Extra Extra! Tweet all about it!

Site Managers who want to display a Twitter feed on their site can use the Twitter Pull feature to create a block that will display an embedded timeline of tweets.

Note: This feature is available to Site Managers with the Beta Tester role. However, even with the role in place, if you would like to start using the Twitter functionality on your site, you must first submit a request to the IT Service Desk. This only needs to be done once. In order for the Twitter module to work on your site, CCS must first authenticate your site and this will allow you to pull in tweets from Twitter.

The feed can display tweets associated with:

  • an account
  • one or more hashtags
  • one or more search terms

Create the Twitter Block

  1. Click Add block on the shortcuts menu
  2. Click to select Twitter Pull  

Screen shot of admin interface to add Twitter Pull

3. The following fields will be available for you to fill out:

Screenshot of admin interface to populate Twitter Pull fields

  • Label: Enter the name of the block that will appear on the Block Administration page.
  • Title (optional): Enter a title for the block.
  • Options:
    • Twitter Key:  Enter one type of key in this field:
      • Username: Only one username can be entered per feed, e.g., @McGillU. If more than one feed is desired, create another block.
      • Hashtags: Multiple hashtags separated by a comma can be entered. However, the feed will only display tweets containing ALL the hashtags specified. Tweets containing only one or some of the hashtags will be excluded.
      • Search keywords: Keywords separated by a comma can be entered. However, the feed will only display tweets containing ALL the keywords specified. Tweets containing only one or some of the keywords will be excluded.

Note: Only one type of key can be entered in this field. Do not combine different types of keys. For example, do not enter a username and hashtags in the same field. Create separate blocks if you want to display feeds reflecting more than one type of key.

    • Number of items: Select the maximum number of tweets that you want displayed in the block. Note: The number of tweets actually displayed may be less than the number selected, but will never be more than the number selected. This is because the count includes any retweets (that do not get displayed) and any tweets that may have been suspended or deleted. Workaround to display retweets: instead of simply clicking the button to retweet, use the “quote tweet” option instead to add a comment about the tweet such as “A must read!” or something appropriate to the context. This creates the tweet from your account so that it will display in the feed.
  • View Mode: Selecting Full, Half, or Third width will yield the same result.  Tokens mode should not be used.

4. Click Save.

Configure the Twitter Block

To place the block on your page, from the Administration toolbar, click Structure > Blocks. Follow the instructions on configuring a block in the WMS.

Then go to the page where you placed your Twitter block and you should see the timeline of Tweets.

Screenshot of a Twitter block

Edit/Delete the Twitter Block

  1. Go to the page where you placed the block and hover over the top right corner until the gear icon appears and click Edit Block.

Screenshot of admin interface to edit block

2. Make your changes and click Save when you are done.

 

Iteration 74

Iteration 74 will run from April 26th until may 15th. Work undertaken includes:

