Kevin Pittman has written a blog post called "So, You Blew Up Your Drupal 8 Site - Now What?" that covers multiple methods for recovering a dead Drupal 8 website (on the assumption you hadn't made a backup right before it died).
Drupal 8 has a much more sophisticated and ultimately aggressive caching system. While this is supposed to be a good change, sometimes it really gets in your way.
Kevin Pittman has written an blog post on Drupal 8 Internal Caching for Dummies that helps clarify the different types of caching that occur and how to configure them to work to your advantage.
Many Georgia Tech websites have been built using Drupal Express (DX), which is a custom version of Drupal 7 that allows you to create a website with little technical or design expertise. The ready-made site comes with built in features and tools like news and events listings, and mobile optimization.
Migration, not Upgrading
Drupal 8, released in November of 2015, is a major rewrite of the Drupal core engine and APIs. Because Drupal 8 has changed so much, there is no direct in-place upgrade path to go from any earlier version of Drupal to Drupal 8. Instead, Drupal 7 and earlier sites must be migrated to Drupal 8, which involves setting up a whole new Drupal 8 website and copying into it (manually or automatically) the content of the older website.
Front end refers to the forward facing design and implementation of the look of the website.
When (and When Not) to Use a Table
Tables should only be used for the display of tabular data (data that is connected to one or more headings).
Do not use tables for any of the following reasons:
Many campus Drupal websites have either the What You See is What You Get (WYSIWYG) text editor called CKEditor, or the custom built specialized version of CKEditor known as "GT Editor".
The table below describes many of the control buttons you will find on the CKEditor or GT Editor toolbar. If your control buttons don't look like these, you should ask your site administrator or local web developer to look into upgrading your site to the latest version of CKEditor.
Please see the introduction to contrib (third-party) modules before installing anything listed on this page.
The following information is provided as-is with no warranty or guarantees of any kind! While members of the campus community have recommended the following modules for their listed purposes, it's perfectly possible you could blow up your Drupal website if you don't know what you're doing and install them incorrectly or alongside other modules that are incompatible.