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Web Publishing Services


Updates on new projects, issues in progress, services, and general Web Publishing information

  •  404 page now includes Google search widget

    Friday, Jan. 16, 2009
    A widget provided by Google has been added to the www web server's 404 (file not found) page - it takes the URL for the requested page and suggests close matches or alternate links, rather than simply indicate that the page doesn't exist
  •  Email requests for account information

    Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009

    Several people have reported receiving email requests for SCU id and password information for email accounts, with the message indicating that the request is from "".  This is scam attempt - if you have received an email message with the subject line "VERIFY YOUR EMAIL ACCOUNT" requesting that you reply with your account information, do not reply.  As a general rule, you should never send information of this type via email.  SCU online systems do not send requests of this type via email, and any other legitimate secure site would also not ask for password information to be sent in an email message.

  •  Commonspot database outage Wednesday 1/14

    Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2009

    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.

  •  Content copied from Word

    Friday, Dec. 19, 2008
    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.
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  •  About Template Inheritance

    Friday, Dec. 12, 2008
    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.
  •  Commonspot Session Timeout

    Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2008
    The timeout for inactive sessions has been extended to 30 minutes. After a half-hour of inactivity, you'll be logged out of Commonspot.
  •  Commonspot Contributor Guide

    Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2008
    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.
  •  Hours Schedule Manager

    Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2008

    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.

  •  Introduction to Commonspot 5

    Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2008
    The next release of Commonspot will introduce changes to the system's interface. We've put together a few documents that compare the current system with Commonspot 5.
  •  Campus Map Updated

    Thursday, Sep. 11, 2008
    The images in the Web version of the campus map have been updated. The Phonebook database is also in the process of being updated to reflect moves of departments to new locations on campus.
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