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Weekly Web Updates – October 7, 2019

Updates

Fixes and Tweaks

  • Profiles in the Offices and Services site are now scoped to single groups, simplifying the editing interface, allowing staff who work in multiple offices to have multiple profiles, and ensuring that staff profiles can only be edited by people in that office.
  • The menu in the Middlebury School of the Environment site will now display its full context.
  • Resolved an issue with the CSS and JS assets on the Drupal training site being gzipped twice.
  • Added redirects for some URLs in the old Admissions site which had gone out in print mailings.
  • Fixed several issues with the process that syncs newsletter membership from Banner related to the third party API’s rate limits.

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.

Weekly Web Updates – September 30, 2019

Updates

  • Drupal views_data_export 8.x-1.0-beta3
  • WordPress jetpack plugin 7.7.2
  • WordPress redirection plugin 4.4
  • WordPress subscribe2 plugin 10.30.1
  • WordPress the-events-calendar plugin 4.9.9
  • WordPress responsive theme 3.18

Fixes and Tweaks

  • Added the proper search results page for use with the search form on the new Admissions site.
  • Fixed a bug which sometimes showed GO shortcut descriptions from the MIIS version of GO on codes from the Middlebury version of GO.
  • Added an SSL certification for the NER website.
  • Updated the Drupal 8 training website to have all current site features.
  • Ensured that the setting which defined the Institute site homepage is not overwritten when configuration changes are imported.

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.

Weekly Web Updates – September 9, 2019

Updates

Fixes and Tweaks

  • Fixed an issue with the MyEmma API that was preventing people who have dropped off of our lists in Banner from being removed from the email lists.
  • We’ve updated the global navigation on the MIIS website to streamline it and the text component can now be used on the homepage.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented the icons on the GO website from loading.

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.

Weekly Web Updates – September 9, 2019

We have moved the Study Abroad Course Information Database to Drupal 8, put it in our new design, and improved the search form, allowing you to search for terms in each of the lists.

Updates

  • Drupal viewfield 7.x-2.2
  • WordPress jetpack plugin 7.7.1
  • WordPress nextgen-gallery plugin 3.2.15
  • WordPress hueman theme 3.4.29

Fixes and Tweaks

  • Information in profiles on the Drupal 7 version of the Middlebury site is no longer cached by Drupal so it will be fetched fresh from the Directory once every five minutes.
  • Instagram links will now be shown in profile lists on the Drupal 8 site if the person has an Instagram account.

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.

Weekly Web Updates – September 9, 2019

We have launched a new site for undergraduate admissions. This is the first part of the undergraduate college website to go live in our new Drupal 8 system.

Up until 2010, GO had a feature where we sent a notification email each night to shortcut admins to let them know if any of their GO codes weren’t working. We’ve brought this feature back, but made it a weekly instead of a nightly email. If you’d like to receive this message, you can opt-in by clicking the Notify link in the GO administration interface and setting your preference.

Updates

  • Drupal 8.7.7
  • Drupal field_collection 7.x-1.0 and 7.x-1.1
  • WordPress 5.2.3
  • WordPress badgeos plugin 3.2
  • WordPress enable-media-replace plugin 3.3.6
  • WordPress foobox-image-lightbox plugin 2.7.5
  • WordPress foogallery plugin 1.8.12
  • WordPress jetpack plugin 7.7
  • WordPress the-events-calendar plugin 4.9.8
  • WordPress responsive theme 3.16.4

Fixes and Tweaks

  • Added a “Chat with a librarian” widget to the Library website.
  • Added navigation menus for the subpages of the Museum Studies at Oxford program.
  • We’ve tuned our settings so that SiteImprove can now crawl the Drupal 8 sites we’re building before they’ve been launched to identify broken links and spelling errors.

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.

Weekly Web Updates – September 2, 2019

We’ve added the world maps to our new Drupal 8 sites. You can add a map to your page and select the countries you’d like to shade in. See this new component in action on the Middlebury Institute website.

Updates

Fixes and Tweaks

  • Menus on Top Level pages of the new Admissions site will now show only their immediate child pages in the navigation.

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.

Weekly Web Updates – August 26, 2019

A new expectation for the undergraduate college asks instructors to make syllabi available to all students prior to the start of the semester. To support this effort and save instructors extra clicks when setting up their courses, the Course Hub now uses “Any Middlebury Person” as the default visibility when adding a syllabus to a course spaces in the Hub. “Public” and “The Class” visibility options are still available.

Updates

  • Drupal chosen 8.x-2.8
  • Drupal paragraphs 8.x-1.9
  • WordPress badgeos plugin 3.0
  • WordPress seriously-simple-podcasting plugin 1.20.9
  • WordPress the-events-calendar plugin 4.9.7

Fixes and Tweaks

  • Resolved an issue in several MediaWiki sites where a cache table in the database got corrupted, which prevented information for new logins from being saved and trapping people in a redirect loop with CAS.
  • Drupal 8 sites now all have access to the “Quad Story Feature” and “Statistic Block” components and the FAQ component can be used on Top Level pages.
  • Updated the MCSE website logo.

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.