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"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.

Add a branding color to your custom category filter

November 05, 2019
It may have occurred to you that it would be nice to display a colorful, custom category filter that links to information pages, but on creating it you no doubt discovered that custom vocabularies don't offer anywhere to set a branding color like the Article or Event Category lists do. This write-up will show you how to incorporate it into your own custom taxonomies to get that same effect and presentation.

Intranet: Register non-UC Davis users with moderated approval

October 30, 2019
We had a recent request asking how a SiteFarm client could set up their site for visitors outside UC Davis, but restrict their access pending a Site Manager's ability to approve the account. It posed an interesting use case and touches on similar requests we've received in the past. Here's a formal breakdown of the steps we took to create a self-registering intranet with manager approval.

Take in the View: Exclude the page you're on from a related content list

October 30, 2019
OSTraining has put together a great use case showing how to use a View's contextual filters to ensure that the page you're on is not included in an attached block displaying related content. The article takes you step-by-step through the process and includes instructive screenshots to help keep you oriented through the process. If you're interested in building Views for your site, click through and take a look.

"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?

SiteFarm 6.2.0 Released

May 02, 2019
A minor release containing several bug fixes, small upgrades, and Drupal-released security patches was implemented on Sunday, April 28, 2019.

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.

"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?