University of Oregon

Added a new admin block: Nodes that link to this page

I created a new admin block: “Nodes that link to this page.”
It checks the LinkChecker table in the database for any links on the site to the current page URL and lists those on the right.
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Moved Content Highlight Up Above Links

I moved the content highlight section up above the nav links and administrative content.
I had to do this with javascript/jquery so it’s an enhancement for those with javascript enabled but I think it’s nice to keep the content together. (more…)

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.

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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…)

Site Migration Report Header updated

I updated the Site Migration Report Header to include a filter for each relevant book;

Benefits, Classification & Compensation, Employee & Labor Relations, OA Employment, Policies & Leaves, Records & Data Management, Recruitment & Employment, Work-Life Resources.

Plus an option to view all the categories.
Here’s a screen shot:

Site Migration report header

Site Migration report header

Updated Site Migration Overview Report

I updated the the Site Migration Page List Report today, refining it to include only those nodes that can accept a ‘migration link’ URL. This excludes the “Link” node type which wouldn’t have an ‘old site’ equivalent. Our report looks much more manageable now!

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Updated Book content type field order

Quick update: In the spirit of continuous improvement and usability; I changed the order of the fields in the book content type. I wanted the field order to match the logical flow of the required tasks at hand.
The result is an edit page that follows the current work flow for the site migration project.

  1. Update migration URL
  2. Check content
  3. Update taxonomy terms
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Here you can see the current order of fields on this edit form

Following that same workflow in the former field order was a little confusing.

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Here's the old order of fields on the edit page

After we’re done with the site migration we’ll update that order again.

What is the change log

This is a means of documenting site updates and sharing them with all the site administrators.

Back end description, in short:
I post here, taking care to choose the nested categories:

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The nested heirarchy of category tags that allows me to customize what updates will be visible on what web site.

Next I create a block in the drupal site that aggregates the rss feed from this category and displays it for administrators.

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Here's an example of an included rss feed on the drupal web site

This way the users are kept up-to speed on site updates, changes and modifications.