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OSU Drupal 6

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
URL redirects can be set right through the OSU Drupal interface, as long as the base URL of the new site matches the base URL of the old URL. So, for example, a static site with the base URL of http...    Find Out More
How do I change a block title?           
A block title is a basic block configuration that can be changed for any default Drupal block.  You can use the default block title, use a different block title of your choice, or hide the block...    Find Out More
Biblio content, by default, comes sortable by four different categories: Author, Title, Type, Year.  So no, out of the box, Biblio does not have a way to do this using it's default filtering...    Find Out More
How can I restrict a view?           
The Views User Interface provides a default setting that will allow you to restrict access to a view.  Please keep in mind that this does not restrict access to content itself. This FAQ...    Find Out More
The front page of a Drupal site is actually a special object in Drupal.  It has the ability to be dynamic.  In other words, it can be set up to recognize any existing node, no matter what...    Find Out More
The Feature Story is an attractive content display intended for the front page of an OSU Drupal site using the OSU Standard theme. This feature includes the following: A large, summary view...    Find Out More
By default, when most content types are used in OSU Drupal 6, a byline (known as Post information in Drupal) will appear somewhere on the page.  Usually up by the title.  This Post...    Find Out More
Some types of content, such as polls, typically won't require revision control.  For other content that is deeper and more complex, though, such as book content, a user may wish to just automate...    Find Out More
Biblio content, by default, comes sortable by four different categories: Author, Title, Type, Year.  So no, out of the box, Biblio does not have a way to do this using it's default filtering...    Find Out More
What is the Webform module?           
Webform is a module which makes it easy to create forms in Drupal. Using Webform you can create sophisticated forms without the need for any coding. When building forms to collect data be sure to...    Find Out More
By default, all Drupal node types, except for Page, are configured to show Post information when the node is posted.  This Post information takes the form of "Submitted by..." and then includes...    Find Out More

OSU Events Calendar

On the OSU Events Calendar, for users who are not logged into ONID, the @ (at) sign will display the word 'at'.  The reason this occurs is because when a full e-mail is included, unguarded, in...    Find Out More
Before You Start... To submit an event to a department or group calendar you must have a valid ONID account. If you do not know your ONID information, or are a contracted employee who does not use...    Find Out More
Before You Start... To submit an event to one or more of the Featured OSU Calendars, you must have a valid ONID account. If you do not know your ONID information, or are a contracted employee who...    Find Out More

Urchin

This error condition will sometimes occur when generating reports over a large date-range for sites that see a large amount of traffic. This is due to the archiving mechanism that is used on...    Find Out More
Requested Pages reports may report higher numbers for PDFs than the Downloads report. Some web browsers make multiple requests to a multi-page PDF for a single visitor. This counts as 1...    Find Out More

Web Fundamentals

Why isn't my page loading?           
A page load failure can be the result of many different things. For a systems administrator to begin the troubleshooting process, it's often helpful to have some technical information that you can...    Find Out More
There are many different image file types that are available for use.  This can often lead to some confusion regarding what is the most appropriate type to use for web publications. For...    Find Out More
The web's requirements for images are vastly different than those for print media.  When using images on the web, there are quite a few things to consider.  Most importantly, the...    Find Out More
There are a few different, common image formats. There even exists different types of some of these formats.  Most notably, the jpeg/jpg image format has a couple of different types.  One...    Find Out More
What is FTP / SFTP?           
FTP is an acronym for File Transfer Protocol.  SFTP is an acronym for Secure File Transfer Protocol. The protocol is used to conduct a file transfer over the Internet.  Typically that...    Find Out More