Basics

Our Drupal websites

URL Description
pharmacy.ucsf.edu Our main website and the source of syndicated content
pharmchem.ucsf.edu The Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry website
bts.ucsf.edu The Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences website
clinicalpharmacy.ucsf.edu The Department of Clinical Pharmacy website
pharmd.ucsf.edu The official site of the PharmD (Doctor of Pharmacy) Degree Program
pharm.ucsf.edu Small lab, project, and center websites
qbc.ucsf.edu
ipqb.ucsf.edu
ccb.ucsf.edu
bmi.ucsf.edu
pspg.ucsf.edu
bioinformatics.ucsf.edu
biophysics.ucsf.edu
Umbrella sites and sites for individual Graduate Division graduate programs administered by the School of Pharmacy. (These sites are not yet fully integrated into the School of Pharmacy Drupal technologies described in this help site.)

In addition to these the school hosts or manages many other sites.


Browser compatibility

We attempt to provide an adequate visitor experience in all browsers. Editors should use Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox only. (We do not support or recommend editing your sites with Microsoft Internet Explorer.)

Logging in

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To log in to any of the above sites:

  1. Select the “Log in” link at the bottom of the page.
  2. Enter your UCSF MyAccess credentials.

If you have not been granted any permissions on that site, the only change you will see is that “Log in” is now “Log out.”

Making changes

If you are logged in and your role is allowed to edit content, you will see a "New Draft", "Edit Draft", or "Edit" tab near the top of the page. Click that to edit the content.

edit buttons
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new draft

Syndicated content

Syndicated content types such as News, UCSF Person, Events, and Media Coverage are always entered on pharmacy.ucsf.edu and then sent via the Drupal system to the three department sites and PharmD.

Revisions and drafts

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  • "Basic Page", News, and Event content types all use a 'draft' publishing feature that allow you to make an edit, or multiple edits before making changes "live".
  • These pages will show a yellow status box near the top of the screen when logged in, and show "View/Edit/New Draft" options in lieu of just "View" and "Edit".
  • In some cases, a user may create/edit a draft, but is required to request publishing from an administrator. Otherwise the draft can be set to "Published" status when ready.
  • Content without this functionality (no yellow box, view/edit only) will be immediately published upon saving!

Saving

On most editing pages and pop-ups, the "Save" button is at the bottom of the page.

Lag and caching

  • Syndicated content can take 30 to 60 minutes before appearing on the destination sites.
  • Logged-out viewing is heavily cached on the server. You may see an "old version" of a page for 30 to 60 minutes after editing then logging out.
  • Sometimes browser cache can also delay your seeing changes.
  • Don’t freak out! Give it an hour, then freak out.

Finding content items

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  • Published content can be easily located by URL, menu items, or by using the built-in site search.
  • "My Workbench" (in the toolbar) provides access to both published and unpublished content, and has a convenient list of recent content you have edited.

More

Find more information on editing sites under WebEdit, Images & Media, as well as Syndicated Content (for departments/PharmD) and Microsite System (for labs, etc.).


Getting help

File a ticket at our Website Support form.