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Support for Web publishing at Santa Clara University is provided by the Office of Marketing and Communications, Information Services, the Webmaster and Web Applications Developer in the Media Services department, and system and network administrators in the Information Technology department.

 
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Survey start and end dates and times

 The survey form can now be configured to set a start and end time along with the date.

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Lightbox Display

A new element has been added to the Content Well category which can be used to add a Lightbox display view to content linked from a Commonspot page. To use this element, add the “lightbox” style class to any element that contains links to content you want displayed in this manner, and then add and configure the Lightbox Display element on that page.

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Flickr Gallery

The blog system now includes the capability of displaying video hosted on Vimeo and image sets on Flickr. To include either, use the New Blog Post form and add the Vimeo or Flickr set URL to the Images/Media section.

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Commonspot 6 and Firefox

The new version of Commonspot is not compatible with Firefox 11. If you are encountering bugs when using FIrefox 11 in a Commonspot authoring session, we recommend installing Firefox 10 ESR. This version of Firefox will be compatible with the current and future releases of Commonspot.

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Replication schedule - another update

The hourly schedule for replication has been revised again. Here's where it stands now:

Replication starts on the hour, between 6am and 8pm.

Replication packets are applied on the www servers between 10 and 15 minutes past the hour.

So when your content is published on the authoring server, expect to see it on the www servers by 15 minutes past the next hour.

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Replication schedule updated

We're now running on the same schedule that was in place prior to the Commonspot 6 upgrade. It runs daily on an hourly schedule starting at 6 am and ending at 8 pm.

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Commonspot 6 service pack installed

Our Commonspot installation was updated on Tuesday morning. This package included a number of bug fixes, and enabled support for Firefox 10 ESR.  This "extended support release" for Firefox is the version that will be supported in Commonspot for the next year, and will be maintained in a stable state by Mozilla.

Other versions of Firefox will update automatically, and will likely have conflicts with Commonspot's authoring interface. If you're using Firefox for Commonspot authoring, we recommend installing Firefox 10 ESR.

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Commonspot authoring offline on Monday March 26 at 5pm

We will begin preparing the servers for the Coldfusion 9 and Commonspot 6 upgrade beginning at 5pm on Monday, March 26th. At that time, authoring access to the cms server will be turned off, and we will run a final replication to the www servers. Authoring will be re-enabled during the day on Tuesday, when all four of the staging and production servers have been upgraded. Plan ahead! If you have anything that needs to be online on Tuesday, make sure you have that published before 5pm on Monday.

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Linkedin and Google +1 sharing

We've added two new widgets to the Page Tools element gallery categor; a Linkedin Share button, and a Google +1 button. You can use these on any page or template - if you're using the blog system and have configured your blog to use the "Share This" buttons, these two new options will be included automatically.

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Commonspot upgrade scheduled for March 27

The long-awaited upgrade to Commonspot 6 will be happening on Tuesday, March 27. In advance of this change, please review the Introduction to Commonspot 6 web site.

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Looking for help with your Web site?

Send a support request to the SCU Web Publishing team in OMC and Media Services.

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