Tips, Hints, Best Practices

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!

"How do I store my files and documents to use in my site?"

April 20, 2017

Files are a fact of life on websites; templates to forms to brochures to…well, anything you can imagine. As the Drupal community’s Media Initiative is still in development and will be for a while yet, it’s important to have an interim strategy for managing non-image file types, the aforementioned PDFs, documents, spreadsheets, and so on.

Have you heard of Box.com?

Content Strategy: Moderating workflows

April 12, 2017
Until such time as the Content Moderation module is moved from its Experimental state to an active module in Drupal Core, users will need to take a slightly more hands-on approach to managing workflows involving users with a Contributor role.

"Are you guys down?"

March 28, 2017
Inevitably, it's going to happen; SiteFarm or Site Factory will go down. We will, of course, do everything in our power to prevent an outage or minimize the impact, but when it does happen, what should you do? How do you find out? Who do you tell? 

"How do I get started with Webforms?"

March 09, 2017
The fellow who created the Webform module, Jacob Rockowitz, posted an hour-long introduction and tutorial in Feb 2017 providing an overview of what Webform is, what it contains, and how you can use it in your site.