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Getting started on Sites: Creating a Personal Webpage

Posted by Rebecca Hong on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 10:30am

I am sure some of you have noticed that there is a Stanford Light sample image of Jane Smith's personal website and were wondering how to recreate the same page for yourself. 

In this blog post, I'll show you how you can put together an About page layout similar to the Jane...

Adding Styles to Stanford WYSIWYG

Cynthia Mijares Posted by Cynthia Mijares on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 8:04pm

The Stanford WYSIWYG gives the content editor multiple style options to modify the look of their site's content.  Suppose you want the ability to float an image right or left in the content region but it's not in the list of Styles. You can create a CSS Injector rule to target...

Linking to a Profile on

Cynthia Mijares Posted by Cynthia Mijares on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 8:55am

As a guest, has the ability to search by name, email, work phone, or SUNet ID. As an authenticated user, you can check the Search in Stanford view option to see more information. Here's a tip to customize the URL link to a profile page on StanfordWho....

Why You Might Want to Request a Development Site

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....

Getting Started on Sites: Adding Google Analytics to Your site

Posted by Joe Knox on Monday, February 2, 2015 - 9:00am

Google Analytics gives you critical insights that help drive innovation and evolution by showing you exactly how people are using your site. Understanding how your site is being used can aid in identifying where improvements can and should be made. This post will cover how to add...

Getting Started on Sites: Creating a New View Mode

Cynthia Mijares Posted by Cynthia Mijares on Friday, December 5, 2014 - 8:21am

Drupal has a couple of standard ways to display content using a Default view or a Teaser view display. Stanford Web Services uses View modes to create multiple image/Field Collection displays and allows the site builder to change how fields will be displayed. 


Roundup: Getting Started on Sites

Posted by Joe Knox on Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 9:00am

Need to build and manage a website for university work? Want responsive and accessible themes that work well on phones, tablets, and desktop browsers? Looking for a self-service tool that requires little technical expertise and has all patches and upgrades handled at no cost?...

Getting Started on Sites: Remove Users Account Privileges

Cynthia Mijares Posted by Cynthia Mijares on Monday, September 15, 2014 - 8:47am

Let's say your co-worker left Stanford or the grad student working on your website is no longer here. I'll walk you through the steps to either remove their editing privileges or cancel their account.

After logging in the your website, navigate to the People...

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



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