If you work within Sitecore, SMU’s Content Management System for the web, you’ve probably heard about new design templates being designed and implemented across all SMU web pages to improve the look and feel of our web presence as well as improving accessibility for those using assistive technologies. We’d like to provide you with an update on how the conversion to these new “Cornerstone” templates is going! Continue reading Setting the Cornerstone: Sitecore Design Upgrades Continue
With Sitecore being the official web tool for the campus, we want it to not only be a success for the University but using it to be successful for you too. OIT provides regular training classes, webinars, and SMU-specific documentation for using Sitecore. Beyond that, we offer several Sitecore Clinics, walk-in sessions where users can get their questions answers, and Individual Instruction, where users can get personal assistance with using features and forms. Continue reading Making Sitecore Approachable with Individual Instruction
Managing the underlying systems to keep SMU’s web presence healthy is no simple task. OIT’s Web Application Services Team works to keep the website accessible, reliable, and visually appealing. Over the past few months, great progress has taken place on several fronts for the web team. Let’s go over their great work!
You never know when the writing bug will hit you. When inspiration strikes and you’ve just got to get your words out to the world, you have lots of options. You could stick to social media, or you could create your own website to publicize your writing. When creating your own site, things get even more complicated. Choosing web hosting plans, figuring out which blog software to use, and maintaining it all can get frustrating and overwhelming if all you want to do is create. Thankfully, if you’re wanting to dip your toes into the blogging world, we can help!
Our cloud WordPress vendor, CampusPress, does not support Gravity Forms. While some forms created before the migration are working, many do not. Due to our WordPress instance being hosted in the cloud, Gravity Forms is no longer supporting forms created using their plugin and we are left with no other choice but to move to a different forms processor. Fortunately, CampusPress has a solution freely available called Formidable Forms. Formidable is similar to Gravity Forms but, unlike Gravity Forms, has the benefit of being stable in the current WordPress environment and is fully supported by CampusPress.
We have audited our blog system and have compiled a list of sites using Gravity Forms – many being inactive or have failed to be updated within the past two years. For those sites with inactive forms, Continue reading WordPress Blog Forms Moving to Formidable Forms