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Weekly Web Updates – November 13, 2017

Updates

Fixes and Tweaks

Added a minimum time-before-commenting in the Midd Drupal site to address an influx of spam comments.

Ongoing Work

  • Creating a new website for the Middlebury Institute of International Studies.
  • Creating a new automatically generated course catalog.
  • Building out the configuration of our CAS servers in Chef, which is a configuration management system. We have already completed this work for our Drupal, WordPress, MediaWiki, GO, Omeka, and the Course Catalog services.
  • Upgrading the Drupal sites for the Davis programs, Dining Menus, and Museum of Art to Drupal 8.

Weekly Web Updates – November 6, 2017

Updates

Fixes and Tweaks

  • Drupal 8 authentication is now based on the unchanging Middlebury College UID field, rather than email addresses.

Ongoing Work

  • Creating a new website for the Middlebury Institute of International Studies.
  • Creating a new automatically generated course catalog.
  • Building out the configuration of our CAS servers in Chef, which is a configuration management system. We have already completed this work for our Drupal, WordPress, MediaWiki, GO, Omeka, and the Course Catalog services.
  • Upgrading the Drupal sites for the Davis programs, Dining Menus, and Museum of Art to Drupal 8.

Please Welcome Corey Selover in her new role as a Software Engineer for the Web team.

We are very excited to announce that Corey Selover has accepted a position as a Software Engineer for the Web Technologies and Services Team. Corey will start her new role effective November 6.

Corey graduated from Middlebury in 2010 and, after a brief stint away, returned to teach at the Red Cedar School in Bristol for four years.  She currently resides in Seattle, WA, where she practices Aikido daily.  She developed and released the video game Zorbit’s Orbits in her free time over the past six years and still loves to program games in her spare time.  She is very excited to rejoin the Middlebury College community!

Weekly Web Updates – October 30, 2017

Phone numbers in Banner are now stored in the E164 format. For the Online Directory, the number will appear in the local format of the country it’s from. For US phone numbers, that is (###) ###-####. The numbers are now linked in the Directory and clicking on them will initiate a phone call on your mobile device, machine-connected headset, or application like Skype or FaceTime.

If a third-party application reads information from the Directory to display contact information, as our Drupal sites and Kurogo mobile application do, the number will appear in the correct formation, but may not include a link.

Updates

Fixes and Tweaks

  • Updated the name of the Department of Japanese Studies in the print export of the Course Catalog and changed the markup so that it is better at retaining formatting when copied into Word.

Ongoing Work

  • Creating a new website for the Middlebury Institute of International Studies.
  • Creating a new automatically generated course catalog.
  • Building out the configuration of our CAS servers in Chef, which is a configuration management system. We have already completed this work for our Drupal, WordPress, MediaWiki, GO, Omeka, and the Course Catalog services.
  • Upgrading the Drupal sites for the Davis programs, Dining Menus, and Museum of Art to Drupal 8.

Weekly Web Updates – October 23, 2017

We have added the MediaWiki SimpleMathJax extension, which allows you to add LaTeX markup to wiki posts. Let us know if you would like this added to your wiki by submitting a MediaWiki ticket through Web Helpdesk.

Updates

Fixes and Tweaks

  • We have determined that Sophos is blocking miis.edu sites in Microsoft Edge for people on both campuses and are working with the vendor to resolve the situation. In the meantime, the sites will load as normal in any other browser.

Ongoing Work

  • Creating a new website for the Middlebury Institute of International Studies.
  • Creating a new automatically generated course catalog.
  • Building out the configuration of our CAS servers in Chef, which is a configuration management system. We have already completed this work for our Drupal, WordPress, MediaWiki, GO, Omeka, and the Course Catalog services.
  • Upgrading the Drupal sites for the Davis programs, Dining Menus, and Museum of Art to Drupal 8.

Weekly Web Updates – October 16, 2017

If you had been using the Jetpack and The Events Calendar plugins in WordPress simultaneously, you may not have been able to set event venues properly in the editing interface. This issue is now resolved.

Updates

Fixes and Tweaks

Ongoing Work

  • Creating a new website for the Middlebury Institute of International Studies.
  • Creating a new automatically generated course catalog.
  • Building out the configuration of our CAS servers in Chef, which is a configuration management system. We have already completed this work for our Drupal, WordPress, MediaWiki, GO, Omeka, and the Course Catalog services.
  • Upgrading the Drupal sites for the Davis programs, Dining Menus, and Museum of Art to Drupal 8.

Weekly Web Updates – October 9, 2017

You will now be added to WordPress sites where the group sync option is enabled and you are a member of one of the groups immediately when you log in. For example, if you log in and try to access a course site and are in the class groups, your WordPress account will be added to the site. Similarly, if you are a new staff member and log in you will automatically be added to the Classifieds blog, since that is set up to sync group members from the All Staff group.

Updates

Fixes and Tweaks

  • When viewing the Analysis tab of results in the Drupal webforms site, you can now select whether to include draft submissions in the analysis.
  • We’ve put some redirects in place to assist the reorganization of the Commons websites.
  • When viewing the “analytics” tab of a WebForm, you can now filter between draft and completed submissions.

Ongoing Work

  • Creating a new website for the Middlebury Institute of International Studies.
  • Creating a new automatically generated course catalog.
  • Building out the configuration of our CAS servers in Chef, which is a configuration management system. We have already completed this work for our Drupal, WordPress, MediaWiki, GO, Omeka, and the Course Catalog services.
  • Upgrading the Drupal sites for the Davis programs, Dining Menus, and Museum of Art to Drupal 8.

Weekly Web Updates – October 2, 2017

 

Updates

Fixes and Tweaks

  • Trailing paragraphs and line breaks in course descriptions on the course catalog are now removed to ensure the formatting for following sections isn’t thrown off.
  • RSS page feeds produced by Drupal now include a cache header with instructions on how long they should be retained.

Ongoing Work

  • Creating a new website for the Middlebury Institute of International Studies.
  • Creating a new automatically generated course catalog.
  • Building out the configuration of our CAS servers in Chef, which is a configuration management system. We have already completed this work for our Drupal, WordPress, MediaWiki, GO, Omeka, and the Course Catalog services.
  • Upgrading the Drupal sites for the Davis programs, Dining Menus, and Museum of Art to Drupal 8.