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Webforms and Security: Three things worth repeating

Webforms are among the most powerful tools in the WMS, but with great power comes great responsibility. Here are 3 things to bear in mind when using a webform on your site. 1. It’s never too late to authenticate. Wherever possible require users to sign in – this is your first and best defence against spam. […]

Iteration 87

Iteration 87 will run from Feb 14th until March 3rd. Work undertaken includes: Highlights include: Updating WordPress Maintenance summary status type priority milestone pts Prep for Comms Huddle presentation iteration_backlog support task highest Site Management 7.1 3 Creating pages for UG Skills: – Review requirements of levels, streams, competencies iteration_backlog support task highest Site Management […]

Call ‘em better columns

New updates will soon be rolled out in the WMS to improve column template formatting. The updates will affect all column templates – Two column layout, Three column layout, Four column layout and Five column layout – and will help address a few layout bugs that occur on some WMS sites. A run-down of the […]

Creative Commons image resources

When searching for royalty-free images for your website, a good place to start is to look for images with a Creative Commons license. Types of Creative Commons licenses There are a number of different types of Creative Commons licenses. The type of license assigned to an image identifies how that image can be used — […]

Iteration 86

Iteration 86 will run from Jan 24th until Feb 10th. Work undertaken includes: Highlights include: Planning updating WordPress Maintenance summary status type priority milestone pts Configure new drupalnodes backlog bug highest Infra Evergreening 7.1 1 Engineering: Focus group testing [feb 3rd] backlog support task highest Site Management 7.1 1 eCal: Create new /study/2017-2018 site (Due: […]

Iteration 85 : Review

If you didn’t have a chance to make the latest review meeting discussing our current initiatives. Here are meeting presentation notes. Thanks to all that came and contributed to the ongoing discussion how we can make McGill.ca great. Iteration 85 Review i85

Articles are now beta than evah

The new Article content type is in production and is now available exclusively for Beta Testers to use. Articles can be used to quickly create attractive, well-focused content like news stories, magazine-style articles or blog-like entries that do not necessarily need to be placed in the menu system. Unlike Basic Pages, Articles do not have revisions but can still be […]

Website of the month: Office of the Vice-Principal, Administration and Finance

Since the release of the new template blocks, a number of McGill sites have undergone a layout refresh resulting in improved scannability and visual impact. We picked the latest website to get a facelift, the Office of the Vice-Principal, Administration and Finance, to be January’s website of the month. Home page: After The site had […]

A New Year’s resolution you can stick to? Site content auditing!

Ready or not, it’s a new year and that means new resolutions to get fit, get organized, and get healthy! That goes for websites too. Making sure that your website’s content is robust and in good shape will drive the right kind of traffic to your site. What better way to start the year fresh […]

Engineering a better website for the Faculty of Engineering

What do coffee, the Schulich Library and McGill’s Web Management System (WMS) have in common? If you stopped by the Schulich Library of Physical Sciences, Life Sciences, and Engineering during the December exam period, you might say plenty! We spent the morning of December 8 with the Faculty of Engineering’s site manager in the building lobby […]

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