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A dynamic and responsive group of Drupal users world-wide communicate regularly in the Drupal.org community forums.
Web People is a group of web developers, designers and communicators at the University of Minnesota.

How-Tos

Before setting a page as your homepage, you'll need the page's Drupal URL. For example, if the page you want to use is yoursite.umn.edu/content/homepage, the Drupal URL would be content/homepage.
The Media Browser allows you to reuse existing media on your website, upload new media, or embed media from an external website. The Media Browser appears wherever you can add media to a page.
On its own, Drupal produces a brand new copy of each webpage every time that page is viewed.
As a site administrator or developer for a Drupal Enterprise 7 or Drupal Enterprise 8 website, you can add a link to your site's footer for users to report a website accessibility concern.
This article applies to websites built using either the default UMN Drupal Enterprise 7 (DE7) configuration or the default UMN Drupal Enterprise 8 (DE8) configuration.
When developing a website using the University's Drupal Enterprise service, there are many best practices you should follow.
The following instructions are for websites using either the default UMN Drupal Enterprise 7 (DE7) configuration or the default UMN Drupal Enterprise 8 (DE8) configuration.
As you develop your Enterprise Drupal site, you may notice that pages load slowly. This is more likely to be true the larger or more complicated your site is.
University of Minnesota site owners who want to move their sites to the University of Minnesota Drupal service need to complete some tasks before the move can occur.
The instructions in this article pertain to Drupal Enterprise 7 and Drupal Enterprise 8. Your role in Drupal may not have the proper permissions to complete the task.
The following instructions are for websites using either the default UMN Drupal Enterprise 7 (DE7) configuration or the default UMN Drupal Enterprise 8 (DE8) configuration.
The following instructions are for websites using either the default UMN Drupal Enterprise 7 (DE7) configuration or the default UMN Drupal Enterprise 8 (DE8) configuration.
The following instructions are for websites using the default UMN Drupal 7 configuration.
The following instructions are for websites using the default UMN Drupal Enterprise 7 Groups configuration.
The following instructions are for websites using the default UMN Drupal Enterprise 7 configuration.
The following instructions are for websites using the default UMN Drupal Enterprise 7 configuration.
The following instructions are for websites using the default UMN Drupal Enterprise 7 Groups configuration.
The following instructions are for websites using the default UMN Drupal Enterprise 7 configuration. The ability to add users to your site is based on your role.
The following instructions are for websites using the default UMN Drupal Enterprise 7 (DE7) configuration.
The following instructions are for websites using the default UMN Drupal Enterprise 7 (DE7) configuration.
The following instructions are for websites using the default UMN Drupal Enterprise 7 configuration.
Your role in Drupal may not have the proper permissions to complete this task. Contact your site administrator for additional information.
When you receive confirmation from the Office of Information Technology that your site has been created, you will need to add yourself as a user before you can begin working on your site.
The following instructions are for websites using the default UMN Drupal Enterprise 7 configuration.
The following instructions are for websites using the default UMN Drupal Enterprise 7 configuration.
When troubleshooting problems with your Drupal site, you may want to try clearing the cache to see if that fixes the problem.
The following instructions are for websites using the default UMN Drupal Enterprise 7 configuration.
The following instructions are for websites using the default UMN Drupal Enterprise 7 configuration.
The following instructions are for websites using the default UMN Drupal Enterprise 7 (DE7) configuration.
The following instructions are for websites using the default UMN Drupal Enterprise 7 (DE7) configuration.
The following instructions are for websites using the default UMN Drupal Enterprise 7 configuration.
The following instructions are for websites using the default UMN Drupal Enterprise 7 configuration. Drupal is highly customizable, and your site may have different steps for completing the task.
The following instructions are for websites using the default UMN Drupal Enterprise 7 configuration. Content types are fundamental to how Drupal organizes content and controls how contributors add content t
The following instructions are for websites using the default UMN Drupal Enterprise 7 configuration. Taxonomy is the best tool for organizing your pages and uploaded files (e.g.
The following instructions are for websites using the default UMN Drupal Enterprise 7 configuration. Drupal is highly customizable, and your site may have different steps for completing the task.
The following instructions are for websites using the default UMN Drupal Enterprise 7 (DE7) configuration. Drupal is highly customizable, and your site may have different steps for completing the task.
The following information is for websites using the default UMN Drupal 7 (DE7) configuration. Contact your site administrator for additional information.
