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Posted by Joe Knox on Monday, March 23, 2015 - 9:00am
Have you ever wanted to try something new on your site, but wished you could view and experiment with it before making the change(s) live? You can! All you need is a development site. In this post we'll talk about how to request a dev site and why you might want to have one.
We are excited to announce the upcoming March release of our updated mobile-responsive Drupal themes:
* Stanford-branded themes are available by request for official university group and department websites.
Posted by John Bickar on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 8:00am
University IT will perform maintenance on all websites on the Stanford Sites Drupal hosting service on the following dates:
Friday, March 20, from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.: personal sites hosted on people.stanford.edu
Saturday, March 21, from 4 a.m. - 8 a.m.: group and department sites hosted on sites.stanford.edu
Sunday, March 22, from 4 a.m. - 8 a.m.: group and department sites hosted on sites.stanford.edu
These changes are significant and include updating Drupal core to the latest release, security-related module upgrades, new modules, and theme updates for both Drupal 6 and 7 sites. See below for a complete list of updated and new modules, and this related blog post for a complete overview of theme updates.
What happens when the one guy who has access to manage users on your Drupal website leaves? Do you have a team of people that needs to work on the website, but those people change over time? Do they all have a SUNet ID? Take advantage of the Stanford WebAuth Module features and manage access by mapping Stanford workgroups to Drupal roles.
Learn more about Stanford Workgroups
Drupal comes with a built in search module that provides some pretty basic search options. Like everything else we do, we ask ourselves, "how can this be better?" One of our recent projects has given us the opportunity to evaluate some new options for search.
Note: This evaluation has a specific case of needs/wants and my notes on them are below.