Blog

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.

Sprint #32 Complete

June 28, 2017
Our latest update on the upcoming summer release for SiteFarm v8.2. This update, in addition to the migration tools, also includes feature requests like accordion lists, image galleries on Event pages, and the middle name/initial field for Person pages.

Sprint #30 Complete

June 01, 2017
Our latest list of updates, fixes, and features. Most notable this sprint: a fix for embedding links in images and a sub-theming guide.

"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!

Sprint #28 Complete

May 03, 2017
Our latest list of updates, fixes, and features. Most notable this sprint: quick links have been fixed in Chrome, Trumba calendar documentation, and a progress update on our migration tools.

Spotlight: Alex Russell

April 27, 2017
We interviewed Alex Russell, one of SiteFarm's earliest adopters, to find out more about his journey in exploring the service and expanding beyond its framework to discover unique solutions to his web site needs.

"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.

Sprint #25 Complete

April 05, 2017
Our latest list of updates, fixes, and features. Most notable this sprint: subtheme starter kit, Demo Site, social media icon update, content related by tag block, and more!

How We Work

April 03, 2017
The SiteFarm Team's Methodology for Getting to Done

"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? 

Sprint #24 Complete

March 21, 2017
Our latest list of updates, fixes, and features. Most notable this sprint: subtheme starter kit, full pagination on directories and event lists, color management control, featured people block, and more!

"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.

Making Drupal upgrades easy forever

March 09, 2017
One of the key reasons that Drupal has been successful is because we always made big, forward-looking changes. As a result, Drupal is one of very few CMSes that has stayed relevant for 15+ years. The downside is that with every major release of Drupal, we've gone through a lot of pain adjusting to these changes. The learning curve and difficult upgrade path from one major version of Drupal to the next (e.g. from Drupal 7 to Drupal 8) has also held back Drupal's momentum. In an ideal world, we'd be able to innovate fast yet provide a smooth learning curve and upgrade path from Drupal 8 to Drupal 9. We believe we've found a way to do both!