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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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Web Publishing News

Facebook Like Box available

A Commonspot element is now available to add a Facebook Like Box to a page.  The Llke Box requires the URL for a Facebook page, and includes the "like" button, a list of posts to your FB page, and profile images for fans of your page.  You'll find this new element in the Page Tools element gallery category.

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Blog system updates

The blog settings and post forms include a few new fields.  You can now set an image path for the blog int the Settings form. The image will be included in the blog's RSS feed and can optionally be displayed in the right column in the blog display.  The settings form also includes a field for a Feedburner feed name.  Configuring a feed name here allows you to select the Feedburner subscription form to be displayed in the right column of a blog display page.

The blog post form now includes a field for a category name.  This will supplement tags as a way of describing and organizing blog posts.

These changes are described further in the Blog Manager help page.

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Flickr slideshow element now supports Lightbox

An additional display mode is now available in the Flickr Slideshow element - you can switch from the standard embedded Flash player to a Lightbox viewer. See the tutorial page for examples.

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Social Media Options

A page has been added to the Web Publishing site where we've assembled the various elements available to Commonspot sites for social media integration, including Facebook 'like' and 'share' buttons, the 'ShareThis' widget, and a Twitter Profile widget.

 

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RSS Aggregator

The RSS elements available for the content well and right column now support including more than one RSS feed.  Blog posts from multiple sources can be combined in a single display, organized by publication date.

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Post upgrade - clearing browser cache

The Commonspot 5.1 upgrade includes some fixes for web browser conflicts when using Commonspot for authoring.  Web browsers may retain cached versions of some of the upgraded javascript files in the upgrade, and so it's recommended that you clear the browser cache.

(from Paperthin's upgrade documentation)

For supported versions of Mozilla Firefox, you can access these options through Tools -> Clear Private Data or Tools -> Options -> Privacy.  Review browser Help for more information.

For Microsoft Internet Explorer 8, click F12 -> Cache -> Clear Browser Cache or click Internet Options -> General ->Settings ->View Files -> Delete .js and .css files  Note: For IE8 CTRL-R will not clear .js or .css files.

For Microsoft Internet Explorer 7, use CTRL-F5 or click Tools -> Internet Options.  Under the General tab - Browsing History, click Delete. Review browser Help for more information.

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Commonspot 5.1 upgrade Wednesday AM

We're installing the Commonspot 5.1 service pack 1 on the cms server this morning.  Authoring will be offline briefly, and there will likely be some delays in Commonspot replication during the morning hours.  Updates will be posted on this blog.

Update 8:28 am: The upgrade has been installed on the cms server, and authoring has been restored.  We're now beginning the upgrade process on the production servers.

Update 9:37 am: The www servers are now upgraded to CS 5.1 SP1, replication has been tested successfully and it is back on the hourly schedule.

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Missing Commonspot menus

We've had a few reports of problems with Commonspot pages that aren't displaying the menus associated with the main toolbar (Tools & Information, Page VIew, Properties).  This can occur when a page cache file is not completely assembled.  To fix this, you'll need to clear the subsite cache using the Subsite Administration forms on the cms server:

[your subsite path]/admin.cfm

Expand "Subsite Properties" and click the 'configure subsite properties" link, expand the "Caching" section, and then click the Clear Cache button.

If you then refresh your view of the page that had been missing the menus, they'll be available.

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'ShareThis' widget added
A new custom element is available that can be used to include the "ShareThis" widget on any Commonspot page. Read More »
Commonspot page properties form changes

Some of the fields have been removed from the form used to create a new page, or edit existing page properties.

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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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