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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

'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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Image source files available
Photoshop source files are now available for creating subsite banner images and right column widgets. Read More »
Profile manager and new elements
The Profile Manager is now available for adding and editing Commonspot profiles, and the Element Gallery includes two new elements for displaying profiles in a page. Read More »
Blog post status options added
The blog system now includes options for setting a status for individual blog posts. The options are "published", "pending review", and "draft". Read More »
Profile Transitions in Progress

Site administrators who have used the Profile element have started reviewing proflle content prior to our transition to the new Profile system.  If you haven't yet reviewed your profiles, please visit the Profile Transition page.  This will list any profiles that you can author, and allow you to decide whether to keep or delete each profile.

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Captcha control updated

The 'captcha' image control used in many online forms in Commonspot has been updated to enhance accessibility.  The 'recaptcha' system is available to users who aren't able to read the image text.

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Update to 'captcha' image in forms

If you're using the survey, blog, event rsvp, simple form, or other elements that permit users to submit form data, you may notice a change in the appearance of the 'captcha' image - that's the image with random text that we use to ensure that the form is not submitted via an automated process.  The new image and its related validation routine have enhanced security, compared to the original version.

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Non-standard characters in image file names

When uploading an image file to Commonspot, try to avoid file names that include characters such as accents, apostrophe, and commas.  Commonspot won't provide a warning about the file name (that should be fixed in the next release), but it will cause problems in the replication process.  If you rename the file on your local system prior to uploading it, removing any non-standard characters, that will avoid the replication problems.

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Using filters to select element data

The Profile element, and a few others in Commonspot, allow you to re-use existing content in other pages by selecting data with a custom filter.  Find out more about using filters to select data for display in this overview and tutorial.

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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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