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Support for Web publishing at Santa Clara University is provided by the Office of Marketing and Communications, Information Services, the Webmaster and Web Applications Developer in the Media Services department, and system and network administrators in the Information Technology department.


Web Publishing News

Staging server and FTP access
The staging server, used for hosting a limited number of FTP accounts, is scheduled to be upgraded on Monday, July 30th. As a result, account passwords set on the current staging server will need to be reset. If you need to have your password reset, please submit a support request to the Web Publishing team. Read More »
Replication Frequency
Commonspot content replication from authoring to production is now scheduled to run every hour, a change from the long-standing two-hour-interval pattern. Read More »
Commonspot authoring and replication this weekend
The SCU Web site and Commonspot CMS will experience some downtime on Friday, 5/17 and Saturday 5/18, due to the SAN upgrade schedule. We expect the downtime to take place sometime between 7pm Friday and 5am Saturday, with the duration anticipated to be about four hours. Read More »
Title Image Creation Tool

A new tool is available to assist in the creation of title images for templates for users who don't have Adobe Photoshop or prefer not to use it.

The Title Image Creator (commonspot login required) is a web interface in which you can choose a color scheme and enter the desired text, and the title image will be created for you. Right click on the resulting image and save it to your computer, then upload it to the image gallery for use in the template. For more instructions on template creation, click here

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Content Layout Options
The base template in Commonspot includes a Layout element in the center column, with one cell for page content. The initial layout of content within the center column can be changed by adding rows, columns, and modifying the individual cell properties. Read More »
Commonspot authoring server status
A Commonspot patch was scheduled to be applied earlier this morning, and the application of the patch caused the authoring server to block Commonspot login attempts, and produce numerous display errors. Read More »
Google Maps Directions to Campus
A new element is available in Commonspot that will allow visitors to get directions to campus using Google Maps. Read More »
Google Custom Search
The SCU Web site search has been updated to include Google's Custom Search system. We had previously used Google's Public Search system for the SCU site search, which provided access to Google's index of all publicly-accessible servers in the domain. The new Custom Search system allows us to include SCU-related content on external hosts, such as the Santa Clara Broncos and Campus Bookstore Web sites. Read More »
Database Server Maintenance
Maintenance is planned for one of the database servers that is used to supply content for the Web site, on Thursday morning, 4/19 from 5 to 7 am. Read More »
CFMX 7 Update
The ColdfusionMX application server software on the cms and www servers has been updated to the current release, 7.0.2. This update includes a number of security enhancements and bug fixes, and is certified for use with the current Java version running on these systems. Read More »
Looking for help with your Web site?

Send a support request to the SCU Web Publishing team in OMC and Media Services.

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