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Web Communication May 16 | Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2019

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:

Intro to Using Google Analytics |Open Lab May 10th, 2019

Topic: Intro to Using Google Analytics
Location: ITB 2071 & Online at
https://wsu.zoom.us/j/459592374
Time: 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Google Analytics is a free tool created by Google that allows us to track a myriad of different things pertaining to how users interact with WSU web sites. In this open lab we will be covering how to access data on your site as well as a high level, non-comprehensive overview of the tools and features available to use.

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

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!

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.