 2018
You've decided to subtheme your site. Huzzah! But, it's quite possible you're never done this before and you're not even sure what that means or where to begin. Making the decision to be a Site Builder and create custom elements for your site is a significant undertaking, but we want to give you a brief overview of what's involved in the workflow process to help you get started.

"Why isn't my main content block the full width of the page?"

January 25, 2018
There you are, building your site, and you come across a page where there's a noticeable space either before or after your main content in the First or Second Sidebar region.  What's going on here? And, more importantly; how do you fix it?

New Test Group for Site Builders

January 22, 2018
The SiteFarm Test Group will be comprised of Site Builders who want the chance, during a Test Period, to review the impact of fixes, security patches, and new offerings on custom subthemes added to their sites to verify nothing has broken due to code conflicts before the new release goes live.

Redirects: Telling the digital world you've moved

January 03, 2018
Clients with an existing site they're moving to SiteFarm are understandably concerned with preserving visitor traffic analytics and providing a seamless transfer to avoid confusing people using established URLs and personal bookmarks. Having a deeper understanding of the layers involved with your Redirects will assist you in take the necessary steps to configure all options appropriately.

Wireframe Your Next SiteFarm Project with LucidChart

November 27, 2017
Wireframes are a design deliverable that allows content architects and designers to work together to plan and organize a website's content and page elements. With the release of the SiteFarm Design Kit, and the demand for custom design work, there is a growing need to quickly wireframe content based on the visual elements available in SiteFarm's web pages.

Pick a Hat: What role should your users have?

November 08, 2017
Figuring out the extent of access a person should have in your site can be something of a head-scratcher, but consider some questions to ask yourself when deciding what role to assign.

Doing more with Webforms

August 16, 2017
Webwash, a blog dedicated to learning development "the Drupal way" has created a two part tutorial delving further into what can be done with WebForms.

When evaluating site features, look for the label

August 02, 2017

SiteFarm has a lot of cool stuff in it. So do a lot of other sites used by campus departments. Thing is, a lot of sites are using the same theme and branding, but they're built on entirely different platforms or custom built for a specific client, and the problem is--all our sites look like they are part of the same service. This is probably the only downside of a successful branding campaign. So, how do you, our client, tell the difference? Check for the label.

The Great Migration

July 07, 2017
Read our brief update on the progress of our migration tools as we get closer to finalizing SiteFarm v8.2 and offer strategy ideas for how to approach your move from Cascade to SiteFarm.

"How do I help my intranet users log out of the site?"

June 01, 2017
For security reasons, you may have recommended to your users that they log off the site when they’re done. Your users want to comply because there’s sensitive or confidential information in the site, but, since they can't see the Logout option in the admin panel as Authenticated Users, here are instructions on how to help them.

Introducing Sub-theming Video Tutorials

May 23, 2017
We're excited to announce the release of our new video series introducing users to the process of sub-theming, giving the tech-savvy or the adventurously curious the steps to customize the look and feel of your SiteFarm site!