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Web Communication Personnel Announcement — Congrats and Best Wishes to Clint

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
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Three items of business

New Sr. WordPress Developer

We are thrilled to announce that Danial Bleile will start full-time with Web Communication on Feb. 21.

Danial has over 11 years of experience maintaining WordPress installations and developing custom themes and plugins. He has extensive experience in higher education including leading positions at two land grant universities. He brings with him additional experience in front-end web development, web accessibility, and server management.

Qualtrics open lab tomorrow

Topic: Data & Analysis

  • Data
  • Text

As always, please bring your Qualtrics projects and questions as well.

Join us on the Pullman Campus in ITB 2025 or online Friday, February 15, 2019 at 9:30 am.

Meeting ID: 254 221 140

Join open lab Zoom Meeting

Phone Call
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Intro to WordPress [Makeup]

For those of you who missed our Intro to WordPress last week due to a failure in getting Skype for Business going, we’ve got you covered.

Details –
Date: February 27, 2019
Time: 2:30pm – 4:00pm
Location: ITB 2071

Meeting ID: 133 830 942

Join intro to WordPress Zoom Meeting

One tap mobile (Phone Call)
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Intro to WordPress – February 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.

WHEN: Thursday, February 7 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

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


If you are not on the Pullman campus

Join online meeting

Trouble Joining? Try Skype Web App

Join by Phone

509-335-2277, 4881372#

Find a local number

Conference ID: 4881372

Forgot your dial-in PIN? | First online meeting?

Jan. 18 – web open lab: Qualtrics

We will be covering the following Qualtrics topics:

  • Survey Flow
  • Block Logic

Please bring any Qualtrics questions or projects you are working on.

Come join us at 9:30 a.m. on Friday in ITB 2025.

or

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. 
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/689755589

You can also dial in using your phone. 
United States: +1 (646) 749-3112

Access Code: 689-755-589

New Spine Template Available

Starting later today, any website on WSUWP (WordPress Platform) can select a new template from the customizer, which will be joined by other templates in the future.

Details about the new template, codenamed Rainier, 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.

Important notes:

  • Starting today, all new sites on the WSUWP platform will have the Rainier theme turned on by default.
  • The Spine Bookmark Theme has an end of live (EOL) of March 14th. You’ll see “deprecated” by the Bookmark option in the customizer starting today. After March 14th, if you are using the Bookmark theme you may continue to do so unless you select another theme.

Jan. 11 – web open lab: Working with images in WordPress

We will be covering the following topics:

  • Uploading images to the Media Library.
  • Adding images to posts & pages.
  • Editing Images using the built in image editor (cropping, scaling, etc..).
  • Quick overview of how WordPress uploads, stores, and renders images on the backend.

Please bring any general web questions you might have as well.

Intro to WordPress – December 2018 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.

WHEN: Thursday, December 13 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

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


If you are not on the Pullman campus

Join online meeting

Trouble Joining? Try Skype Web App

Join by Phone

509-335-2277, 67201255#

Find a local number

Conference ID: 67201255

Forgot your dial-in PIN? | First online meeting?

Dec. 7 – web open lab: Qualtrics

We will be covering the following Qualtrics topics:

  • Quotas
  • Email triggers
  • Custom end of survey responses

Please bring any Qualtrics questions or projects you are working on.

Come join us at 9:30 a.m. on Friday in ITB 2025.

or

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/717650725

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (571) 317-3122

Access Code: 717-650-725