The following instructions are for websites using the default UMN Drupal Enterprise 7 (DE7) configuration. These instructions are the same for any page on your site; however, you should rarely edit the disp
The following instructions are for websites using the default UMN Drupal Enterprise 7 configuration.
The following instructions are for websites using the default UMN Drupal Enterprise 7 (DE7) configuration.  
The following instructions are for websites using the default UMN Drupal Enterprise 7 Groups configuration.
The following instructions are for websites using the default UMN Drupal Enterprise 7 (DE7) configuration. Displaying content using panels requires three things: fields, a layout, and the mapping of those f
The following instructions are for websites using the default UMN Drupal Enterprise 7 (DE7) configuration. Drupal is highly customizable, and your site may have different steps for completing the task.
The following instructions are for websites using the default UMN Drupal Enterprise 7 configuration. Drupal is highly customizable, and your site may have different steps for completing the task.
Roles are how Drupal manages permissions. When you make major changes to your site (e.g.
The following instructions are for websites using the default UMN Drupal Enterprise 7 configuration.
The following instructions are for websites using the default UMN Drupal Enterprise 7 (DE7) configuration.
This article explains how to enable breadcrumbs for your Drupal 7 Enterprise site.
This article describes how to use panels to do wild card redirects.  The following instructions are for websites using the default UMN Drupal Enterprise 7 configuration.
When developing Drupal sites locally, you might need to log in to the local site. The following instructions are for websites using the default UMN Drupal Enterprise 7 configuration.
The following instructions are for websites using the default UMN Drupal Enterprise 7 (DE7) configuration.
Description On its own, Drupal produces a brand new copy of each webpage every time that page is viewed.
The following instructions are for websites using the default UMN Drupal Enterprise 7 (DE7) configuration.
The following instructions are for websites using the default UMN Drupal Enterprise 7 configuration.
The following instructions are for websites using the default UMN Drupal Enterprise 7 configuration.
The following instructions are for websites using the default UMN Drupal Enterprise 7 configuration.
The following instructions are for websites using the default UMN Drupal Enterprise 7 configuration.
The following instructions are for websites using the default UMN Drupal Enterprise 7 configuration. Your role in Drupal may not have the proper permissions to complete the task.
This article describes how to set up Drupal Enterprise 7 local environments for development work using Acquia Dev Desktop. These instructions are only for those using Drupal Enterprise 7. 
This article contains instructions for using the Superfish and Block modules to create Navigation menus in Drupal 7 Enterprise.
Owners of sites in the University's enterprise Drupal Enterprise 7 (DE7) service can set up the WYSIWYG editor so contributors can add CSS styles to images.
Updating a content file (e.g. an image, a pdf, a Microsoft Office document) is the best way to simultaneously update that file wherever it appears on your site.
The following instructions are for websites using the default UMN Drupal Enterprise 7 configuration.
This article describes how to use anchors in a UMN-Drupal site. The following instructions are for websites using the default UMN Drupal Enterprise 7 configuration.
The Flex Slider module will allow you to have a hero image slide show on a landing page. The following instructions are for websites using the default UMN Drupal Enterprise 7 configuration.
Your Drupal site will consist of three environments:
Folwell is an evolving design system made up of modular components that can be combined in numerous ways to make creative and consistent University websites.
For some Drupal developers at UMN, no local development environment is necessary to work on their site.
The University's standard Drupal installation includes a number of modules that you can enable and disable in the Drupal interface.
These steps detail how to restrict access to selected content on your Drupal 7 site. Determine content to be restricted Before following these steps, you must first determine:
The second step in planning to move a website to the University's Drupal service is to perform a content audit.
The third step in planning to move a website to the University's Drupal service is to review your site's design.
The first step in planning your site to the University's Enterprise Drupal service is to document your requirements.
The final step in planning to move a website to the University's Drupal service is to schedule the content migration. Steps for scheduling a move from external content management systems to Drupal are below.
Drupal.org site's Drupal Overview page explains the basics of how Drupal works.
The following instructions are for websites using the default UMN Drupal configuration.
University units moving to Drupal will be able to hire consultants through University-wide contracts.
This article contains instructions for UMN Drupal site editors and site owners to perform URL redirects on their UMN Drupal site.
There are several ways to add images to a page. These instructions are for contributors who need to add an image within a field that has the HTML editor toolbar.

