Iteration 82

Iteration 82 will run from Oct 25th until nov 14th. Work undertaken includes:

Highlights include:

  • Infrastructure
  • Continued work articles in WMS

summary

type

priority

milestone

pts

status

Regularly purge users in Drupal DBs that do not have AD access

enhancement/new feature

highest

Infrastructure 7.1

5

assigned

Channels tag filter in block configuration fails

bug

highest

Channels 7.1

2

assigned

eCal: topics removed from maps remain published on /study/2016-2017

bug

highest

E-calendar 7.3

2

iteration_backlog

Twitter authentication failing

bug

highest

3rd Party Integration 7.1

2

assigned

Theme changes and errors in RAS

bug

highest

3rd Party Integration 7.1

2

iteration_backlog

Change file attachment links to https in webform-generated emails

bug

highest

Site Management 7.1

1

iteration_backlog

[deployment] Make destiny one hyperlinks use https (October 25)

bug

highest

3rd Party Integration 7.1

0.5

closed

Update uuid

security update

high

Infrastructure 7.1

1

iteration_backlog

update l10n_update module

security update

high

Infrastructure 7.1

1

iteration_backlog

update features_extra module

security update

high

Infrastructure 7.1

1

iteration_backlog

Update node_clone module

security update

high

Infrastructure 7.1

1

iteration_backlog

Optimize Images – Performance

support task

high

Infrastructure 7.1

2

iteration_backlog

[Articles] Initial content-type for blogging

enhancement/new feature

high

WMS Blogging 7.0

2

iteration_backlog

Configure 2 new staging nodes

support task

high

Infra Evergreening 7.1

3

iteration_backlog

[Blogs] Social Media tools

enhancement/new feature

high

WMS Blogging 7.0

1

iteration_backlog

[Blogs] Published Date

enhancement/new feature

high

WMS Blogging 7.0

2

iteration_backlog

Modify staging site scripts to use separate servers

enhancement/new feature

high

Infra Evergreening 7.1

2

iteration_backlog

Upgrade ctools-7.x-1.10 to support php7

bug

high

Custom modules 7.1

1

iteration_backlog

Migrate Trac to dev/QA Jira

bug

high

Infrastructure 7.1

3

iteration_backlog

[Spike] Channels Event Search:

enhancement/new feature

high

Events display 7.1

2

iteration_backlog

Create new training servers

enhancement/new feature

high

Infra Evergreening 7.1

2

iteration_backlog

Remove Dashboard dependency on core search

bug

high

Dashboard 7.1

0.5

iteration_backlog

Investigate search 404 cron job

bug

medium

Infrastructure 7.1

2

iteration_backlog

Cannot redeclare cronic_features_export_options

bug

medium

Infrastructure 7.1

2

iteration_backlog

Unpublished content remains accessible to anonymous users

bug

medium

Site Management 7.1

1

iteration_backlog

Fix notice in mcgill_google_appliance

bug

medium

Infrastructure 7.1

1

iteration_backlog

Fine-tune honeypot rules

support task

medium

Infrastructure 7.1

2

iteration_backlog

Blocks : Urls should wrap in blocks

support task

low

Theme 7.1

0.5

iteration_backlog

Fix campaign tracker notice

bug

low

Infrastructure 7.1

1

iteration_backlog

Fix notice in mcgill_search

bug

low

Infrastructure 7.1

1

iteration_backlog

Delete Profiles Instrument fields

support task

low

Profiles 7.4

1

iteration_backlog

Dashboard Site User Block not populating with content

bug

low

Dashboard 7.1

1

assigned

 

 

What to expect when you’re expecting… a new header

The upcoming header makeover promises to bring a fresh and simplified design to WMS sites, allowing the content to shine through.

What does this mean for your site’s banner image?

The most obvious change is that you won’t see the image in the header anymore. Nevertheless, have no worries if you need to hang on to it. The image will be preserved on your site in a new block labelled the “Header Image” block.

