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October 2014

Drupal 7.32 Security Vulnerability

Photo of John Bickar Posted by John Bickar on Friday, October 31, 2014 - 2:43pm

Drupal 7.32 was released on October 15th to fix a critical security vulnerability. All Drupal 7 sites on sites.stanford.edu and people.stanford.edu were upgraded that day. On October 29th, a further...

Hard vs soft configuration: Designing your distribution

Shea McKinney Posted by Shea Ross McKinney on Monday, October 27, 2014 - 8:30am

In this article we are going to talk about what hard and soft configuration is and how to decide between the two when creating a distribution.

At Stanford Web Services...

Designing for Archivability

photo of Nicholas Taylor Posted by Nicholas Taylor on Monday, October 20, 2014 - 8:56am

Web archives are a great way to reference or recover deprecated site content. You can help to ensure that old versions of your website will be faithfully preserved by designing for archivability.

A brief self-introduction

Regular visitors to the...

Stanford Sites Critical Update, October 2014

Sara Worrell-Berg Posted by Sara Worrell Berg on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 12:29pm

A critical security update for Drupal 7.x was released today, October 15. University IT is conducting unscheduled maintenance for all websites hosted on the Stanford Sites Drupal hosting service to mitigate this vulnerability, and no further...

Module of the Day: Stanford MetaTag NoBots - Hide your site from search engines!

Caryl Westerberg Posted by Caryl J Westerberg on Monday, October 13, 2014 - 9:00am

When we launch a site at Stanford Web Services, we open the doors and roll out the red carpet for the search engines to index the site. However, before launch we like to keep the content under wraps and ask the search engines not to index the site. To do this, we use a module...

Stanford Sites Updates, October 2014

Photo of John Bickar Posted by John Bickar on Monday, October 6, 2014 - 1:16pm

IT Services and Administrative Systems will perform updates for all websites hosted on the Stanford Sites Drupal hosting service on the following date:

  • Thursday, October 9th, from 4 - 8 a.m.

In this update, the Linux server...