One of the college's goals for integrating units into the CSE site is to create consistent branding and navigation with cse.umn.edu as the central location for college resources.
Departments, centers, and other top-level units will have a URL of https://cse.umn.edu/department.
Research groups, whether belonging to one or multiple departments, will have a URL of https://cse.umn.edu/research/group.
Sub-units that are not research groups (such as X-Ray Lab in Earth Sciences) will have a URL of https://cse.umn.edu/parent/subunit.
Old domains such as department.umn.edu, and a subset of frequently-used pages, will be redirected after a department goes live on the site.
When you create a page, it will automatically create a URL alias for it in the form of cse.umn.edu/<your-unit-name>/<page-title>
In some circumstances, you may wish to modify that URL. In order to do that:
- Edit the page
- On the page edit form, in the right pane, open "URL PATH SETTINGS"
- Un-check "Generate automatic URL alias".
- Update the "URL alias" field.
Note: It is a site policy that all URLs start with "/<your-unit-name>". If unit path slug is not present in the URL, the page is subject to removal.
When a page is created (or news, or events, etc), then Drupal will try to convert the page url into one based on the title.
If the title is too long, this seems to stop that generation.
To fix it, save the page with a shorter title and verify that it now generates the url properly. Once it does, you can go back into the page and rename the title to it's original longer version. Once you have saved it again the url will get properly generated.
Right now the sub-menus open when your mouse hovers over the top of the menu and will close again when you leave it. You can also click on the top menu item and this will open the menu.
If you click a *second time* on the top menu item, this will take you to the page it is linked to.
Because this behavior is not intuitive (in other words, that a single item can be both an opener/closer as well as a link to another page), it is not recommended to depend on this as the main way to get to the destination page. It is better to have a different entry inside the sub-menu which takes you to the desired page.
This is because Department Editors do not have the ability to add menus. When the department/unit is set up, a menu will be created for you.
The reason why new menus cannot be created by editors is that they would get created but would be immediately invisible to the editor. This is because the new menu would not be associated with any department.
To prevent a lot of orphaned menus, we do not give out the ability to add menus.
For help setting up or editing the menu see, the tab above on Navigation & Menus.