GT Editor

Creating Links in GT Editor (Linkit)

If your Georgia Tech Drupal website has the GT Editor feature package installed, then it also has the Linkit module, which gives you an enhanced interface for creating links to local content.

Accessibility and Usability of Links

To comply with accessibility law, and good sense usability guidelines, always make the visible text of your link something that clearly indicates what the website visitor is going to be taken to when following that link.  Some examples of improper link text include:

CK Editor / GT Editor Toolbar Control Buttons

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.

GT Editor Site Administrator Documentation [Drupal 7]

The Georgia Tech GT Editor module for Drupal 7 is built around CKEditor, but provides a great deal more control over what content editors can create, preventing them from doing things that might be dangerous (embedding JavaScript, for example.)

This is a community supported project, meaning it is not officially supported by OIT or Institute Communications.


GT Editor Guides and Tutorials

Unhiding the CKEditor Text Format Selector

CKEditor normally shows a Text format drop-down selector just below the editing window, but the GT Editor hides this selector to streamline the editing experience.  However, there can be cases where you want to use other Drupal text formats for special cases (e.g. embedding a Twitter or Facebook feed).

The GT Subtheme has CSS code that hides the drop-down, which you can find at sites/all/themes/gt_subtheme/css/gt_subtheme.css.  The lines that hide the text format dropdown box are: