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Porting your data using Vue.js and Progressively Decoupled Blocks

June 13, 2018
Mark Miller, one of our leader SiteFarm developers, presented at the application developers' meeting in June and shared a method for SiteFarm devs to import data from an external database or site into a SiteFarm site.

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.

From Changelog #48 to SiteFarm 4.0

May 31, 2018
Our next minor release for the SiteFarm service is scheduled to arrive right around mid-June 2018. This Changelog will document all the updates you can expect to see in our next update.

General Data Protection Regulation Resources

May 31, 2018
Have you received, like, a gazillion emails from sites and services you subscribe to informing you that their privacy and terms of service have been updated? What is GDPR and does it affect your site on SiteFarm?

Take in the View: Creating a "Two Column Person" List

April 13, 2018
Today's recipe is a View that outputs a simplified two-column person contact list, filtered to a specific group of people based on a tag entry in their Person page.

Take in the View: Creating a "Live Client List"

April 10, 2018
We're adding a new section to our blog offerings to glance under the hood at projects using custom Views, Content Types, and other Drupal functionality to elevate SiteFarm sites' content and functionality. First up? Exploring what went into creating our redesigned Live Client Sites page.

"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.

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.

From Changelog #44 to SiteFarm 4.0

February 01, 2018
Our next major release for the SiteFarm service is scheduled to arrive right around the end of March or early April 2018. This Changelog will document all the updates you can expect to see when SiteFarm 4.0 arrives!

"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.