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OSU Drupal 6

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
A Google calendar can be easily embedded into your Drupal site.  Before doing this, though, you must have an available Google calendar.  To create a Google calendar, please refer to Google'...    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
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