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Behind the scenes - Sector module configuration and settings

Sitebuilders and developers familiar with Drupal will find it easy to use Sector. This collection of guides introduces you to configuration and settings for Sector modules and entities.

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Drupal Sitebuilder
  • Preconfigured content types and displays - overview

    Drupal allows sitebuilders to create structured content types for a wide variety of use cases - without code. The Sector Starter Kit includes four base content types, with additional content types available as Sector add-ons.

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  • Preconfigured user roles, user profiles and permissions

    The Drupal permissions and user roles management governs user access to both sitebuilding and editorial tasks. The Sector Starter Kit includes preconfigured user roles, users, and permissions that can be used as-is or easily adjusted to support your specific workflow. 
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  • Managing user accounts - who and why

    The Sector Starter Kit includes preconfigured user roles, user profiles, and permissions - out of the box, the ability to create, add, edit, or delete users is only available to the Drupal sitebuilder role.

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  • Sector Media file types and configuration (Sector D8)

    Sector Media aims to minimise the number of Media contribution modules and to rely on Drupal core Media features as far as this is possible based on the progress of the Drupal Media in core initiative. 

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  • Public vs. private file systems

    The file field upload destination in Sector is set to the public file system. This is good enough for most (but not all) sites.

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  • Introduction to the media file management

    The media file manager adds advanced file and media management to your site. But what does that mean for the way you manage files, images, and rich media on your site? 

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  • Sector Media - video file type (Sector D8)

    Sector Media allows you to embed externally hosted videos into body content. 

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  • Sector WYSIWYG templates

    WYSIWYG templates allow content editors to add advanced design elements to their pages without the need to code -  just select a template from the drop-down and insert it into the WYSIWYG field. 

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  • Sector text format configuration

    Drupal text formats provide additional security and filters for your text content. The Sector text format configuration adjusts the existing text formats and adds additional formats to cater for common use cases.
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  • Sector menu configuration

    Next to the Drupal default menus, Sector ships with additional preconfigured menus and menu blocks to make it as easy as possible to get started.

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  • Introduction to taxonomies

    In Sector, we use taxonomies as filter criteria, to add metadata, and to label content - as well as for some magic behind the scenes. This guide introduces the concepts of taxonomies and explains what each of the taxonomies do. 

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  • Sector Search API and Search Facets configuration

    The Search API module together with the Facets module allows sitebuilders to create and manage faceted search interfaces.

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  • Preconfigured HTML metadata via metatags

    Even though HTML metadata is not displayed on your site, it is used by search engines, social media platforms, and other web services. For the Sector Starter Kit we have preconfigured a few basic settings to get you started. 

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  • Sector password policy (Sector 9)

    Updates in Sector 10

    We have moved the Sector Password Policy into a more comprehensive Sector Security module that is included in the Sector 10 Starter Kit. 

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  • Sector Page content setting - Show teaser list of submenu items (Sector 9)

    For hierarchical content in menus, Sector provides an easy to use option to show the child pages of a parent page.

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  • Sector automated logout settings

    The Sector Starter Kit includes the Automated Logout module. 

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Sector 10 is coming!

Find out more in our Sector 10 roadmap.

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