Hello! We currently run our department page (https://www.stanford.edu/dept/pe/cgi-bin/ ) in WordPress and would like to "upgrade" to the Stanford Modern Theme. As a disclaimer, I do not know much about installing, upgrading, etc. Very much a new user. My question is does it make sense to try and upgrade our current site to the Stanford Modern Theme (we have 125 pages) or should we start from scratch with a Drupal site?
We have created a WebAuth protected site for Wordpress. We need to have some of the pages protected by password. When we create the page and set a password for it, the page is created correctly. However when the page is opened for viewing Wordpress presents a blank page instead of the correct page content.
We can see that inside Wordpress the URL used to open the page uses http rather than https delivering a blank page. If we replace http with https in the URL dynamically in the browser, the page opens correctly.
I've written a shell script for backing up a Drupal site installed in a Stanford AFS group or department account. (This version doesn't work anywhere else.)
It does a dump of the Drupal database and creates a compressed archive of the entire Drupal directory from which it is run. Both the directory archive and .sql file are written to a DrupalBackups directory under the top level directory of the department or group account from which it is run. (If the DrupalBackups directory doesn't already exist, it is created.)
This howto is for Stanford System Administrators.
Kerberos Authentication with Ubuntu
This howto is for Stanford System Administrators. It allows users with SUnet IDs as well as local user accounts to log into Stanford University hosted Ubuntu servers.
When public method (default) is used in file system, you cannot upload files and do not see images via WYSIWYG editor (e.g. TinyMCE) with IMCE module to upload images
Fix: (per email from mrmarco )
In the .htaccess file within your file upload directory (e.g.,
comment out the lines:
Drupal performance on the Leland (WWW/AFS) servers can sometimes be sluggish, but there are several things that a site administrator can do to speed it up. A few of the standard Drupal performance enhancements (memcache, Varnish, Squid, etc.) won't work in the Leland environment; the tips listed below will.
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After a successful Drupal install, you will need to setup a cron job to index the site regularly. Site search and RSS aggregation rely on regular site indexing. There are several ways to accomplish this, which are detailed below.
ITS Scheduling Service
The Scheduling Service is now live at https://tools.stanford.edu/cgi-bin/scheduler - it has greatly simplified the process of setting up cron.
iFolder is a great tool to use for small to medium departments to synchronize files on multiple machines. In our case, we have faculty members sharing documents on their work desktop, laptop, and home computer. This allows them to copy their files into one folder when then synchronizes it over to our server and then to the rest of their computers. All documents are sent of SSL and stored on Stanford own computers and servers.
Some advantages it offers over our previous version of 2.1.3 is 64-bit support, OS X and Linux support.
This is the installation of open source iFolder 3.7.2
Another day, another System Administrator problem
Professor is requesting Redmine to run from a sub directory rather than the root location on the Web Server.
If this was a typical issue, I would create a symbolic link under the Apache DocumentRoot that links to the location of Redmine. However, it doesn’t work with Redmine as it’s a web application that runs on Ruby on Rails.
Searching on the web lead me to http://www.redmine.org/boards/2/topics/2244 which the User Shaun Mangelsdorf has the solution.
Here is his post.