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“Beta” blocks are now out of the blocks!

We’re happy to announce the much-anticipated release of the new Template blocks that have been in beta. These new blocks are now available to all site managers: Call to action block List block Twitter block Standard block Statement blocks will remain in beta while we iron out a few rough edges. The Statement blocks will [...]

Iteration 80

Iteration 80 will run from Sept 13th until Oct 3rd. Work undertaken includes: Highlights include: Visual header improvements Blocks that display tagged content Typographic adjustments Videos in Channels summary status type priority milestone pts Upgrade drupal core to 7.50 iteration_backlog support task highest Infra Evergreening 7.1 2 Deploy Event Channel Search on /music iteration_backlog support [...]

Another tasty menu update

Here’s a little pre-weekend prezzie for all site managers! We just rolled out a small back-end menu update that should make site maintenance a little easier for you: you now have the ability to switch your main navigation from horizontal to vertical and vice versa. In the past, site managers who have wished to change [...]

Iteration 79

Iteration 79 will run from August 23rd until Sept 13th. Work undertaken includes: summary type priority milestone pts status CRON: Performance support task highest Search 7.2 5 closed Configure 4 new drupal nodes support task highest Infra Evergreening 7.1 5 closed Spike: Visual refresh header enhancement/new feature high Theme Refresh 7.0 5 Bigger than planned [...]

Check out our delicious new menu design

Those of you who keep a close eye on McGill’s websites may have noticed a recent style update in the WMS, vertical menus have undergone a refresh and now display a new cleaner, lighter and easier-to-navigate design. Site visitors are now presented with a first-level vertical menu with grey text on a white background — [...]

Should I use node numbers to link to content?

Nope. Well, it depends. Drupal at its core, is built on the concept of nodes and each node has an ID. Nodes can be accessed via the URL, e.g., www.example.com/node/2315 may work but may not always be the right solution. You can find the node URL when editing a node: hover over the ‘New draft’ [...]

Iteration 78

Iteration 78 will run from July 26th until August 18th. Work undertaken includes: summary type priority milestone storypoints status Decommission People pages end of July support task highest Profiles 7.4 2 closed Enable DestinyOne on Continuing studies [July  27 - 9am] support task highest 0.5 closed Update entity_translation security update highest Infrastructure 7.1 2 closed [...]

5 template block tips for alpha site managers

1. Keep page load times to a minimum Don’t make your visitors wait for a heavy page to load! When adding beta blocks to your webpages, remember that too many images can result in slower load times for your site visitors. Try to find a good balance between creating a page that is visually engaging, [...]

UPDATED – Psst! What’s a Standard Block?

Intrepid Beta Testers may have noticed something new in their list of blocks called the “Standard Block.” If you’ve been wondering what this is, The Beta Blog is where you’ll find the latest scoop! Currently, you create a regular block by going to Structure > Blocks > Add block. With the intro of the Standard [...]

Iteration I77

Iteration 77 will run from June 30th until July 22nd. Work undertaken includes: summary type priority milestone storypoints status eCal: Course sets missing from programs on /study/2016-2017 bug highest E-calendar 7.3 2 closed db servers over capacity bug highest 3 closed Translation of block titles and block content unavailable enhancement/new feature high Translation 7.1 3 [...]

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