Skip to content Skip to navigation

Tips and Tricks

Help! I lost everything! What do I do? Introducing the Internet Archive

Caryl Westerberg Posted by Caryl J Westerberg on Monday, June 30, 2014 - 2:45pm

Sometimes things happen that are beyond your realm of control. A page in your website or maybe your whole site goes missing. Then, to add insult to injury, the backups can’t restore the site. What can you do to recover?

Introducing Internet Archive

Take heart my...

Top 6 things to do while your cache clears on its own

Linnea Williams profile pic Posted by Linnea Ann Williams on Monday, June 23, 2014 - 3:05pm

Caches are a great tool, they store your website's database and code information in a way that loads much faster. But they DO mean that your changes don't appear right away.

Where are my changes?

One of the things we here at Stanford Web Services get emailed about...

pushd, dirs, and popd

Photo of John Bickar Posted by John Bickar on Monday, June 9, 2014 - 4:49am

If you spend a lot of your day at the command line (as I do), you're constantly on the lookout for new tools and tricks to increase your productivity and efficiency. Today we're going to take a look at the pushd suite of commands...

Improving Date and Time with our new Time Picker

Shea McKinney Posted by Shea Ross McKinney on Monday, June 2, 2014 - 9:00am

Sometimes it is about the small things. Something missing in Drupal's date popup field was a time popup. The calendar popup is very useful and very user friendly but it's sister field, the time field, is not. 

Just give me the goods: ...

Writing for the Web #5: Paragraphs

Linnea Williams profile pic Posted by Linnea Ann Williams on Friday, May 23, 2014 - 9:00am

This is the fifth post in my series on Writing for the Web. In this post, I'll talk about how to write a good paragraph for the web.

Paragraphs on the Web

Writing for the web is different than writing letters or books and journal articles. As I've...

Overriding Open Framework Styles: Responsive styling

Megan Erin Miller Posted by Megan Erin Miller on Monday, May 19, 2014 - 8:57am

In this post, I continue my series on how to override Open Framework's default styles to get a more custom look-and-feel on your site....

Module of the Day: JS Injector

Photo of John Bickar Posted by John Bickar on Monday, May 12, 2014 - 9:09am

Today's "Module of the Day" is a handy little module called JS Injector that allows you to insert snippets of Javascript into your site.

In this post, I'll walk through how to enable and configure the module, use it to shout...

Getting Started on Sites: Adding a new user to your Stanford Drupal site

Caryl Westerberg Posted by Caryl J Westerberg on Monday, May 5, 2014 - 9:08am

You have your Stanford site up and running, now you want other people to help you. Here's how to give them permission to edit your site.

Using WebAuth, Stanford has made it easy for you to use your SUNet ID and passord when logging into your Drupal site. Once a new user has...

Getting Started on Sites: Taxonomy Manager

Cynthia Mijares Posted by Cynthia Mijares on Monday, April 21, 2014 - 9:02am

Taxonomy Manager is a simple module designed to easily manage taxonomy terms using a friendly interface.

In this use case, we have a site with several taxonomy vocabularies and I want to add to/edit one of them.

Add terms to an existing taxonomy vocabulary


3 Tips for Making Your Drupal Features Highly Reusable

a face for radio Posted by Zach Chandler on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 8:00am

Dear Developers, if you follow these simple guidelines, your Drupal Features will be much more useful to institutions like Stanford over time. You will win friends and influence people. Drupal will live up to its...


Subscribe to Tips and Tricks