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Web Publishing Services


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

  •  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.

  •  Blog system comments form

    Wednesday, Apr. 6, 2011

    The form used for comments in the Commonspot blog element has been revised to more effectively limit html and http references.  In some cases, the comment form has been mis-used to embed spam links in a blog page.

  •  CMS virtualization today

    Tuesday, Apr. 5, 2011

    The last remaining system to be migrated to the virtual environment was the Commonspot authoring server.  That's now completed, and authoring and replication have been re-enabled.

  •  WWW database server issue

    Wednesday, Mar. 9, 2011

    Early this morning, and again between 10 and 10:45 am, we were having trouble with the database server used by Commonspot.  That appears to be resolved now, but the system administrators are closely monitoring the server.

  •  QR Code Generator

    Monday, Mar. 7, 2011

    We've added a QR code utility to the Mobile Project site - this can be used to create a QR code image for a mobile site URL.  It can actually be used to create an image for any URL hosted on, but it's most useful as an easy way for mobile device users to be directed to a specific Web site address.

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