The Commonspot database server will be offline for maintenance for a brief period of time on Wednesday evening, Jan. 14th. We expect the actual outage to be for 15 minutes or less. Commonspot pages will not be served from the cms or www web servers during the outage. Commonspot authoring will be disabled on the cms server between 9 and 11pm on Wednesday, to avoid interference with the database server maintenance process.
The text editor used in the Event Calendar, Survey system, and Blog element now includes a new toolbar icon to paste content copied from Word. Use this to clean up the excess HTML that Word applies before when copying/pasting content in the text editor.
Have you encountered this problem? You've made a change to the navigation menu in your site's template, but you don't see that change reflected on one or more pages in your site. This usually results from page-level edits interfering with the ability of that page to inherit template-based changes. A Step-By-Step Guide page has been added that describes how this problem can be corrected.
The Commonspot Help page on the Web Publishing site includes a link to the full documentation for Commonspot provided by Paperthin. This comprehensive document describes the delivered functionality in Commonspot version 4.6 - it won't document custom elements within our installation, such as the blog, survey manager, event calendar, or phonebook elements, but does cover the basic functions of the content management system. You'll need to login to Commonspot to view this PDF.
A new system is available to manage scheduled hours of operation for SCU offices, service points, buildings, and office hours for individuals. Two custom elements are also available for display of hours schedules within a Commonspot page. Read the tutorial page in the Web Publishing site for more information.