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Apollo Theme (Web Sites)

Apollo 2.0 Upgrades

Over the last seven months, we’ve had an incredible reception to the Apollo 2.0 WordPress theme. Thanks to the hard work of our content editors, we’ve launched over 100 sites in the new theme since February 2019. With an additional 150+ sites in development, we’ve continued to refine and…

Optimizing Your Website with New Web Services

In October, we unveiled two new services to improve and enhance your website with recommendations tailored specifically to you. These services are mapping and A/B testing. All Apollo 2.0 websites are eligible for these services which we’ll go into greater detail about below. If you are interested in them, fill…

Web Site Down Time Notification for October 9, 2018

Web Services will be upgrading your websites database systems within the next 24 hours. Any website updates should be completed by 9:00 pm on October 8, 2018. Sites will be taken offline that evening while maintenance is performed. Website downtime is scheduled for Tuesday, October 9, 2018 from 12:00 – 1:00…

Dressing Up Gravity Forms

Gravity Forms seemed to have one design issue that made the forms, although very functional, less than optimal as far as layout was concerned. But, it turns out that Gravity Forms has built in classes that can be used to create alternate layouts. Fields can be displayed two or three in…

Mobile Upgrades Coming Soon

Coming Thursday, October 24, a new theme enhancement will transform your website to work seamlessly on smaller mobile devices. Almost 20% of traffic to UF Health websites comes from mobile devices, and this amount is rapidly increasing. As more of our audience moves to using the web on their handheld…

Forms, Quizzes and Surveys

If you’ve ever had to build a web form on the Apollo template, then you are familiar with our forms plug-in, Gravity Forms. We’ve been impressed with Gravity Form’s ease-of-use and intuitive design, and it has proved to be a tremendous asset for our organization. Web Services has…

New Features: “All Posts” Page, Recent Posts Widget “More” Links

We are pleased to announce two new features for users of the UF&Shands WordPress theme: The “All Posts” Page The “All Posts” archive landing page displays all your posts, across all categories (excluding the featured category), similar to how WordPress displays posts within a specified category. Just add “…

New Feature: Google Search, Multisite Search

Let’s face it: the default WordPress search engine is not very good. To help address this, you can now change your website’s search engine to use Google. The results will only contain links pointing to your website, but you should see many more relevant results than before. Also included is…

New Accessibility / Usability Feature: Automatic File Icons

When inserting a link to a file (i.e., PDF, DOC, XLS), it is a best practice to display the file extension of the file to the user (and to open it up in a new window). However, sometimes we forget to add these to our links, and end up surprising…