University of Oregon

Updated Taxonomy Hierarchy Saving Scheme

I reversed two of the settings in the Hierarchical Select configuration. Now we can assign links to any level, not just the deepest, and we are no longer saving the ancestors of each term.
The new settings for the taxonomy

This should clear up any confusion as to why some links are found in their parent categories and some are not. Every link we created and tagged since we enabled Hierarchical Select has been assigned to the node we choose and the parents as well.
In addition, we no longer need to use the ‘general’ categories as we can assigned links to the parent category directly.

Updated left nav with nested expandable taxonomy menu

I installed jQueryMenu and a complimentary module Advanced Taxonomy Blocks: taxonomyblocks today.
Advanced Taxonomy Blocks provides the ideal menu for our nested taxonomy.

Taxonomy Menu Collapsed

Taxonomy Menu Collapsed


Taxonomy Menu expanded

Taxonomy Menu expanded

Updated Links content type to use fully qualified links to admin user

I updated the Links content type to use fully qualified links to admin users.
The links content type allows us to embed links as nodes in our site structure. Which means a link can be an entry in a book or menu.
This is particularly useful when we want to link to an internal page with out duplicating the content.
A good example would be on the new Employee Relations page; we have included a link to FMLA under the General Information menu.

Screen shot

Employee Relations Menu View


That FMLA link (/links/family-medical-leave-act-fmla-0) exists in a dynamically generated and themed book menu and the node itself is a Link content type. The node contains the Link Title, Link URL for the FMLA page (/content/family-medical-leave-act-fmla-0).

Regular users are redirected immediately to the fmla page but administrators are given a preview of the link. (more…)