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Anchors Aweigh!

When building a very lengthy web page, Anchor Links provide an easy method for building internal links within the page to allow a user to ‘jump’ to a particular section of content on the page. An anchor link creates a named link on a page, called an anchor, that one…

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…

Composing a Full Width Slider Image in Apollo

One of the biggest challenges in working with an extra wide, banner image is composition, especially when captions are designed to overlay the image itself. Without pre planning, key parts of the image can be obscured by the text box, negatively impacting the power of the image…

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 “…

Registering a UF Health Social Media Account

Web Services and UF Health News and Communications have been working towards streamlining the process for units to submit their proposals for social media accounts. As part of this initiative, we’ve created a new web form for submitting a new social media channel for review. Registering an Account Registering…

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…

WordPress updated to 3.4.1

We have updated our WordPress to the latest version, 3.4.1.  This routine patch contains some bug fixes and security updates.  There should be no changes to any existing features and functionality. If you are experiencing any issues with your site, please let us know at http://webservices.ahc.ufl.edu/contact-us/.  …

New Feature: Change Featured Content Slider or Story Stacker Speed

Not satisfied with the speed of the featured content slider on your home page? Too slow? Too fast? Now you can customize it. This feature now affects either the slider or the story stacker. Log into your website and visit Appearance / Theme Options / Featured Content There you…