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Conventional Website

What is embed code?           
Embed code is code that is generated by a third-party website such as YouTube or Twitter, that a user can copy and paste into his or her own webpage.  This embedded code will then show the...    Find Out More

MediaSpace

MediaSpace embed code can be located in two places: beneath the featured video at the center of your screen in all category views or through your playlist manager.    Find Out More
Personal playlists can be easily created by clicking the Add to Playlists link, in the tab collection beneath the featured content.    Find Out More
What is related content?           
Related content is independent content publications that have some logical relationship. For example, an article about computer hardware might have some relationship with the following: software,...    Find Out More
What are categories?           
Categorization is a common theme in content management systems.  While the term may change slightly from system to system, the ability to group content based on some similar concept or feature...    Find Out More
What are content tags used for?           
A content tag, in content management system application, is a term or phrase that is added to a web publication that relates the specific publication to others that are similarly tagged within the...    Find Out More
Content category items appear in the black menu bar at the top of the MediaSpace screen.  Clicking on an item in the menu bar will result in a list of a sub-category items to show in the left...    Find Out More
Media can be deleted through My Media.  Please note, once a video is deleted you can not undo this.  If a video is incorrectly deleted it must be reuploaded and converted again.    Find Out More
What is a playlist in MediaSpace?           
A playlist, in MediaSpace, is a convenient way for the user to group together collections of content.  For example, you can create a My Favorite Videos playlist that contains a group of your...    Find Out More
Before You Start... Please be aware that while MediaSpace offers the ability to upload image files in the JPG, PNG, or GIF file format, it will ultimately convert your image file to a jpg file...    Find Out More
Before You Start... Please be aware that MediaSpace offers the ability to upload audio files in either the MP3 or WAV audio format.  If your audio file is a different format than MP3 or WAV...    Find Out More
MediaSpace's video upload and conversion feature is a very simple and efficient process.  Just follow the provided instructions and you'll be sharing your video in no time.    Find Out More
How do I log in to MediaSpace?           
Logging into MediaSpace is done via a simple log in link on the upper right side of the screen.    Find Out More
MediaSpace contains a special collection of media known as My Media.  The media that appears in this collection is the media that you have uploaded.    Find Out More
How do I tag media in MediaSpace?           
MediaSpace provides the ability to tag media within its system via the Details of the media.  Detail data is always collected when content is initially uploaded.  It can also be edited via...    Find Out More
Related media will automatically appear to the right of the large featured video at the center of your screen.    Find Out More
Where is my playlist in MediaSpace?           
To access your playlists, click on the My Playlists link at the top right of your screen.    Find Out More

OSU Drupal 6

Under normal circumstances you will not be able to access any site in the drupaldev development area from a remote location.  This is normal.  Drupaldev is intended to be hidden from the...    Find Out More
What are Roles in OSU Drupal?           
There are different types of Drupal users. Some just need to be able to quickly change text, embed video, or update images. Other users may work in more of a developer aspect and have the...    Find Out More
There is a very big difference between a node and a view, one that often confuses people who are new to Drupal. A node is a single entry that uses some content type submission form.  This can...    Find Out More
OSU Drupal is one of many different OSU web applications that uses a service called SSO.  When you log into an OSU Drupal site, SSO is used to validate your ONID username and password.    Find Out More
All Drupal blocks are capable of having some very basic configurations applied to them.  One of these basic configurations is the Page Visibility Setting.  This setting, which is found in...    Find Out More
The Page content type is a standard, simple to use Drupal content type.  It is suggested that the Page content type be used for static content - this is content that doesn't change much over...    Find Out More
How do I upload files into Drupal?           
There are actually two different ways a user can upload files into an OSU Drupal site: Via My Account Via any linking tool used in the TinyMCE text editor     Find Out More
If, suddenly, you receive a Page Not Found error when trying to go to your site's front page, and the address you entered is correct, chances are there has been a change to the URL Alias of the...    Find Out More