Resources

This resource shows an inaccessible website and a retrofitted version that illustrates radical redesign is not needed to meet accessibility standards.
UMN Drupal Training OpportunitiesDrupal Working LabsWe offer working sessions that allow participants to bring their own Drupal Enterprise 7, Drupal Enterprise 8, and Drupal Lite projects into a lab
Modules are certain add-ons that you can use within your website to extend the functionality of Drupal.
Smaller and local Drupal community conference
Modules are certain add-ons that you can use within your website to extend the functionality of Drupal.
Information on the Drupal Conference and larger Drupal community
In your github fork, you need to keep your master branch clean, by clean I mean without any changes, like that you can create at any time a branch from your master.
This tutorial will teach you how to create two branches (master and develop) and how to merge code from the development stage to production.
GitHub Flow is a lightweight, branch-based workflow that supports teams and projects where deployments are made regularly. This guide explains how and why GitHub Flow works.
Get more information about higher educational institutions that have faced liability for inaccessible web content and technologies.
This article offers a great explanation of how disabilities can affect use of the web.
This site, maintained by University Relations (URelations), provides requirements and guidelines surrounding the use of color and type/typography at the University of Minnesota.
University Relation's website on University of Minnesota brand standards for web and print.
This site, maintained by University Relations (URelations), provides downloadable files containing offical University of Minnesota logos, wordmarks ("Driven to Discover"), seals, and other official branding elements s
University Relation's web page on University of Minnesota web standards, and usability and accessibility related to the Univesity of Minnesota web templates.
This site, maintained by University Relations (URelations), provides downloadable images for social networking services such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+; as well as common icons for RSS feeds and
Learn about United States laws that require that State and local governments (including the University) give people with disabilities an equal opportunity to benefit from all of their programs, services, and act
Section 504 bars any entity that receives federal funding from discriminating against individuals with disabilities based on their disability status.
WebAIM (Web Accessibility in Mind) provides standards excerpted from Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. It can help you understand how to apply the law in a web content setting.
Section 508 is important because it established the first web accessibility standard.
This article explains how the Web affects the lives of people with disabilities.
An overview of how to structure your content for online reading.
Themes make Drupal websites beautiful – and Themes are the bridge between the science of code and the art of design.
Developed by WebAIM.org, this tool provides visual feedback about the accessibility of your web content by injecting icons and indicators into your page.
If you are a website designer. this simple checklist is a great reference that's worth posting in your workspace.
Utah State University's Center for Persons with Disabilities' WebAIM Program provides an impressive slate of accessibility tools.
This checklist is a simplified version of the full Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 for the layperson.

Self-Help Guides

Content is one of the main components of a great user experience. This self-help guide walks you through the process of planning the right content to meet your website's goals.
This self help guide is designed to assist developers that are creating sites using the University of Minnesota's Drupal Enterprise platform.
This is the self-help guide for contributing content to a University of Minnesota Enterprise Drupal site. 
Learn how to build a site in Drupal Enterprise 7.  Drupal Enterprise is the official web content management system of the University of Minnesota; Drupal Enterprise 7 will reach end-of-life by July 2020.