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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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Rounded Corners
A new formatting option is available for text blocks in Commonspot pages - the "rounded corners" rendering option is described in detail in a Commonspot Step-by-Step guide. Read More »
Post-upgrade Commonspot issues
We have been able to complete the upgrade on all production servers, and content replication is current as of 12:30 pm today. Some issues remain for Commonspot authoring; there are problems with the edit and delete options for some elements, and editing elements that are placed "below the fold" in a browser window can be problematic. Developers at Paperthin are testing these issues on our site, and we hope to resolve them soon. Site performance continues to be uneven, as page cache files are rebuilt. This issue should gradually become less noticeable as the collection of site cache files is updated via page requests. Read More »
Commonspot 4.6 SP2 upgrade
We plan to install the most recent upgrade to Commonspot, Service Pack 2 for version 4.6, on Wednesday, September 6 starting at 9am. The installation process will require that we disable authoring access to Commonspot for an hour or so. Barring any surprises during the installation, we would expect that authoring access would be restored by noon on Wednesday. Read More »
Labor Day Weekend Replication Schedule
Replication will be running on an abbreviated schedule over the holiday weekend. It's scheduled to run at 7:15 am, 1:15pm and 5:15pm. We have experienced numerous replication errors during the week, and by going to a more compact schedule, we will minimize the possibility of a failed replication disabling the SCU Web site during off-peak hours, and during a time when server administrative support is not readily available. We are working with developers at Paperthin to resolve the recurring problems with replication. Read More »
Blog Custom Elements
Following some testing and modifications to the redesigned blog custom element, we've added documentation of the Blog and Blog Feature elements to the Web Publishing site. Read More »
Replication schedule status
Following a replication error this afternoon, we have turned off the regularly scheduled replication cycle. A site-wide database error was introduced in the 1:15pm replication, and we will need to identify and correct the cause of the error before replication runs again. We anticipate having replication restored by late Thursday morning. Read More »
Replication Status Page

A new replication status page has been created that allows you to see the real time status of the Commonspot replication process. The status page can be found at:

The status page will indicate whether replication is in progress, if any errors were experienced recently, or when the last successful replication ran.

Replication is the automated process that copies content from the authoring (cms) server to the production (www) servers. Included in the status page is an in depth explanation of replication and the server setup, as well as some troubleshooting tips and how to know when to expect your content to replicate.

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Profile Element Feature
A new rendering option has been added to the Profile element; you can now display a profile as a content well feature. The original full profile, summary profile, and right column feature options are also available. Read More »
Commonspot Service Pack Installation
We're planning on installing the Commonspot 4.6 Service Pack 1 release on Monday, 2/13. The installation will require that we disable authoring access to the cms server for an hour or so, and stop the automated content replication process from cms to www while the servers are being updated. Read More »
Commonspot Content Synchronized
Commonspot content published following the last automated replication on Thursday, 2/2, has been manually copied to the production servers. Read More »
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