If it’s important to continue displaying the banner image on your site, you’ll be able to display it in a new region called the “Highlighted” region at the very top of the page, i.e., on top of the “Top of page” region.

You’ll find the Highlighted region when you go to the block admin through Structure > Blocks.

Highlighted region

You’ll also find the “Header Image” block if you scroll down to the list of blocks in the “Disabled” section.

Header Image block

To move the block to the Highlighted region, simply configure the block as you normally would. Select the region and then specify the visibility settings. Showing the block only on the <front> page would be recommended – in keeping with the fresh, clean, minimalist vibe – but you can always set the block to show on every page if that’s how you roll.

current header image position

Check out the before and after!

Screen Shot After

If you ever need to change the image, just edit the block as usual. Hover over the top right corner of the block until the contextual menu appears and click “Edit Block”. This means that you’ll have the flexibility to display custom images as you wish and whenever you want.

Header Image block on page

Something to keep in mind if your site has a horizontal menu, is that the very first block listed in the Highlighted region with a View Mode set to “Full” will have no top margin, allowing that block to ‘touch’ the horizontal navigation.

If your block is not flush with the horizontal menu but should be, click “Edit Block” and check the Body of the block in the HTML source view. Remove any <p> tags and click “Save” while still in the HTML source view. This will remove the gap between the block and the menu.

When will the redesigned header be deployed? Keep an eye on the Iteration Updates in the The Beta Blog to see the status of work done by the Web Service Group.

 

 

 

 

 

Iteration 81 – 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 79 – 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.

New fields added to McGill Profiles

You asked, we listened.

Introducing five new fields now available in McGill Profiles!

  • Laboratory
  • Clinical Interests
  • Medical School
  • Residency Training
  • Fellowship Training

McGill Profiles are a fantastic way to showcase the people in your Faculty, Department, or unit, and in response to a need for including information geared toward the medical areas and research in general, these new fields should benefit many sites in the WMS.

Four of the fields are basic fields: Clinical Interests, Medical School, Residency Training, and Fellowship Training.

The Laboratory field however, packs a punch.

Laboratory Filter

Not only is the Laboratory field a filterable field — so your site visitors can easily find people by lab — it can also display the information as a link in the person’s profile.

Laboratory link

To create the link, just make sure to enter the values as HTML when populating the field in the field settings.

For example, enter the values as: <a href=”http://www.mylab.ca”>My Lab</a>

Laboratory field settings

For more detailed instructions on McGill Profiles, see the IT Knowledge Base:

 

Iteration 81

Iteration 81 will run from Oct 4th until Oct 24th. Work undertaken includes:

Highlights include:

