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Tag Archives: editing

How to get Promos to appear where you want them


By default, promos from parent pages are automatically posted on child pages. If the right promo section of a page is empty, it will display whatever is posted on the parent page. This is so you can easily have the same information on multiple pages. On the Fitness Center main page, the right and left […]

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New menu options in Drupal


When we finish our Drupal upgrade there will be new menu items for you to use: Find and Create. They will replace the existing menu items (Accessible Content, Site Outline, Create Content, Content List) Find Similar to Content List. Click on the Title of a page to edit it. The link to edit a page […]

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How to Organize PDF’s and Images in Drupal


To help keep Drupal organized, certain steps should be taken before uploading files. File Names Before uploading a PDF or image, make sure the file name has the following: All lower case letters The department that will use this PDF or image What is in the PDF or image Hyphens between each word PDF example: […]

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CommonSpot does not work in Firefox 4-5 or Internet Explorer 9

Firefox 5 has recently been released; we wanted to let you know that editing in CommonSpot does not work properly in this browser. Firefox 4 and Internet Explorer 9 also do not work with CommonSpot. However, you can still use older versions of these browsers, specifically Firefox 3.6 and Internet Explorer 8 which you can […]

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Drupal down on Tuesday May 17 at 7:00 am

UPDATE: Drupal has finished upgrading. You are able to edit your webpages again. Thank you for your patience. Please let us know if you have any questions. We will be upgrading Drupal on Tuesday, May 17 at 7:00 am. No editing should be done after 5:00 pm on Monday, May 16 and Drupal will be […]

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Generic Page wide layout can now be turned on or off


The Generic Page content type has been modified so that it can be toggled between the wide or right column layout. Before, one needed to use two different content types to achieve this. Now the layout can be switched by the check box,  Use Wide Layout, located beneath the promos section: The layout can be […]

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Drupal Manual updated

The Drupal manual has been recently updated with clearer directions and more information. Download a copy »

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Drupal Site Outline updated


The Node Hierarchy module that displays the Site Outline in Drupal was updated recently for security reasons. The minor changes that you will notice are: Every page in the Site Outline will appear to have children pages, regardless of whether or not they in fact have children. The pages in which this effects will say, […]

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Administrative Changes to Drupal

In our ongoing effort to improve the performance of the Drupal CMS, we had to disable the module that allows us to restrict editing of pages to the appropriate users. In order to retain a measure of security the following changes are being implemented until we can determine fully whether that module is indeed causing […]

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Why is editing in Drupal slow?

You may have noticed that when editing in Drupal, pages take forever to load or do not load at all. This has gotten consecutively worse over the past few months. We have been constantly looking into what may be causing it.

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