Expert Tips

In this list, we present expert tips for the power-users. Want even more? Check out our full list of general Drupal 7 FAQs on the A&S Computing site.

Using Tags

Tagging is enabled on most content types within pages. Tags allow users to create multiple different lists for a single type of content.

Insert an iframe

You can insert iframes from YouTube or other sites into your Pages website. Here's how:

Managing Members

Only Arts & Sciences Computing staff can add new users. However, if you are a group administrator, you can add any existing user as a member of your group and give them a certain set of permissions (i.e. a role).

Create a Webform

Webforms allow content administrators to create forms to be filled out by anonymous visitors (e.g. RSVP or surveys). Webforms have not changed substantially from Drupal 6 to Drupal 7.

Use Managed Files

Managed files allow content administrators to collect related information about a file (title, image, description) in one place and quickly find the file again if it needs to be replaced.

Adjust the "Authoring Information"

Authoring information is only visible to users who have permission to see user accounts. It is one of the vertical tabs at the bottom of each edit form.

Keep Revisions

Drupal allows content administrators to save multiple versions of a page. Only one version is the current version displayed to site visitors.

Tweaking Teasers (Lists that Pop)

By default, the first 250 characters of the post (page, article, etc.) will display on lists described as "(summaries/teasers)", on the home page, and as blocks in the sidebar. There are a few ways to customize this summary.

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