Weekly Web Updates – March 25, 2019

The old Middlebury Institute websites that were at www.miis.edu and old.miis.edu are now fully offline. During the redesign of the site we made an effort to add redirects from the old copy of the content to the version on the new website and these redirects remain in place. Nearly all of the content on the old site was public and, as such, can still be viewed in the Internet Archive.

Updates

Fixes and Tweaks

  • The information imported into Web Helpdesk nightly now includes the disk encryption status of distributed machines, a full list of the latest operating system versions, and a more accurate record of the last person to log in to the machine.
  • Last week’s update to the WordPress theme “daydream” should not have been applied and has been reverted.
  • Updated settings on the new Schools Abroad site to allow Tier 1 editors to edit any Basic Content nodes, not just those created by them.
  • Fixed the left sidebar on the new Middlebury design to correctly check for the new sidebar regions on Top Level pages.
  • Changed the redirection type for links on the Offices and Services homepage from 301 to 302 to reduce client-based caching.
  • Updated a button icon which links to the CaterTrax system on the Catering website.

Ongoing Work

  • Creating a new “Offices” site for institution-wide anchor functions.
  • Creating new Drupal 8 sites for our schools and programs.
  • Upgrading the Course Hub to Drupal 8.
  • Improvements to the Service Catalog.

Weekly Web Updates – March 18, 2019

Updates

  • Drupal 8.6.11
  • Drupal views module 7.x-3.21
  • WordPress 5.1.1
  • WordPress osm plugin 5.1.1
  • WordPress seriously-simple-podcasting plugin 1.19.17
  • WordPress velvet-blues-update-urls plugin 3.2.9
  • WordPress daydream theme 1.1.0

Fixes and Tweaks

Ongoing Work

  • Creating a new “Offices” site for institution-wide anchor functions.
  • Creating new Drupal 8 sites for our schools and programs.
  • Upgrading the Course Hub to Drupal 8.
  • Improvements to the Service Catalog.

Student Scholarship @ Midd

Ideas + Inspiration at go/scholarship/

Wish you could read over the shoulder of the student in that other thesis carrel?
It can be helpful to look at models when you’re beginning your own coursework.
Our online collection of student scholarship includes papers, presentations and projects from Computer Science, Economics, English, Environmental Studies, Geology, History, History of Art and Architecture, Religion and more.

Find information and inspiration at Student Scholarship at Middlebury:

go/scholarship/

Weekly Web Updates – March 11, 2019

We have decide not to make the Disable Gutenberg or Classic Editor plugins enabled for both technical and support reasons. If you would like to use the WordPress editor as it was before WordPress 5, you can add a Classic Block to your content.

During testing and support we have come across one issue with the new editing interface: if you had the Category to Tag Converter plugin enabled and used it to convert tags on your site, some of the tags may be “orphaned” and will give an “Unable to save” error when you try to save a post or page with that tag. If you notice this, please contact us and we can work on the affected site to recreated the missing tags.

Updates

  • Drupal biblio 7.x-1.0-rc10
  • WordPress disqus-comment-system plugin 3.0.17
  • WordPress enable-media-replace plugin 3.2.9
  • WordPress instagram-feed plugin 1.11.3
  • WordPress jetpack plugin 7.1.1
  • WordPress the-events-calendar plugin 4.8.2
  • WordPress wp-accessibility plugin 1.6.6
  • WordPress accelerate theme 1.4.0
  • WordPress daydream theme 1.1.0
  • WordPress hueman theme 3.4.16
  • WordPress responsive theme 3.14

Fixes and Tweaks

  • The Streaming page will now automatically clear the cache when a new version is saved, ensuring that the video stream is immediately available.
  • Pages in Drupal 8 sites such as the Middlebury Institute and Offices and Services which are not assigned to a menu will now automatically display a menu based on their URL path.
  • The copyright notice in the Sustainability site footer will automatically update year-to-year.
  • Updated the CTLR contact information in the Course Hub warning emails.
  • The Athletics website is now available over HTTPS.

Ongoing Work

  • Creating a new “Offices” site for institution-wide anchor functions.
  • Creating new Drupal 8 sites for our schools and programs.
  • Upgrading the Course Hub to Drupal 8.
  • Improvements to the Service Catalog.

Video Conferencing Technology Added to Library 131

A Logitech Meetup video conferencing device has been added to Library 131. This device connects to a laptop via USB and will allow for remote participation in this meeting room. For instructions on using the technology in Library 131, see here. For instructions on Zoom for video conferencing, visit http://go.middlebury.edu/zoominfo and http://middlebury.zoom.us to start using Zoom!

ITS Tech Services Overview Offered March 11 – for New (or not-so-new) Hires

Information Technology Services (ITS) offers a monthly workshop with recent hires in mind called “ITS & You:  Technology Services Overview.”  The next session will be held Monday, March 11 at 1:30 p.m.  We’ll introduce services and resources provided by ITS to all Middlebury campus employees, including: email, file storage, account security, online learning, and how to obtain computing help.  The workshop format will be a presentation with questions entertained along the way, followed by an optional half hour for hands-on assistance with specific questions.

To sign up, please use our online form.  Although geared toward new or recent hires, everyone is welcome to attend – you might surprise yourself with an “aha” moment or two.

Next month’s session will be held on Wednesday, April 24 at 1:30 pm.  Our complete workshop schedule can be viewed at http://go/techworkshops/.

Weekly Web Updates – March 4, 2019

Updates

  • Drupal context 7.x-3.10
  • WordPress foobox-image-lightbox plugin 2.6.4
  • WordPress foogallery plugin 1.6.17
  • WordPress ft-calendar plugin 1.6.1.1
  • WordPress nextgen-gallery plugin 3.1.7
  • WordPress seriously-simple-podcasting plugin 1.19.16
  • WordPress subscribe2 plugin 10.27
  • WordPress northern-web-coders theme 3.1
  • WordPress hueman theme 3.4.15

Fixes and Tweaks

Ongoing Work

  • Creating a new “Offices” site for institution-wide anchor functions.
  • Creating new Drupal 8 sites for our schools and programs.
  • Upgrading the Course Hub to Drupal 8.
  • Improvements to the Service Catalog.

Weekly Web Updates – February 25, 2019

Updates

  • Drupal 8.6.10
  • Drupal ctools 8.x-3.2
  • Drupal link 7.x-1.6
  • Drupal metatag 8.x-1.8
  • Drupal paragraphs 8.x-1.6
  • Drupal service links 7.x2.4
  • WordPress 5.1
  • WordPress foobox-image-lightbox plugin 2.6.3
  • WordPress osm plugin 5.0.2
  • WordPress twentyeleven theme 3.2
  • WordPress twentyfifteen theme 2.4
  • WordPress twentyfourteen theme 2.6
  • WordPress twentynineteen theme 1.3
  • WordPress twentyseventeen theme 2.1
  • WordPress twentysixteen theme 1.9
  • WordPress twentyten theme 2.8
  • WordPress twentythirteen theme 2.8
  • WordPress twentytwelve theme 2.9

Fixes and Tweaks

  • Offices in the Offices and Services site can now have more than one phone number associated with them and can add a “type” to each number, for offices with more than one location, or offices which want to provide fax or TTY service.
  • The Institute site’s homepage can now feature the “Class Profile” component, with a large photo and statistics.

Ongoing Work

  • Creating a new “Offices” site for institution-wide anchor functions.
  • Creating new Drupal 8 sites for our schools and programs.
  • Upgrading the Course Hub to Drupal 8.
  • Improvements to the Service Catalog.