The latest enhancements to the new web theme

April 15th, 2019

  • Shared Content fixes
    • On a Person page, blue links at the top will work even if they are entered as relative links
    • On a shared event, the intro text will display on the receiving site when the site uses the "list" view on the events landing page.
  • Added a "clear filter" link to the Our People landing page
  • Adjusted the font size on the sidebar slideshow in a multipurpose page to be consistent with the size used in that section on artsci.wustl.edu
  • Brought back the "See more events" button on the Upcoming Events section of the home page
  • Increased number of events that can display in the Upcoming Events secion of homepage to 3 events in a slideshow.

April 1st, 2019

  • Added a video field to Article content type
  • Upcoming Event and Two Articles section on Home Page no longer overlaps with the section below
  • Repeating events no longer show a 33 minute increment
  • We made it possible for a footer callout button link and Call to Action link to have the option to open in a new window
  • We removed the plus + icon in the full-width home slideshow caption area
  • Update helper text for the Book content type to make it more clear how the 2 by-line fields are used
  • Updated the icon used for “Subscribe to calendar”
  • Images in the wysiwyg will no longer break when moving a site from staging server to production servers

March 18, 2019

  • no changes this week - working on Content Share 2.0

March 11, 2019

  • Fixed the toggle on the Resources page to move between list and card view
  • Matched the style of the homepage "footer callout" to have same style as the one on a multipurpose page
  • Added some styling to the webform submission page

March 4, 2019

  • Added an alphabetical filter to the People page
  • Added new option for “Byline Names” to the Book content type
  • Fixed formatting in the Additional Info section of a person profile to remove extra spaces
  • Fixed the display of thumbnail images on the Upcoming Events section of the home page
  • Fixed a bug on the People landing page
  • Fixed a bug in events that caused time to be off by 15 minutes

February 11, 2019

  • Maps may be added to Events once again
    • Location maps were causing events to break. This has been fixed and it's OK to use maps once again.
  • Shared person profiles received a few visual fixes.
    • Additional Info section had extra spaces
    • CV links were formatted strangely
    • Interests were not appearing with dots between them
    • Department image was not appearing in some sites
  • New date filter added to events landing page
  • Courses landing page filter can now be cleared out
  • Direct links for shared articles work properly now
    • links were not working on shared articles, previously

February 4, 2019

  • Users with the Site Staff role can now see content saved as unpublished that was created by other users
  • Links shared to Twitter will now show a nice preview with image
  • Corrected margins in Additional Resources section of Multipurpose page
  • Links in the Footer callout on Multipurpose pages now conform to the theme (change color and display with underline)

January 22, 2019

  • Updated helper text on a few fields to be more descriptive.
  • Added a new feature for “Resources”--the ability to manually set the order of resources on the Resources landing page.
  • Added an alphabetical filter to the Our People page.
  • Changed the slide limit to all Home Page header slideshows to 5.
  • Fixed up the Anchor Links on Multipurpose pages to include all possible sections.
  • Fixed the Blockquote style to display text as centered with horizontal lines above and below.

DECEMBER 20, 2018

  • Search results page layout has been improved and results are more consistent
  • Clicking a tag/category on an article takes you to a collection of content with that tag in a page that is nicely styled
  • Users are able to see and create Multi Image Callouts on Multipurpose Pages (these were being hidden, previously)
  • Links in the Main Menu to Artsci, UCollege, and Graduate School now all open in new tabs

DECEMBER 17, 2018

  • Courses page will now display the correct courses for the chosen semester with the correct titles
  • Book covers will no longer appear blurry or stretched

DECEMBER 7, 2018

Page not Found text updated

  • "We have a new website! The page you are looking for may have moved." and given a grey background color.

NOVEMBER 12, 2018

  • Changed the way Book covers display to keep the images in focus

Shared Content fix

  • Made the "Feed Source" column appear in the "Find Content page"
  • Made the "Teaser text" field display on the receiving site

NOVEMBER 5, 2018

Content Share fixes

  • On imported content, we hid any fields that the "borrowing" site is not able to edit
  • Corrected display of office hours on imported person content on Artsci site
  • Corrected issue with the display of the date when an imported event is featured
  • Corrected user role permissions to allow appropriate users to access the "Shared Content" area
  • Corrected problem with the way department name displayed on Artsci site "Our People" page

Book Content Type fix

  • Changed the way cover images are rendered so that they are not blurry.

NOVEMBER 1, 2018

  • Fixes to content sharing
  • CSS change to prevent person profile images from cutting off the tops of photos when viewed in a particular small-ish window size

OCTOBER 15, 2018

submit button on embedded webforms fixed

  • matches the submit buttons elsewhere ( is no longer solid red)

Content Share modifications

  • "Feed source" column added to the "Find Content" page
  • permissions changes to allow users to see the shared content area
  • Department image will be shared with Person content
  • We hid some of the fields that are not editable on an imported piece of content
  • RSVP button will move with content and point to the RSVP form on the originating site

multipurpose page change

  • removed "na" from background color choices

OCTOBER 8, 2018

Replaced "Dark Callout" 

  • New section offers options of "Single-image callout" or "Multi-image callout."

Image Card links now have option to "open in new window."

Bug Fixes

  • Direct links on articles did not work when accessed from the faculty profile page
  • On Home Page and Multipurpose page, selecting a category in the "Video Spotlight and 2 articles" section is working now.
  • On Courses page: removed commas that were displaying between semester and year
  • On Courses pages: fixed the order of display for sections and subsections
  • On Course pages: Instructor names now display on the correct subsections
  • Filtered view of Resources now shows all resources with that category
  • Home Slideshow with "Event" type now displays in order of event date
  • On Home page: Upcoming Events section now displays according to event date. We made it so the template will display either:
    1. the events for a tag, if there are events in that tag
    2. all events, if there are no results for the selected tag
    3. all events if N/A is selected as the tag

SEPTEMBER 18, 2018

  • People landing page grid and list view is now showing the "Endowed Professorship" field title
  • The text inside of the Search field on the Our People page reads "who are you looking for" instead of "what are you looking for."
  • The list of person profiles (used to tag an article with a faculty member's name) is now alphabetized by last name.
  • The initial Courses landing page is now displaying course numbers.
  • Content areas now default to 2-column.  Just check a box to change them to 1-column.

SEPTEMBER 10, 2018

  • Home Page sections use better help text when editing
  • When given the option to "Add another paragraph" the "paragraph" is now replaced with the name of the section you are in.

SEPTEMBER 4, 2018

Event Landing page now has a button to "Subscribe to calendar"

  • If a visitor has a default email client set up on the device they are using, clicking this new button will subscribe them to the feed of all events in your site.
  • A future feature is planned for subscribing to one category of events.
  • There was already an "add to calendar" option for single events.

Our People landing page can default to either list or card view

  • To use the list view as a default, change the link in the main menu to use ....edu/people/list

Direct Link field on Articles now works

Multipurpose-> Dark Callout no longer requires a title

  • If the title is blank, the red box around the title area does not display

AUGUST 16, 2018

WYSIWYG Toolbar

  • There is now an option in the styles drop-down for "button." To use this, create a link, select the linked text, and then select the button style from the styles dropdown.
  • When adding images (the last tool to the right) spacing above and below a left-aligned or right-aligned image will be the same.

Accessibility Improvements


AUGUST 13, 2018

  • A nested menu item will now display without any changes being made to the parent menu item.
  • List view of People stays aligned even when an email address is very long
  • Choosing a category on the resource page no longer pops you back up to the top of the page.
  • Accessibility Improvements

JULY 30, 2018

All of the updates this week were improvements to accessibility.