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    Using Fetch (FTP) to update a website

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    Information, Technology & Consulting (ITC) does not assist with management of personal websites. However, we do license an FTP program called Fetch which can be used for moving files from a Macintosh computer into a personal website on a server at Dartmouth. See details below, or contact your department's IT support office if you need Fetch installed on your computer.

    Slideshow in Drupal

    Details

    If you want to add images to an article, the Slideshow option is where you do it. You will find Slideshow on the left, towards the bottom of the page.

    The slideshow is a carousel of photos that appear beneath the article's intro. You may have up to five images in a slideshow, and they will initially appear in the order in which you enter them. The image at the top of the list will appear first.

    To add an image, click Browse, and select from among the following options:

    Image Promo

    Step-by-Step

    An article or basic page can have one Image promo, you will find this link on the left, towards the bottom of the page.

    An Image promo is a small box on the left-hand side, with a small image on top and two lines of text below. The promo is designed to link somewhere, usually to a faculty profile, with the words "Faculty Profile" in the first line and the person’s name in the second line. There really isn’t room for anything else. It’s a small box.

    Homepage Feature in Drupal

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    A Homepage feature brings extra attention to new or particularly important content. The space in which it appears gives you 300 characters to describe the page, and you can use limited text formatting.

    When editing a basic page or article, you will find the Homepage feature option on the left, towards the bottom of the page.

    Publishing Options in Drupal

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    The Publishing options section lets you control what happens after you create content in Drupal. These options are available when you create or edit your content.

    Published content

    If your content is published, that means that users who visit your site will be able to navigate to and view your content. If you are still working on your content and would like to save your work without it being visible to a wider audience, you can uncheck Published. The content will not be visible to anyone but its creator.

    Clear Cache in Drupal

    Details

    Our servers save copies of our pages so that they load faster on our computers. That "cache" is automatically cleared at the top of the hour to catch any page changes that might have happened recently.

    Sometimes, if you need your edits to go live before the next scheduled clear, or if you just created something (like a menu feature) and it isn’t displaying correctly, clearing your own cache manually can fix the problem.

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