Managing modules

Modules extend Drupal with new functionality. Each feature we provide comes packaged in one or more modules that you can enable to make the feature available to you. To manage the modules that are currently in use on your site, click on the “Modules” tab in your admin toolbar (highlighted in red below). You should then see the modules screen. You can search for the name of a module by typing its name into the filter (highlighted in orange) or you can browse the modules by selecting categories from the left hand side (highlighted in green).

Once you have found the module you are looking for, check the box next to its name (highlighted in blue) and click the “Save Configuration” button just below the list of categories. You can also uncheck a box to disable a module. 

Managing modules

Future Proofing

In a future release, we intend to provide a more robust tool that only shows a webmaster the modules that they are most likely interested in (our apps and widgets) instead of all of the options available within Drupal. Look for this sometime in the new year!

Here is a list of some of the more commonly used modules that you might be interested in enabling (we apologize for the inconsistent naming conventions used).

Tools

  • uoCal Import Configuration: Add this module to your site if you want to import uoCal events using Feeds.
  • WebCMS Authoring Tools: This module provides all the tools necessary to edit your content.
  • WebCMS Development Tools: Enables some extensive debugging tools. Do not enable in Production ever.
  • WebCMS Google Analytics: Enables the Google Analytics tools for you to provide your own tracking codes.
  • WebCMS Production Tools: Enables extensive caching techniques.
  • Google Search Appliance: If enabled, your search will return results from the GSA displayed in your sites template instead of redirecting to the main site. Future proofing: At some point, you will be able to limit these results to your own site.

Apps

  • uOttawa FAQ: This module provides a content type that can be used to build FAQs
  • uOttawa Location: This module provides a content type to store locations (eg with geo-location data).
  • uOttawa Org Charts: This module provides a content type and a widget for rendering an org chart.
  • uOttawa Testimonial: This module provides a testimonials content type that can be used with other content types.
  • WebCMS Blog: Provides a blog content type.
  • Biographical Information: Provides content types for managing information about people.
  • Course Sequences: Provides content types and widgets for displaying course sequences.
  • Events: Allows you to create and manage your events.
  • News: Allows you to create and manage news items.
  • Social Media Tools: Allows you to easily create social media items
  • Sub-Units / Departments: If your site has need of departments or other sub-units, this enhances several other modules to better support them.

Widgets

  • uOttawa Dynamic View: This module provides an easy to use widget for displaying lists of content.
  • uOttawa Maps: This module provides a map widget that you can use to display locations.
  • uoZone Login: This module provides a widget that displays a login form for uoZone.

Other

  • YAMLConfig Export: Allows you to see and export YAML config variables.
  • Coder: Allows you to review your code changes from within Drupal.
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