summary

priority

type

milestone

sp

us

migrate /channels to D7

highest

bug

D7 – Data Migration

3

iteration_backlog

Menu not displaying on mobile for /ruis and /ruischronicpain

highest

bug

Responsive 7.1

2

iteration_backlog

Caps: restrict admin pages for anonymous

highest

bug

Custom modules 7.1

2

new

Code review on UGA

highest

support task

3rd Party Integration 7.1

1

assigned

Remove email function from forward module

highest

bug

Infrastructure 7.1

1

iteration_backlog

Position of Top of Page region

high

enhancement/new feature

Blocks & Slideshows 7.1

1

iteration_backlog

Increase character limit for headlines on channel news items on /newsroom

high

enhancement/new feature

Channels 7.1

1

assigned

eCal: Include 500-level courses in both UG and GR filter results

high

bug

E-calendar 7.3

3

iteration_backlog

Update Headway Logo

high

bug

WordPress 3.0

1

iteration_backlog

eCal: solr search results missing fields

high

bug

E-calendar 7.3

2

iteration_backlog

eCal: solr search results “information” filter content incorrectly

high

bug

E-calendar 7.3

3

iteration_backlog

eCal: solr search results for Programs display Banner code vs. program title

high

bug

E-calendar 7.3

2

iteration_backlog

Search: *Styling* Courses and Programs in a Solr block

high

enhancement/new feature

Search 7.2

2

iteration_backlog

Calendar: Search

high

enhancement/new feature

Events display 7.1

5

assigned

Update Features module

high

security update

Infrastructure 7.1

2

iteration_backlog

Update field_group module

high

security update

Infrastructure 7.1

1

assigned

Update search_api

high

security update

Infrastructure 7.1

3

iteration_backlog

Code review on /seedsofchange

high

support task

3rd Party Integration 7.1

1

assigned

McGill Search: More than one word in quotes turns up no results in local search

medium

bug

Search 7.2

3

iteration_backlog

Add Instagram to the WMS social media block

medium

enhancement/new feature

3rd Party Integration 7.1

1

iteration_backlog

Adjust layout of lab card poster theme for /ehs

medium

support task

Custom modules 7.1

2

iteration_backlog

Review and revise the stop words used on Destiny One

medium

bug

Search 7.2

0.5

iteration_backlog

Bean: Create Basic Bean block type to replace D7 standard custom blocks.

medium

enhancement/new feature

Block templates

2

iteration_backlog

Evaluate Jira

medium

support task

Infrastructure 7.1

2

iteration_backlog

Channels News item – make sticky to top

medium

enhancement/new feature

Channels 7.1

1

new

Allow Formatting of additional Profile text areas

low

enhancement/new feature

Profiles 7.4

2

iteration_backlog

Service Status icons do not update only on /it front page service status block

low

bug

Custom modules 7.1

2

iteration_backlog

Pathologic documentation and investigation

low

support task

Site Management 7.1

3

iteration_backlog

Twitter module: tweets displayed

low

bug

Site Management 7.1

2

iteration_backlog

Sidebar blocks on ‘View More’ channels pages distort layout of the body

low

bug

Theme 7.1

2

iteration_backlog

Failure to import Channels news item on /medicine

low

bug

Channels 7.1

2

iteration_backlog

Remove references to mediafront

low

bug

3

iteration_backlog

Translations: Gather all missing translations

low

support task

Translation 7.1

3

iteration_backlog

 

 

 

Get on the list

Present an attractively formatted list of links to your site visitors with the new McGill List block template.

The List block template is part of a collection of new template blocks currently in development. The new blocks are available to Site Managers who belong to the Beta Tester group.

The blocks are available in full, half and third widths and display:

  • An image
  • Title
  • Description text
  •  A list of links

To create a Call-to-action block on your site:

  1. From the shortcut bar, click “Add block”
  2. Click “McGill List”Fill out the form fields to:
    • Give your block a label
    • Add an image, title and description text
    • Create your list of links by adding titles and URLs under “Links”
  3. Click “Save”
  4. To place the block on your page(s), follow the instructions in the IT Knowledge Base for configuring the block.

Pro tip: Use consistent image ratios when cropping your images to ensure your blocks line up nicely when displayed at half and third width.

list-blog-post

List blocks examples

 

Time for action!

Call to action block examples

Call to action block examples

Grab the attention of your site visitors with the new McGill Call to action block template.

The Call-to-action block template is part of a collection of new template blocks currently in development. The new blocks are available to Site Managers who belong to the Beta Tester group.

The blocks are available in full, half and third widths and display:

  • An image
  • Title
  • Description text
  • A call to action formatted as a red button

To create a Call-to-action block on your site:

  1. From the shortcut bar, click “Add block”
  2. Click “McGill call to action”
  3. Fill out the form fields to:
    • Give your block a label
    • Add an image, title and description text
    • Create your button by adding a button “Title” and “URL” under “Link”
  4. Click “Save”
  5. To place the block on your page(s), follow the instructions in the IT Knowledge Base for configuring the block

Pro tip: Use consistent image ratios when cropping your images to ensure your blocks line up nicely when displayed at half and third width.

Make a statement

The McGill Statement block is part of a collection of new template blocks currently in development. The new blocks are available to Site Managers who belong to the Beta Tester group.

McGill Statement blocks allow you to create graphic blocks with overlaid text and links. The layout of the blocks can be easily adjusted using various pre-set widths.

