Weekly Web Updates – March 5, 2018

This week we applied bi-annual updates to the omeka.middlebury.edu exhibition system used for both academic and library projects. While every effort has been made to test existing sites, this is a significant release and many plugins have been updated. If you maintain an Omeka site, please review it and report any in inconsistencies.

New WordPress plugins:

We’ve reviewed and added a new WordPress plugin requested by users:

  • MetaSlider“With MetaSlider, you can create your own unique, SEO-optimized slideshow in a matter of seconds! With WordPress’ most popular slider plugin, enhancing your blog or website couldn’t be easier: simply select images from your WordPress Media Library, drag and drop them into place, and then set the slide captions, links and SEO fields all from one page. Choose one of 4 different slideshow types, and use our provided short-code or template to embed the slideshows.”


Fixes and Tweaks

  • Course Catalog: Fixed issues that were preventing users from emailing or printing course-schedules.
  • MIIS Site: Added support for removing deleted events. Also added support for fetching more future events than can be requested in a single batch.
  • Assisted with the move of http://critical-conversations.middlebury.edu/ to WordPress.

Ongoing Work

  • Fixes and tweaks for the new Institute site https://www.middlebury.edu/institute/
  • 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.

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