Edit Biographies in Drupal

Posted April 15th, 2015 at 2:04 pm.

Biography listings are lists of people associated with a department or office. These listings combine basic information about a person from Bionic (preferred name, title, phone, email, office, etc) with information the individual or their web steward can add (photo, office hours, CV, degrees, research interests, etc). Each office or department has a “Faculty and Staff” or “Staff” listing with everyone in the department, and links to the detail page for each individual.

Each individual has one biography, which will link to multiple departments if that individual is affiliated with more than one department– no duplication required!

Updates/Corrections to Bionic data in a biography:

Email help@brynmawr.edu with the username of the person whose data needs to be corrected, and details about the correction (e.g. accent mark displays incorrectly, title should be updated to Professor, phone number should be updated to x5555).

Edit your own Biography:

Log into Drupal at www.brynmawr.edu/user with your College username and password

You will then see a screen with your username, your section(s) if any, and a link to “View my biography.”


click the “View my biography” link, then the “edit” tab on your biography.


In edit mode, the first tab is the PeopleSoft tab, which contains Bionic data you cannot edit. All of the fields will be greyed out. Please refer to the updates/corrections section if you need to change data here.
The second tab is the User-Contributed tab. Click on it to add or update your photo and other information.


Click “save” at the bottom when you are done to save your changes.

 Edit other faculty/staff biographies as a web steward:

  • Biographies must be assigned to you on an individual basis. Contact Web Services via help@brynmawr.edu to request access to edit the biographies of other members of your department.
  • If biographies have already been assigned to you, you will be able to access them via your department or office website’s faculty/staff listing. Click on an individual’s name in the list to view their full biography, then click the “edit” tab to edit them.bio_edit_mine2








Click “save” at the bottom when you are done to save your changes.

Filed under: Drupal CMS Intermediate and Advanced,Web Editing by Juliana Perry

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