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Web Publishing

Web Publishing Services


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

  •  Picasa Slideshow Element

    Friday, Jan. 20, 2012

    A new element has been added to the Content Well element gallery category.  If you have public images in a Picasa album, you can use this element to display the album as a slideshow in a Commonspot page.

  •  A few Commonspot blog updates

    Monday, Nov. 14, 2011

    The interface to the Commonspot Blog Manager has been updated, allowing for more space to display the text editor.  The editor's toolbar includes a few more options (indent/outdent/table), and the summary text field will display the character count when entering text.

  •  Twitter widget now supports hashtags

    Monday, Nov. 14, 2011

    The Twitter widget can now be used to display content based on a search keyword or hashtag, along with Twitter profile content.

  •  Embedding a form created in Google Docs

    Tuesday, Sep. 20, 2011

    A new element has been added that will allow you to embed a form created in Google Docs within a Commonspot page.  The element requires a form ID, which is provided by Google in the embed HTML code, and has optional height and width configuration settings.  Look for the "Google Docs Form" element in the Content Well element gallery category.

  •  SCU Experience Videos

    Tuesday, Sep. 20, 2011

    The videos displayed in the SCU home page "SCU Experience" presentation are available to use individually within a Commonspot page. Use the form on this page to preview videos and copy the video URL.  Then add the Media Player element to a page, and set it to use the URL for the selected video.

  •  Linking to the SCU Phonebook

    Tuesday, Jul. 12, 2011

    As an alternative to using 'mailto' links for individuals, you can direct readers to the directory page for anyone in the SCU Phonebook just by adding the person's name to the Phonebook URL:


    This will also work for department names, as in this example:

  •  Video and Audio player updated

    Friday, Jun. 24, 2011

    The Media Player element has been updated to support additional audio and video file formats, and now includes an option to display the player using HTML5 in systems without support for Flash.

  •  Email option

    Wednesday, Jun. 22, 2011

    The "email this page" widget, found in the Page Tools element gallery category, has been updated to use the email function supported by ShareThis.  No change is needed if you're already using this element in your site's template or pages.

  •  Blog Post Link Style

    Wednesday, Jun. 15, 2011

    The blog display element includes a new configuration option allowing you to present more descriptive links to blog posts.  This can aid in search engine indexing of page content.  To enable this setting, look for the Blog Post Link Style options in the blog element's Configuration panel.

  •  Disqus comment system

    Monday, May. 23, 2011

    You can now use Disqus as an alternate to the built-in blog comment system.  Disqus includes some additional features that you may find useful.  To switch to Disqus comments, create a  Disqus account and enter your account name in your blog's settings form.

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