January 2016 Drupal Newsletter | Kent State University

January 2016 Drupal Newsletter

The following January 2016 Drupal Newsletter contains the latest user-related updates to Kent State University's content management system (CMS) Drupal - some updates mentioned are time sensitive and may need your attention. Additional information on editing sites in Drupal, can be found in the Drupal Training Manual. Training in the CMS is available, in addition to training on other topics. 

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Topics found in this edition

  1. Your Login Dashboard Has Changed
  2. Event Image Responding Properly
  3. New Slideshow Size Now Available
  4. Video Gallery Slideshows Are Now Rotating Properly
  5. News Articles Now Display Subtitles
  6. Social Media is Now Set to Promote to Front Page by Default

YOUR LOGIN DASHBOARD 

A Drupal change was submitted on January 5 that altered ALL Drupal editor dashboards.  Your dashboard changed in one of three ways:

  1. You see your profile photo with your name.  This is just a new view.  You do not need to make any changes.
  2. You no longer see your information on you dashboard.  This is because you do not have a profile.  To resolve:
    1. Create a profile for yourself.  If you are a member of more than one group, you only need to create one profile.
      • Proceed to your group’s home page.  Be sure you are in editing mode (https:// must precede the web address).  
      • Select Profile from the Create Content menu to create a profile for yourself. 
  3. You see another editor’s photo and name on your profile.  This happens when you have your user name as the author of another person’s profile.  It is likely that it was the first profile you created as an editor. To resolve:
    1. Remove yourself as their author.
      • Navigate to that person’s profile.  Be sure you are in editing mode (https:// must precede the web address). 
      • Select the Edit button.  
      • Remove your user name from the Author field (located in the tabbed area at the bottom).
    2. Create a profile for yourself.  If you are a member of more than one group, you only need to create one profile.
      • Proceed to your group’s home page.  Be sure you are in editing mode (https:// must precede the web address).  
      • Select Profile from the Create Content menu to create a profile for yourself. 

EVENT IMAGE

Images added to events are now resizing responsively and are no longer blurry.

NEW SLIDESHOW SIZE NOW AVAILABLE

A new 600 pixel high size has been added to the options available for slideshows (Large Featured Image).  See the Media section in the Basic Page Fields instruction area of the Drupal Training Manual.

VIDEO GALLERY

Videos gallery slideshows are now rotating properly.

NEWS ARTICLES

Subtitles are now displayed on articles below the page title and above the breadcrumbs.

SOCIAL MEDIA

The Social Media content type is now set to be promoted to front page by default.

Questions, comments?

Email Lin Danes for triage with UCM web team and Information Services web presence group.

POSTED: Wednesday, January 6, 2016 - 12:03pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, August 3, 2016 - 4:21pm
WRITTEN BY:
Web Team