On Thursday, June 10, the WordPress UW Theme was updated to version 1.15.0 in the WiscWeb service. A full list of changes in this version of the UW Theme can be reviewed in the changelog. This theme release contains several significant changes to the editing options for building pages and posts, highlighted below.
You are now able to create button links within a text editor using the new button icon.
This element uses the UW Theme’s new button styles and offers a couple different display options.
You can read more about this in the KB doc titled WiscWeb – WordPress UW Theme – Adding Buttons.
Faculty/staff list filtering
The Faculty/Staff Listing page element has been updated to include the option for adding a search/filter box to the top or left side of the list itself. Please be aware that this functionality only works when All Faculty/Staff is selected for the type of listing displayed. You can now search by fac/staff name or filter by Faculty Type (if in use).
Please Note: this functionality will not work in any child themes that have had customizations done to their Faculty/Staff list page elements. If you are interested in removing those customizations, please reach out to us.
Read more about this in the KB doc titled WiscWeb – WordPress UW Theme – Fac/Staff Search and Filter.
Improved social media functionality
A new option has been added to the Page Builder area that allows site editors to add additional meta tag information. Meta tags are used to tell search engines and social media sites what information to display as a preview for a page on your site. By modifying this information you can better tailor content for your audience.
Read more about this in the KB doc titled WiscWeb – WordPress UW Theme – Meta Tags for Social Media and Search Engines
Updated toggle feature option
The Toggle Featured Image option in posts has been updated to clarify its use. No action is necessary on your end if you’ve already set previous Featured Image options.
Read more about this in the KB doc titled WiscWeb – WordPress UW Theme – Creating Posts
Change default paragraph font
Users are now able to change the body font of your site from the default Georgia to Verlag, the font used as the Site Title and any Headings within your site. This is done via the Customizer (Appearance → Customize → Fonts).
Read more about this in the KB doc titled WiscWeb – WordPress UW Theme – Switching Default Paragraph Font to Verlag
We are eager to talk about and demonstrate these new features to all of you during our June Lunch & Learn, also happening on June 10 (today) from 12-1 p.m. You can watch the live stream here: https://youtu.be/Rq3qWurJY3s.
If you notice anything that is not working as expected with your site following these updates, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.