On Thursday, September 5, the WordPress UW Theme was updated to version 1.6.0 within the WiscWeb Service. Additionally, some changes were rolled out to the publications plugin.
A full list of changes in this version of the UW Theme can be reviewed in the changelog. Highlights of the theme update include:
Cookie Consent on All WiscWeb Projects
- provides a link to the UW–Madison privacy notice
Once the confirmation button is clicked, the dialog box will no longer appear to that user when they visit your site, or any other wisc.edu website using this module, from the same device and browser.
For more information about this change, please visit the University of Wisconsin – Madison brand website.
Color Specificity in Accordions
Links inside accordions used to be white if the parent container has a background color set. This change increases the CSS specificity to eliminate this conflict.
Grouping of Today.wisc.edu Events
This update changes the grouping of Today.wisc.edu events from just month to month and year so that events in the same month but in different years do not get grouped together.
If the first group of events and the last group of events are in the same year, only the month will be shown. If they’re in different years, month and year will be shown.
Centered LinkedIn Icon in Fac/Staff Listing
Previously, if the LinkedIn icon was displayed under a Fac/Staff listing, it was appearing slightly off center. We’ve updated this so that it appears centered, as expected.
Group of Links Double Arrows + Formatting
A double arrow icon appears next to links in a Group of Links list. Prior to this update, this arrow would periodically appear directly below a link. It will now be grouped with the last word in the link and wrap down to the next line.
Additionally, we have updated the formatting of this page element fixes the large gaps of spacing between list elements in the “Group of Links” page element of the UW Theme.
Publications Plugin Update
We have added three new features to the publications plugin: the ability to populate publications via a CSV file, pagination for long lists of publications, and more citation style formats (CSL).
Please note that the addition of more citation style formats means that the default structure for author names has changed slightly. These now appear in last name, first initial format:
If you have questions about this theme update, please direct them accordingly: