WebTech Monthly News – February 2022  

March Drupal Training Sessions Available

Are you new to editing a Drupal site? Or are you a current Drupal user that wants to improve your editing game? There are Beginning Drupal training sessions in March:

  • Wednesday, March 9, 2 - 4 p.m.

Learn more and reserve your spot at the Beginning Drupal training page.

WebTech Open Hour Training

WebHelp is excited to announce they are offering Zoom-based Open Hour support for all Drupal related issues bi-monthly on Wednesdays. If you have a question about your website you’ve been meaning to ask for yourself, or for your team – please submit your issue via email to web.help@wwu.edu with the subject line Open Hour Tech Support and we’ll walk through you (and any others on your team) on how to accomplish it during the next available open hour.

Open Hour Support takes place at 2 p.m. on the first and third Wednesdays of the month. 


February Site Launches

  • Building Pages - Please share any updates about the buildings if you are an occupant


WordPress: Updates from CampusPress

Review the CampusPress Changelog for specific details on plugin updates.

Drupal Site Building Tips

Adding a link to a document in Drupal

One of the most common questions Webtech receives, is “How do I link to a document on my website”. Often the scenario is that one needs to replace an outdated PDF or include a Word Doc for users of their website. Despite that it appears to be a simple procedure, in Drupal it’s not as intuitive as one would hope. It is a two-step process.

  1. Adding the file to the media library.
  2. Adding the link to the page.

WebTech recently published a simple tutorial on how to use the media library in Drupal 9. Now content editors can learn step-by-step how to add a link to a document file for users to download or print.  The guide includes a list of what media types can be uploaded and defines the multiple parts of the media library.

Remember, if you’re adding documents to the web, please be sure to structure them for accessibility. This not only benefits people with physical or visual impairments, but makes documents easier for everyone to navigate, search and read online.


Tuesday, March 15, 2022