Creating McGill Statement blocks

  1. From the shortcut bar, click Add blockImage: Add block and McGill Statement
  2. Click, McGill Statement
  3. Fill out the following:
    Image: Form fields
    Label
    : Enter the name of the block that will appear on the Block Administration page. This name will not be visible to viewers.
    Title (optional): The title will be visible to viewers and appears above the block.
    Image: Upload the image you wish to use for this block. Expert tip: Using images of similar ratio will ensure that your Half and Third blocks align nicely beside each
    other.View Mode: There are 3 options to choose from:

    • Full: Spans the full width of the region where the block is placed; recommended block regions to use are: Top of content, Bottom of content, Top of page, or Bottom of page.
      Image: Full width
    • Half: Spans half the region where the block is placed; similar to the block class “half-width” that takes up the left half width of the region.
      The next “Half” block added to that region will take up the right half width. If you have several “Half” blocks within the region, they will alternate between left and right columns.
      Image: Half blocks
    • Third: Spans one-third of the region where the block is placed; similar to the block class “third-width” for a block that takes up the left one-third width of the region.
      Consecutive third-width blocks added to the region will be sequentially added from left to right.
      Note: The “Tokens” view mode should be ignored and should not be used.Image: Third widthImage: Row of third width blocks

    Read More Link: Enter a title and URL. Multiple links can be added, however, it is recommended to keep links to a minimum. These will appear in a semi-transparent overlay on desktop computers and over a solid background on mobile devices.
    Body: Enter content that will appear in a semi-transparent overlay on desktop and over a solid background on mobile.

    Image: Body text and read more link

    • For Full and Half View Mode, the content will display on the lower left side of the image.
    • For Third View Mode, content will display across the bottom of the image.Note: Keep the View Mode in mind when deciding on the amount of content to include. Also take into account the size and composition of the image since part of the image may be obscured.
  4. When you are done, click Save.
  5. To place the block on your page(s), follow the instructions in the IT Knowledge Base for configuring the block.
    Image: Edit or configure block

Editing/deleting McGill Statement Blocks

  1. Go to the page where you have placed the block.
  2. Hover over the top right hand corner of the block and the gear icon will appear
  3. Click Edit Block

Image: Edit or delete block
On the next page select Edit Block to edit the block. Click Save when you are done.

If you wish to delete the block, select Delete Block and on the next page, click Delete.

Iteration 73

Iteration 73 will run from April 4th until April 25th. Work undertaken includes:

summary

type

priority

milestone

sp

status

Import Banner course and programs to /study/2016-2017

support task

highest

E-calendar 7.3

1

Closed

Disconnect /aoc from /channels

support task

highest

D7 – Data Migration

3

Closed

eCal: Include 500-level courses in both UG and GR filter results

bug

highest

E-calendar 7.3

3

Bigger than planned

eCal: Program content is duplicated

bug

highest

E-calendar 7.3

3

Closed

Solr indices not replicated to websearch2

support task

high

Infrastructure 7.1

3

Closed

Search integration for SCS/Destiny One

enhancement/new feature

high

Search 7.2

5

Closed

Reconfigure the order and included fields in Role Profiles and Generic Job Descriptions

bug

high

Custom modules 7.1

3

Closed

Fix Medicine block widths

enhancement/new feature

high

Theme 7.1

3

Closed

Fix d7 channels hub api to not save teaser in the summary field

bug

high

D7 – Data Migration

3

Closed

D7 channels hub views fixes

bug

high

D7 – Data Migration

3

Closed

Create replacement Calendar for /music

enhancement/new feature

high

Site Management 7.1

3

assigned

JS error for super fish mega menu

bug

high

Site Management 7.1

0.5

Closed

Prep for : How to make attractive web pages in the wms

support task

high

Documentation

5

Closed

migrate /channels to D7

bug

medium

D7 – Data Migration

3

Moved

Update superfish to latest version – deploy March 6th

security update

medium

Infrastructure 7.1

2

Closed

Search: highlight Courses and Programs in a Solr block

enhancement/new feature

medium

Search 7.2

5

Closed

Remove /node from sites

enhancement/new feature

medium

Infrastructure 7.1

1

Closed

Menu not displaying on mobile for /ruis and /ruischronicpain

bug

medium

Responsive 7.1

2

iteration_backlog

Ecal translations for search facets on fr/search/all

bug

medium

E-calendar 7.3

2

Closed

CaPS: Add a new taxonomy term

support task

medium

Custom modules 7.1

2

Closed

Floating images with borders increases line spacing of surrounding text

bug

low

Site Management 7.1

1

Closed

Investigate webform failure to capture email addresses

bug

low

Site Management 7.1

2

Moved

Failure to import Channels news item on /medicine

bug

low

Channels 7.1

2

Moved

Disable commerce module on /macdonald

support task

low

Custom modules 7.1

1

Closed

 

 

 

Chart is incomplete total points closed is 56

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