Archive for the ‘drupal’ Category

Techie Tip of the Week: Watch the IT Services Tech Training Drupal Videos!

Friday, April 12th, 2013

Confused about what Drupal and other Content Management Systems are? Want clarification on how to update content on a Drupal site? Curious about how you can install a Drupal instance on the Stanford servers? IT Services Tech Training has the solution!

A few months ago, we put together a series of videos answering these questions — each is about 5 minutes long. Enjoy!

 

What is a CMS? – http://bit.ly/whatisacms

What Is Drupal? (and why should my Stanford group use it?) – http://bit.ly/whatsdrupal

Drupal at Stanford: Editing and Creating Content – http://bit.ly/drupal-editingcreating

Drupal at Stanford – Installing – http://bit.ly/installingdrupalatstanford

Techie Tip of the Week: Installing Drupal or WordPress Themes on Stanford’s Web Servers

Friday, April 5th, 2013

If you’re using the Collaboration Tools Installer or manually installing a Drupal or WordPress site on Stanford’s AFS servers, you may have wondered how you can update existing or install new themes, since you can’t do so directly within the application.

Here’s how:

1) Download the theme to your Desktop.

2) Unzip the theme.

3) Open an SFTP program like SecureFX or Fetch, log in, and change the plugin directory for your Drupal or WP instance:

For Drupal:
The directory should be something like “/afs/ir/group/groupname/cgi-bin/drupaldirectory/sites/all/themes”  (substitute groupname for your real group name; drupaldirectory for your real Drupal directory name)

For WordPress:
The directory should be something like “/afs/ir/group/groupname/cgi-bin/wordpressdirectory/wp-content/themes” (substitute groupname for your real group name; wordpressdirectory for your real WP directory name)

4)  Activate/Enable the theme:

  • For Drupal:
    Launch a web browser and log into your Drupal site.
    Go to administer > site building > themes and then check the Enabled box next to the desired theme.
  • For WordPress:
    Launch a web browser and log into your WordPress site.
    Go to Appearance > Themes and then click Activate underneath to the desired theme.

Your new theme is now active on your site!