DrupalCon (Drupal Conference) 2016 marked the 3rd DrupalCon that I attended. With Drupal 8 released, I felt it was time to go to the conference and kick the tires.
Held in historic New Orleans, I not only learned more about Drupal 8, but I learned about the beignets, cemeteries, and handgrenades. But that’s for another story.
Stanford Events is Stanford University's central calendar. It's widely used by departments, organizations, and student groups to promote events to the public and members of our campus community, and it provides a valuable resource for planning and scheduling. The challenge is cross-promoting events. In the past, sharing events content across multiple websites required re-typing. Ouch! We'll show you how to use the Stanford Events Importer module to save time and cross-promote events from multiple organizations.
Would you like to display courses on your website? How about events or links to people profiles? The Stanford community provides a variety of web feeds which provide data or content that your Drupal website can leverage.
Frequently the content you need on your website is already published on another website. Rather than adding this content manually to your website, you can use a web feed to import this published content from the source website and display it on your website.
Frequently, at Stanford Web Services we receive requests to build an intranet as part of a website. What exactly do people mean by "intranet?" Each department, lab, and institute might have different requirements an "intranet." Let's look at some different ways you might want to use an intranet and the tools available at Stanford that can help make your intranet possible.
According to our old friend Wikipedia, an intranet is:
Have you ever wanted to put a border on an image or highlight a link for more information in a text field? It is possible to configure the Styles dropdown menu in your WYSIWYG editor to allow you to add styles to the content in a text field. If you don't know how to configure your Styles dropdown, here's how you can add multiple classes to an element using the HTML editor pane of the WYSIWYG.
To edit the HTML in a text area:
Navigate to the page you'd like to edit
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 called Stanford MetaTag NoBots.
Have you ever wanted to show only selected information on a content type to anonymous users and more information to authenticated users? It turns out that you can use Display Suite to provide field-level permissions for an entity.
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?
Take heart my friend, all may not be lost. You may not be able to restore the site, but there might be a record of its content at the Internet Archive (archive.org). According to Internet Archive,