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Luggage Site Builder

Luggage Site Builder: builds websites starting with Luggage.

We encourage Luggage Site Builders to retain the Luggage update/upgrade pathway and leverage the flexibility to extend luggage. Luggage is built to scale and stretch.

Updating Your Codebase

git checkout origin master
git remote add [luggage_branch] [luggage_repo]
git pull [luggage_branch] master
git checkout [luggage_branch]/master sites/all/modules/luggage/* .gitmodules sites/all/themes/*
git add sites/all/modules/luggage
git add .gitmodules
git add sites/all/themes

Category and Tags

Categories and tags are descriptive terms that help relate content. By creating excellent categories and tags, you can improve the searchability of your website. You can also help site visitors find what they are looking for and even what they didn't know they were looking for. This tutorial will explain characteristics of good category and tag terms and steps for how to create new terms.


Luggage as a sub-site of another CMS

How to set up Luggage within a Wordpress root:

  • Separate the DocumentRoot(s):
    Luggage sites should be installed outside of the wordpress document root. For example, on one LAS web server, we are doing this in /srv/luggage/<deptcode>/<site>.
  • The Virtualhost should be modified to add an alias for the site under (and yet outside of) the wordpress installation.
# Drupal Luggage Aliasses

The CK Editor

How to understand and use the CK Editor

CKEditor is the text editor that Luggage uses. It may be daunting for first-time users to try and figure out what each button does. This tutorial will lead new users through explanations of each button and their functions.


Horizontal Lines

How to utilize the horizontal line button

Step 1: Using the horizontal line button

Next, let's look at the button located next to the table button: the horizontal line button. If you need to separate your content, then you may want to use the horizontal line.

Screenshot of body text with horizontal line button

The Special Character Button

Do you need to add a copyright symbol to your page? Or perhaps a member of your lab has a diacritical mark in their name? The CK Editor has a list of special characters that you can insert into your body text. Below, you can see where it is located:

When you click on the special characters button, this dialog box will open:


How to utilize the header dropdown

Sometimes, the content on your page has varying amounts of importance. If you have a title, for example, you want your users to be able to see it easily. While you could just bold the text, using headers is great for optimizing your webpage for search engines.

Step 1: Make text into a header

The header drop-down is found in between the link button and the text formatting removal button:

Format Removal

How to utilize the formal removal button

Sometimes, you need to remove all of your formatting. Maybe you accidentally made the entire page into a header. Or maybe you accidentally bolded random parts of your news story. Either way, the remove formatting button is a useful tool in the CK Editor arsenal.

Step 1: Removing previous formats

This is where the format removal button is located:

Image Properties

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How to utilize the image properties button

The last useable button in the CK Editor toolbar is the image formatting button. If you click on an image and then click on the image formatting button, you will be able to alter the properties of that image. Before you get started here, you may want to read the detailed explanation of how to upload images on the Adding Images tutorial page.