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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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Video shortcodes in the blog

 The option to include a Vimeo or Youtube video in the blog's text block is now available in the SCM blog. To embed a video, you'd use a shortcode similar to those used in Wordpress.

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Accordion theme added to Blog element

Another new theme has been added to the Blog element to display a list of blog posts using the 'accordion' theme. To use this, edit the Theme setting for your blog and update the Custom Properties for the page to use jQuery (that's in the Settings section of the Custom Properties form).

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Clear cached pages on www

Site administrators can now clear subsite cache on each of the www production servers using this new form: http://cms.scu.edu/clearcache. If your Commonspot ID does not allow you to access this form, or your subsites are not listed, please contact Russ or Brian.

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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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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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Email option

The "email this page" widget, found in the Page Tools element gallery category, has been updated to use the email function supported by ShareThis.  No change is needed if you're already using this element in your site's template or pages.

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Scheduled Elements

A new tutorial page has been added that describes how to use the Schedule/Personalize element.  This is useful for managing content that should be displayed based on specific conditions, such as the day, date, or time of day, page category, or subsite location.

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