Watch now! WMS Powertools presentation video

We had a great turnout at the Web Service Group’s December 2016 special presentation where we showcased some of the powerful tools in the Web Management System — tools that allow you to create dynamic websites easily and effectively.

Thanks to all the site managers and editors who came and learned how to harness the power of the WMS — the power to work smarter, not harder!

Wishing everyone a safe and happy holiday season! See you in the new year!

WMS Powertools presentation on YouTube

 

Iteration 84

Iteration 84 will run from Dec 6th until Dec 23rd. Work undertaken includes:

Highlights include:

  • Launch the new Header
  • Article content in the WMS

summary

type

priority

milestone

pts

status

Site config in apache removed when sites deleted in multisite

bug

highest

Orchestration

0.5

closed

Update Drupal to 7.52

security update

highest

Infrastructure 7.1

1

closed

Update ldap module

security update

highest

Infrastructure 7.1

2

closed

[Spike] Propose workflow for important dates – Friday 9th

support task

highest

Site Management 7.1

3

backlog

[Header] Set default moriarty settings with toggle_logo = 0

bug

highest

Theme Refresh 7.0

0.5

closed

[Articles] Initial content-type for blogging

enhancement/new feature

high

WMS Blogging 7.0

2

closed

Create new QA Server

support task

high

Infra Evergreening 7.1

5

backlog

[Spike part 1] Channels Event Search: Prototype

enhancement/new feature

high

Events display 7.1

3

assigned

mcgill_ldap: use server variable for ldap admin password

security update

high

Infrastructure 7.1

2

closed

Feed Aggregator fails to update

bug

high

Site Management 7.1

2

closed

Link fields empty in Edit UI of List and Statement blocks

bug

high

Blocks & Slideshows 7.2

2

assigned

Upgrade to Drupal 7.52

security update

high

Infrastructure 7.1

closed

Site revisions planning with /vpadmin

support task

high

Site Management 7.1

2

backlog

[Spike] Why has McGill University ‘disappeared’ from Google’s search for Canadian universities?

support task

high

SEO 7.0

backlog

Patch relevant block to order by any date field/property

enhancement/new feature

medium

WMS Blogging 7.0

3

assigned

Short code not pulling full URL

bug

medium

E-calendar 7.3

0.5

closed

[Theme] Relevant block

enhancement/new feature

medium

WMS Blogging 7.0

3

assigned

Familiarize with Jira

bug

medium

Jira

5

backlog

Styling the article node type

enhancement/new feature

medium

WMS Blogging 7.0

2

backlog

Usability Testing with Engineering

support task

medium

Site Management 7.1

2

closed

Blog post: Matrix webform component

support task

medium

Documentation

0.5

closed

Investigate numbers in “Filter by Tags” search results on /sis

bug

low

Search 7.2

2

closed

Delete Profiles Instrument fields

support task

low

Profiles 7.4

1

closed

Fine-tune honeypot rules

support task

low

Infrastructure 7.1

2

closed

OSS Site Review

support task

low

Site Management 7.1

1

assigned

[Spike] Site Manager, Editor Role, Site Admin permissions

support task

low

Site Management 7.1

5

backlog

 

 

Power Tools in the WMS: Presentation resources

Power Tools in the WMS

A big thank you to all who attended our second WMS presentation of 2016, “Power Tools: Work smarter not harder”. Resources related to the presentation can be found below.

See you at our next presentation in the new year!

WMS Powertools presentation slides (PDF, 24MB)

IT Knowledge Base articles

Twitter resources at McGill

Below are just a few examples of Twitter feeds produced at McGill. Many more can be found by searching Twitter.

RSS

 

 

RSS Feeds

Many news sites, blogs and journals publish content in RSS format.

Examples:

WMS tips for alpha site managers: Enter the matrix

matrix_component_example

Introducing the newest WMS webform component, the Matrix. This aptly named component can be used to create a matrix of form elements that can include textfields, select options, labels, and/or dates.

The matrix component is useful if you’re looking for a way to group multiple, related fields on a webform. For detailed instructions on how to add a matrix component to a webform, view the Webform component types in the WMS article in the IT Knowledge Base.

Related links:

Blog authors are solely responsible for the content of the blogs listed in the directory. Neither the content of these blogs, nor the links to other web sites, are screened, approved, reviewed or endorsed by McGill University. The text and other material on these blogs are the opinion of the specific author and are not statements of advice, opinion, or information of McGill.