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May 16 | Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2019

Thursday, May 16, is Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). The purpose of GAAD is to get those who create electronic and information technology (websites, software, mobile apps, online documents, etc.) thinking and learning about making accessible and inclusive technology for users with varying abilities.

On May 16, take an hour to:

Adding Search Engine XML Sitemaps |Open Lab May 3rd, 2019

Topic: Setting up XML Sitemaps for WordPress sites.
Location: ITB 2071 & Online at
https://wsu.zoom.us/j/459592374
Time: 9:30 am – 11:00 am

We recently added Google XML Sitemaps to our WSUWP Plaftorm to enable site administrators to create and manage XML sitemaps. For this weeks open lab we will demo how to activate the plugin and configure it for your site!

As always, if you have any general website support questions or feedback open lab is a great place to bring them!

Gutenberg Editor |Open Lab April 26th, 2019

Topic: Adam Turner will demo his work on integrating the new Gutenberg editor.
Location Change: ITB 2071
Time: 9:30 am – 11:00 am

For this weeks open lab Adam Turner will give a brief overview and demonstration of the pioneering work he’s doing integrating the new Gutenberg editor and WSU’s theme.

As always, if you have any general website support questions or feedback open lab is a great place to bring them!

Open Lab for April 19th, 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!

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!

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.

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?

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?

Intro to WordPress – September 2018 Edition (Tomorrow)

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: Tuesday, September 11 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

If you are on the Pullman campus – WHERE: ITB 2025 Please come in person.


If you are not on the Pullman campus

Please join this meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

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

Access Code: 442-191-821

Using Browser Accessibility Tools to Audit Websites Workshop

Monday, June 25, 3 – 4 p.m.
Spark Academic Innovation Hub 327 (Pullman) and live-streamed (All Campuses)

This advanced workshop is for website owners, web publishers, web content creators, and anyone who has learned the fundamentals of web accessibility and now seeks to learn how to test a website to ensure it is compliant with web accessibility standards (e.g., WCAG 2.0, AA).

During this workshop, participants will learn how to use web browser accessibility tools to:

  • Ensure that web pages and/or websites are in compliance
  • Identify web accessibility warnings and issues
  • Understand the meaning of web accessibility warnings and issues
  • Determine the best way to fix issues to ensure and improve web accessibility

Register Now