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OSU Drupal 6

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
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
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