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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.

 
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Video shortcodes in the blog

 The option to include a Vimeo or Youtube video in the blog's text block is now available in the SCM blog. To embed a video, you'd use a shortcode similar to those used in Wordpress.

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Accordion theme added to Blog element

Another new theme has been added to the Blog element to display a list of blog posts using the 'accordion' theme. To use this, edit the Theme setting for your blog and update the Custom Properties for the page to use jQuery (that's in the Settings section of the Custom Properties form).

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Clear cached pages on www

Site administrators can now clear subsite cache on each of the www production servers using this new form: http://cms.scu.edu/clearcache. If your Commonspot ID does not allow you to access this form, or your subsites are not listed, please contact Russ or Brian.

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HTML Email theme added to Blog element

 You can now include blog posts in the HTML Email template by setting the blog theme to "HTML Email". This setting will depend on your blog being configured to group blog posts by publication. This theme will display any featured blog post in the publication, or the most recent blog post as a main feature, with the remaining posts listed below.

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Mailto links post-Groupwise

You may notice some links to email addresses (those using the mailto: prefix) using Groupwise as the default email client in your web browser. Here are instructions for changing this to use GMail: http://support.google.com/mail/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=10966

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Survey start and end dates and times

 The survey form can now be configured to set a start and end time along with the date.

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Lightbox Display

A new element has been added to the Content Well category which can be used to add a Lightbox display view to content linked from a Commonspot page. To use this element, add the “lightbox” style class to any element that contains links to content you want displayed in this manner, and then add and configure the Lightbox Display element on that page.

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Flickr Gallery

The blog system now includes the capability of displaying video hosted on Vimeo and image sets on Flickr. To include either, use the New Blog Post form and add the Vimeo or Flickr set URL to the Images/Media section.

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Commonspot 6 and Firefox

The new version of Commonspot is not compatible with Firefox 11. If you are encountering bugs when using FIrefox 11 in a Commonspot authoring session, we recommend installing Firefox 10 ESR. This version of Firefox will be compatible with the current and future releases of Commonspot.

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Replication schedule - another update

The hourly schedule for replication has been revised again. Here's where it stands now:

Replication starts on the hour, between 6am and 8pm.

Replication packets are applied on the www servers between 10 and 15 minutes past the hour.

So when your content is published on the authoring server, expect to see it on the www servers by 15 minutes past the next hour.

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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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