This section contains guides for creating and editing page content using CKEditor, the popular What You See Is What You Get (WYSIWYG) text editor, which on some sites is packaged as the GT Editor. Additional related guides can be found in the Creating and Managing Pages section, and additional content editing topics can be found in our All About Blocks section and our Photos and Videos section.
This section collects useful tips and tricks for administering a Drupal website.
Guides and Resources
Logging details about your site's usage can be very valuable, but if not configured properly, can also be a huge resource drain. The following articles provide useful best practices for managing your Drupal site's logging functions.
Logs and Logging Guides and Resources
It is important to resize images to best fit the needs of a particular web page. When an image is larger than necessary, this results in users wasting time and bandwidth (which they may have to pay for on mobile devices) to download image content that they will never actually see.
If an article you want to re-share is already in Mercury, it is recommended that you simply locate it and add it to one of your feeds. However, sometimes you may need to duplicate that item, such as if the focus of the piece needs to be changed to work for your own unit's website.
A manual feed is a feed which all items are pre-selected/approved. For more information, see the documentation on automated versus manual feeds.
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Below is a quick summary of what you need to do if you are changing your Drupal site's host name / domain name without moving it to a new web hosting location.
If you are moving the site to another location, then you'll also need to see the Site Migration section for additional guides.
Forking creates a copy of a repository which you can work on. You can then submit a pull request to have your changes reviewed and integrated with the master repo. This is the order of operations:
FORK > SYNC > BRANCH > COMMIT > PUSH > PULL REQUEST
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Forking a Repository
This section is for general developer and administrator questions that commonly come up and their answers - particularly questions that don't really fit under any of the other existing topics. Please list one question per sub-page and follow the format of the first question about Drupal Sites on OIT Web Hosting Unable to Send Emails.