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OSU Drupal 6

If a menu item doesn't appear after you have created one, there are two possible reasons why it won't show.  Either the menu item was put into the wrong location or the node is in an unpublished...    Find Out More
There are a few reasons why content may not have a menu entry. Perhaps the content is in an unpublished state, whereby a menu setting will be automatically disabled.  Or, perhaps the content may...    Find Out More
What is a Story in Drupal?           
The Story content type is one of the two generic content types that are supplied in the Drupal core installation.  The Story content type is very similar in appearance and functionality to the...    Find Out More
How do I create a Story in Drupal?           
Perhaps you may want to have some content in your site that's dedicated to news, press releases, or personal interest stories.  If this is the case, the Story content type might be helpful....    Find Out More
What is a Poll in Drupal?           
The Poll module is a core optional Drupal module that allows permitted users the ability to create simple, single question polls and a set of possible answers.  By default, anyone, even...    Find Out More
Revision tracking, by default, is set to be used on an as needed basis and can be toggled into action directly from your node.    Find Out More
This is typically do to the Input format selection.  To wrap text around an object such as an image, media player, or table, a float must be applied.  For a float to work, the Input...    Find Out More
If you happen to notice a pink colored background behind your content and it is not part of your site's theme, this is most likely due to the state your content is in.  Draft content, content...    Find Out More
What is the Administration Menu?           
The Administration Menu is contributed module that provides a more refined administration menu for permitted users. This menu appears in a clean, attractive, and easy to use horizontal menu at the...    Find Out More
What is a base URL?           
A base URL is the consistent part of your web address. For example, throughout this CWS Training site, you'll note that the address section http://oregonstate.edu/cws/training always appears in the...    Find Out More
Relative URLs can be set a couple of different ways in OSU Drupal, depending on what Drupal element you are using at a given time.    Find Out More
The rotating header image used in OSU Standard is an element that only works with OSU Standard.  The content type, imagecache settings, and view used in this feature must be set up by someone...    Find Out More
The directory that your files get uploaded into has some fairly strict security restrictions on it.  Executable files…files that perform some type of activity when clicked on/launched…can be...    Find Out More
How do I embed a Google map?           
The Google map embed code that is provided in the Link feature of Google maps contains iframe tags.  The iframe tag creates an inline frame that contains another document. In terms of...    Find Out More
It is possible to embed a pdf so that the pdf is actually a viewable graphical object versus just a link.  Unfortunately this method requires that the PHP Input Format is used, which means:...    Find Out More
Our current system does not allow for true content access restriction at any role.  The only real limit you can put in place is the ability to create or edit specific content types. ...    Find Out More
How can I restrict a menu block?           
The most straightforward way to restrict any block in Drupal is to configure it through the block's control panel.    Find Out More
The Like Box plugin, supplied by Facebook, allows web page contributors to embed a live stream of their Facebook page into a webpage.  Additionally, audience members can then choose to "Like"...    Find Out More
What are views?           
Very basically, in Drupal, a view is a list of information.  You could compare it to a data report.  A skilled Drupal architect or administrator can create views of just about any element...    Find Out More
What is CCK?           
CCK is an acronym for Content Construction Kit, a contributed Drupal module that has been included in the OSU Drupal 6 installation profile. Through the use of CCK, a permitted user can change...    Find Out More
How do I create a Webform?           
The Webform module provides a relatively simple way to create highly functional, configurable web-based forms to gather data from your external audience.    Find Out More
When changes on your site do not immediately show, or when they show to a logged in user but not to an anonymous one, the culprit is most often a cache that needs to be cleared.  Generally the...    Find Out More
The addition of the E-mail Field CCK Widget provides a method for users to easily add e-mail addresses in a custom node that will, when the node is viewed and the link is clicked on, either open a...    Find Out More
Audio from SoundCloud can be embedded into your site by changing the input format to PHP and pasting the embed code in to the “Body” field.    Find Out More
Videos from YouTube can be embedded in your site by changing the input format to PHP and pasting the embed code into the “Body” field.    Find Out More