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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

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
OSU Drupal 6 has an 8MB upload limit for files that are to be uploaded through the User Interface (UI) into the File browser.    Find Out More
How do I unpublish a Drupal node?           
Unpublishing a Drupal node is done through the Publishing Options field set on the content submission form.    Find Out More
What is a node?           
The term node is a catch all term for any content form in use in a Drupal site. So this means that a Page is a node, so is a Story, and a Book page - and any other content type that might exist in...    Find Out More
If you have set styles either through the Edit CSS Style tool, or by hand in the HTML source, and the style changes are not displaying, this is probably due to the Input Format setting that is being...    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
Before You Start... Before linking a file, you will want to ensure that your file is properly prepared. No spaces in file name     Find Out More
Before You Start... You will want to ensure that your file is properly prepared. No spaces in file name.     Find Out More
This is most likely due to a space or some other non-alphanumeric character that is present in your file name.    Find Out More
How do I add an image to a node?           
Before You Start... You will want to ensure that your images are properly prepared. No spaces in file name. Image is optimized for the web.     Find Out More
File naming conventions are an agreed upon method of naming files that a group of users utilize to help better coordinate and manage their shared files. There is really no forced industry...    Find Out More
What is a Book in Drupal?           
A Drupal Book is a collection of closely related, hierarchical information that is managed by the Book module. Think of it as you would a real life textbook, with chapters and sections. For more...    Find Out More
The Book page content type is a great tool that allows you to easily relate content right from the node submisison form.    Find Out More
Events from the OSU Events Calendar can now be easily pulled into your Drupal site using a custom CWS module called Feeds Display.    Find Out More
The Announcement content type is used for controlling the publication and expiration dates of time-sensitive content.  Through using Announcement the contributor can set the node up to display...    Find Out More
How do I create a Poll?           
The Poll module, a core optional Drupal feature, is a great way to encourage people to be a bit more involved with your site.  It also provides a way to get a very basic level of feedback...    Find Out More