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Web Communication Open Lab for April 18th, 2019

Open Lab for April 18th, 2019

Topic: Using Gravity Forms to automatically create posts from user submitted content.
Location Change: ITB 2071
Time: 9:30 am – 11:00 am

For open lab this week we’ll spend some time walking through how to set up Gravity Forms to automatically create posts from user submissions including approval and review workflows.

If you have any general website support questions open lab is a great place to bring them!

Intro to WordPress – April 2019 Edition

This will be a general introduction training. Whether you are new to WordPress here at WSU or just need a refresher, everyone is welcome to attend.

If you are on the Pullman campus – WHERE: ITB 2071 – Please come in person.

WHEN: Thursday, April 25th @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

If you are not on the Pullman campus – https://wsu.zoom.us/j/198529349

Meeting ID: 198 529 349

Phone Call (long distance)
+1 669 900 6833
+16699006833,,198529349# US (One Tap Mobile Call)

Open Lab for April 12th, 2019

Topic: Brainstorming session on SEO for the WSUWP Platform and WSU websites.
Location Change: ITB 2071
Time: 9:30 am – 11:00 am

For open lab this Friday we’d like to spend some time discussing search engine optimization needs for WSU websites. Specifically we’d like to hear from you what tools, features, and training you think would be beneficial to improving SEO on your site(s).

If you have any questions about SEO or general website support Open Lab is a great place to bring them!

Web Communication Team Update

To ensure continuity on all the great web work already underway, Danial Bleile will serve as the interim technical lead for the WSU web communication team. In addition to his current responsibilities as the senior WordPress developer, he also will manage the priorities of the web communication unit as well as oversee the newly formed web governance team.

Jason Bittle will serve as the lead designer for the new web design system. Eric Limburg and Danial Bleile will partner closely with Jason to continue the positive momentum that already has been done on this important effort.

Thank you to Danial, Jason and Eric for taking on these additional responsibilities. I will reach out again as we get closer to determining a permanent solution for the web communication team lead. As always, weekly open lab sessions will continue to be scheduled every Friday morning at 9:30am. Please contact our Jira Service Desk if you have any questions or issues.

Thanks,
Holly

April 2019 Qualtrics open lab

Open lab this week will be all about Qualtrics. Please bring any questions and Qualtrics projects you would like help with.

Join us on the Pullman Campus in ITB 2071 or online Friday, April 5, 2019 at 9:30 am.

Join open lab Zoom meeting

Meeting ID: 570 560 289

Phone Call (long distance)
+1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
+1 929 436 2866 US (New York)

Open Lab Location Update & Adams Spine Template Available

Open Lab

Topic: Quick intro to Adams Spine Template.
Location Change: ITB 2071
Time: 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Adams Spine Template

The Adams spine template is now available for any website on WSUWP (WordPress Platform). The new template can be previewed or applied from the customizer.

Details about the new template, are located in our Confluence Knowledge Base.

This is a 1.0 release, and we would like to get feedback on any suggestions you might have to make the template better. Please submit feedback to our Jira Service Desk.

2 Meetings and an Open Lab

Open lab tomorrow

Topic: Formtool and how to embed into your WordPress sites
Location Change: ITB 2071
Time: 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Web Developer Meeting

Please join us if you are a Web Developer at WSU.

Topic: Okta and your web applications
Date: Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Location: 2071 & Online

Web Coordinator and Designer Meeting

Please join us if you are a Web Coordinator or Designer at WSU.

Topic: Web Accessibility and Web Governance Team
Date: Thursday, March 28, 2019
Time: 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Location: 2071 & Online

Personnel Announcement — Congrats and Best Wishes to Clint

It is bittersweet that I announce Clint Young’s resignation from his position as Senior Project Manager and Interim Director of Web Communication at WSU. Clint has accepted an awesome opportunity as Senior Global Marketing Project Manager at Itron, a global company that specializes in technology and services for the energy and water resource sectors. His last day in the office will be Friday, April 5.

Clint’s impact to the university throughout his more than seven-year tenure reaches far and wide. His limitless energy and fervent passion will be greatly missed. The web community and our team’s project management efforts have gained a tremendous amount of positive momentum under Clint’s leadership these past few months. Over the next three weeks, we will build a detailed transition plan to keep those efforts already underway moving forward. In addition, we intend to appoint an interim lead for the unit, with the goal of a permanent solution determined by fall 2019.

As Clint takes on new professional challenges, please take some time to thank him for all of that he has done for WSU. We are all better because of his contributions. Please reach out to me if you have any immediate questions or concerns. Otherwise, I will be in touch again soon.

All the best,
Holly

WordPress 5.1 Update & New Spine Template Available

WordPress 5.1

The WSUWP (WordPress Platform) is now running WordPress 5.1! If you are interested in learning more about changes and updates check out the WordPress post detailing the release.

Currently Gutenberg (the new editor included in 5.0+) is disabled for all sites while we work on a rollout plan. We’ll post additional updates/timelines about Gutenberg as we have them.

Baker Spine Template

The Baker spine template is now available for any website on WSUWP (WordPress Platform). The new template can be previewed or applied from the customizer.

Details about the new template, are located in our Confluence Knowledge Base.

This is a 1.0 release, and we would like to get feedback on any suggestions you might have to make the template better.

Issues & Feedback

If you experience any issues with your sites after the update or if you have feedback on making the Baker template better please submit them to
to our Jira Service Desk.

Feb. Qualtrics open lab part II

As a follow up to the 2019 WSU Qualtrics Summit, we are having a second Qualtrics open lab this month. Please bring some questions and Qualtrics projects you would like help with.

Join us on the Pullman Campus in ITB 2025 or online Friday, February 22, 2019 at 9:30 am.

Join open lab Zoom meeting

Meeting ID: 790 705 837

Phone Call
+16699006833,,790705837# US (San Jose)
+19294362866,,790705837# US