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Updating Existing Files in a WordPress Site

Can we update an existing document in our website without losing the links to that document? YES WE CAN! The Problem with Replacing a File A good example of the old way is to think about a document that is updated annually, like a policies document. Up until now, in order to update the document, you…

New Features: SharePoint Calendar Integration, Search Engine Meta Description

Today we are pleased to announce two new features for users of the UF&Shands website theme: SharePoint calendar integration This feature will allow you to automatically display public events from your UF AHC Intranet calendar onto your public website [learn more] Search engine meta descriptions for your homepage Change the summary that is displayed to search…

New features: footer contact information, alert boxes, horizontal rules

Today we have released 3 new features for users of the Apollo theme: Footer Contact Information: You can now add a line of basic contact information to your websites footer (address, phone numbers). [see preview] To enable: visit Appearance / Theme Options / Footer In the text field labeled “Contact Info” insert your contact information…

Security Enhancements Resulting in Error Messages for Internet Explorer

Due to recent improvements in the security of our content management systems, website content managers using Internet Explorer as their web browser (versions 8 or older) will see a warning appear under certain screens. The warning reads: “Do you want to view only the webpage content that was delivered securely?” You should select “No” to…

WordPress Upgrade Coming Today

An upgrade to WordPress will be made later today. This new version will introduce a new way to upload files (drag and drop!), a new fly out menu that reduces clutter, and some performance and bug fixes. Watch a preview of the major changes: [flv height=”350″]http://videos.videopress.com/I7NAw9Zk/three-three-final_hd.mp4[/flv] Don’t Forget to Refresh Your Browsers If you are…

Website Maintenance at 5pm

Tonight we will be enhancing the performance and reliability of the back-end database powering your website. This means that website content managers will be unable to update their websites tonight (Wednesday December 7) from 5pm until tomorrow morning at 8am (Thursday  December 8). This maintenance will not effect visitors to your website — only content…

New Sitemap Feature Enabled

A new link titled “Sitemap” can now be found in your website’s footer. This will link users to a page displaying a simple listing of every visible page on your website (take a look at our sitemap for an example). There is nothing you have to do to turn this feature on — all users…

RSS Widget Upgrade

We recently rolled out an upgrade to our WordPress website (if you’re using the new UF&Shands website theme): The RSS feed widget has now been completely re-engineered. At this point some of you may be asking, “What is an RSS feed?” An RSS feed is a format for delivering regularly changing web content. Many news-related…

New Security Enhancement To Your Website: Limit Login Attempts

It’s been a busy week here at Web Services! Today we have implemented a new security enhancement to your WordPress-powered website: a failed login monitoring and lockout tool. If someone has entered the wrong login information 5 times in a row they will be locked out of the system for 20 minutes. This timer will…

New Tool: Broken Link Checker

Website administrators using the new UF&Shands website theme will begin to see a new tool rolling out in the next couple of weeks: automatic broken link checker. This tool will automatically crawl through your website checking for broken links in your content. If it finds any broken links, it will send you an email every…