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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!

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#

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Conference ID: 4881372

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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

Mandatory web accessibility training is online

The online web accessibility training is available for all web publishers at Washington State University. The yearly training is designed to help increase awareness and knowledge around web accessibility. The training is mandatory in accordance with Executive Policy 7 and the Business Policies and Procedures Manual 85.55.

Training details

Training link: go.wsu.edu/web-accessibility

Who needs to take the training: All web developers, content publishers, editors, domain owners, or anyone who has any other role in updating WSU web content.

Training must be completed yearly.

Web support and community

The WSU web community offers services to help you make your websites accessible. In addition to online training, you can take advantage of monthly workshops, online resources, and in-person support.

Web communication site

The web communication site provides accessibility resources for content creators, as well as scheduling and registration information for training sessions and workshops.

Web accessibility workshops

Strong working knowledge of accessibility issues and requirements is essential for web communicators. These free workshops keep your knowledge up to date.

Web open lab

Fridays, 9:30–11:30 a.m.
ITB 2025, Pullman campus

Drop in to exchange ideas and get answers to your questions. Web Communications staff lead these weekly sessions. All are welcome to attend.

Online communication platform

Connect with more than 150 members of the WSU web community on the Slack web communication channel. Join conversations, ask questions, and share solutions to accessibility challenges.

Intro to WordPress – March 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, March 1 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

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 (669) 224-3412

Access Code: 160-038-677