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Advanced Content Questions

How do I update the map?

The map is generated programmatically from the US-RSE member list by a separate repository If you have already joined US-RSE and provided your location, you should be represented on it. If you see any issues or errors with location lookup (we use geolocation of a named location) please open an issue.

How do I add a page redirect?

We have a special header field that you can define if you want a page to redirect elsewhere. We do this by way of a meta tag, and we give the viewer 2 seconds to see a message that they are being redirected. To keep these pages organized, we have them located in the redirects folder.

Files in this folder should have the following format:

layout: page
title: **PAGE TITLE**
permalink: **LINK TO BE REDIRECTED**
redirect: **ACTUAL LINK**


layout: page
title: US-RSE Community Building Workshop
permalink: /2020-april-workshop/

The above says that the page titled “US-RSE Community Building Workshop” served at permalink /2020-april-workshop will be redirected to

How do I embed a video?

If you have a YouTube video to embed, we have an include that will make it easy to embed a full-width, fullscreen-enabled video! Simply do:

.video-container {
    position: relative;
    padding-bottom: 56.25%;   
    padding-top: 30px;
    height: 0; 

.video-container iframe, .video-container object, .video-container embed {
    position: absolute;
    top: 0;
    left: 0;
    width: 100%;
    height: 100%;

<div class="video-container">
<iframe src="" title="Video Title" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe>

where the url is the embed URL that is provided to you when you click to share and then embed (note that “embed” is in the URL) and the title is a title of your choosing. You are not required to include a title, and it will default to a generic “YouTube video player.”

How do I add a “Last Modified:” date to a page?

All pages have the option to include a “last modified” date, which will default to the bottom right of the page. This means to add a last modified date to a page, simply update the header as follows:

set_last_modified: true