  • Visual header deployment
  • New block region
  • Article Content on the WMS

summary

status

type

priority

milestone

pts

Upgrade drupal core to 7.50

closed

support task

highest

Infra Evergreening 7.1

1

Switch destiny one calls to use https

closed

enhancement/new feature

highest

3rd Party Integration 7.1

1

Look for php7 backward-incompatibilities

closed

support task

highest

Infra Evergreening 7.1

1

Template blocks view mode unavailable to non-beta testers

closed

bug

highest

Blocks & Slideshows 7.2

1

[Deploy testing] Header

iteration_backlog

enhancement/new feature

highest

Theme Refresh 7.0

3

Write script to secure DestinyOne hyperlinks in content

closed

bug

highest

3rd Party Integration 7.1

2

Tidy up webform file upload security

closed

security update

highest

Infrastructure 7.1

2

Moriarty : Typographic adjustments

assigned

enhancement/new feature

high

Theme 7.1

3

Filter out inline images in wysiwyg

closed

bug

high

WYSIWYG Feature

1

[Articles] Taxonomy Blocks

closed

enhancement/new feature

high

WMS Blogging 7.0

5

Profiles: create a new filterable field

closed

enhancement/new feature

high

Profiles 7.4

2

Spell checker for wysiwyg

closed

enhancement/new feature

high

WMS Blogging 7.0

2

“Accueil” page improperly labled as “Home” in the vertical nav on /summeracademy

closed

bug

high

Site Management 7.1

2

New filterable field for McGill Profiles requested by /music

closed

enhancement/new feature

high

Profiles 7.4

1

[Spike] – [Blogs] Migrate wordpress publications to the WMS

closed

enhancement/new feature

high

WMS Blogging 7.0

3

eCal: course sets missing from program

closed

bug

high

E-calendar 7.3

2

Presentation Planning

closed

support task

high

Site Management 7.1

3

eCal: course set missing from program

closed

bug

high

E-calendar 7.3

0.5

Profiles: Laboratory facet does not display

closed

bug

high

Profiles 7.4

1

Investigate nested group ldap role mappings

assigned

bug

medium

Site Management 7.1

2

Site Managers unable to configure McGill Talisma Search block on D7 /it

closed

support task

medium

Custom modules 7.1

1

Burger menu does not display correctly on mobile sites with one menu link.

closed

bug

medium

Responsive 7.1

2

Delete Drupal 6 from drupalnodes

closed

support task

medium

Infra Evergreening 7.1

1

Fix superfish notices

closed

bug

medium

Site Management 7.1

1

Errors creating channels events

closed

bug

medium

Channels 7.1

2

Twitter_widgets.js throwing error

closed

support task

medium

Site Management 7.1

1

Map LDAP for AD group to /ugme-edigest

closed

support task

medium

Site Management 7.1

1

Map LDAP for AD group to /pgme

closed

support task

medium

Site Management 7.1

1

Additional block region

assigned

enhancement/new feature

medium

Theme Refresh 7.0

2

Engineering site revisions

iteration_backlog

support task

medium

Site Management 7.1

2

Shutdown /maps

closed

support task

low

Site Management 7.1

0.5

[Dashboard] All blocks are not visible on dash board unless multiple reverts

closed

bug

low

Dashboard 7.1

1

Set up visual diff testing framework

closed

support task

low

Infra Evergreening 7.1

2

 

 

You can quote me on that

A great way to jazz up a page, especially if there’s a lot of text, is to apply a typographic treatment that you’ll probably recognize from magazine layouts, namely, the pull-quote. With a pull-quote, you take an excerpt of a compelling part of the text and set it apart in a contrasting style. This draws the reader’s attention because it makes the page visually interesting and inviting. It’s a simple but effective technique that you’ll find can yield great results.

a pull-quote on a page

This is something that you can easily achieve in the WMS with the “pull-quote” class. All you need to do is locate the portion of text that you want to quote and surround it with a <span> tag that includes the class, like so:

<span class=”pull-quote”>this is the quote</span>

Tips for creating your pull-quote:

  • Keep it short – less is more – it will look more attractive and provide just enough content to draw the reader in
  • Be picky in choosing the piece of text that will most pique the reader’s curiosity
  • Don’t overdo it; depending on the length of the page, one pull-quote can be sufficient to create an impact

 

 

The WMS gets smarter with a new dashboard

A few of the dashboard charts

We’re happy to announce that the new WMS Dashboard has been released in beta! The dashboard provides a one-stop view of site statistics which should allow site managers to more effectively manage their sites. Information displayed in the dashboard includes:

  • A list of all site users and roles
  • A list of translated and untranslated content
  • Links to drafts and recent content
  • Navigation quick links to easily add new blocks, content or files

This is just the beginning

Site managers who have access to the beta tester role can test drive the new dashboard by logging into the site admin and selecting “Dashboard” from the top menu. We’re looking forward to receiving beta tester feedback.

This is one of the many updates that were implemented in our latest iteration. Download the presentation slideshow for iteration 79 to learn about other recently added features and enhancements.

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