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  • Performance Improvements for July and August 2019

    Over the past two months, various members of DoIT, University Marketing, and CALS have been focusing on key performance updates for the WiscWeb service to improve page load times. This effort was in response to reports of slow page load times for both authenticated (logged into the editing environment) and unauthenticated (not logged in, your general website visitors) users of the tool. We would like to provide an update on the status of this endeavor.

  • WordPress Core Update to 5.2.3

    The WiscWeb Service was updated to WordPress Core version 5.2.3 on Friday, September 6. This update is a security release that aims to fix several potential vulnerabilities (mostly related to cross site scripting). More information about these changes can be found on the WordFence website. 

  • UW Theme 1.6.0 + Updates to Publications Plugin

    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 …

  • Removal of Events Tickets Add-On for Events Calendar

    Our team has been working diligently over the past few months to identify areas of improvement with our service. Specifically, we’ve been focused on providing increased performance for both authenticated (logged in) and unauthenticated users. …

  • Known Issues and Updates with Migration to Native WP Domain Mapping

    The following document outlines the current known issues and updates with the migration from MU Domain Mapping to WordPress's native domain mapping functionality. This list is being regularly updated so please check back if you experience a new issue.

  • Service Update for WiscWeb Editors and Administrators

    We are aware of the noticeable slowness that authenticated users (those that are logged in) of WiscWeb sites have been experiencing. We are actively investigating this issue and are making changes that should begin improving …

  • UW Theme Updated to 1.5.0

    On Friday, June 7, the WordPress UW Theme was updated to version 1.5.0 within the WiscWeb Service.

  • WordPress Core Update to 5.1.1

    After several weeks of testing, soliciting feedback, and troubleshooting, the WiscWeb Service has updated to WordPress Core version 5.1.1 (with Gutenberg Ramp installed). Additionally, the Gravity Forms and Events Calendar plugins have been updated to their latest versions.

  • Video :: Basics of User Research

    Below is the video from the “Basics of User Research” Brown Bag from Friday, April 19, 2019. The presentation is available for view and download. Share on: Facebook Logo Twitter Logo Linkedin Logo Email Icon

  • UW Theme Version 1.4.1

    UW Theme version 1.1.2 was released on February 2, 2018. A full change log of updates is listed in GitLab. The following are a few highlights from this recent update.

  • Google Analytics Code Snippet Update to gtag.js

    The Google Analytics code snippet that is used in the UW Theme has been updated to the latest version, known as gtag.js. You should not see any changes to your analytics as a result of …

  • Video :: Digging Deeper Into Google Analytics

    Below is the video from the “Digging Deeper Into Google Analytics” Brown Bag from Wednesday, April 10, 2019. The presentation is available for view and download. Share on: Facebook Logo Twitter Logo Linkedin Logo Email …

  • Video :: Accessibility for Content Creators

    Below is the video from the “Accessibility for Content Creators” Brown Bag from Thursday, March 21. You can access the presentation as well as several handouts by going to https://go.wisc.edu/f77651.

  • Video :: Basics of Google Analytics

    Below is the video from the The Basics of Google Analytics Brown Bag from Friday, March 8. You can access the presentation as well as several handouts by going to https://go.wisc.edu/analytics-basics. Share on: Facebook Logo Twitter …

  • Known Issue from the ACF Update

    We have identified an issue with the ACF update of Feb. 7 that may affect your site. Specifically, this issue is related to any WiscWeb pages that include content that is embedded using <iframe>, <script>, …

  • Video :: How to develop and measure website goals

    Below is the video from the How to develop and measure your website goals Brown Bag from Thursday, Feb. 21. You can access the presentation as well as several handouts by going to https://go.wisc.edu/heart-framework. Share …

  • Video :: Strategic, User-Centered Website Design Brown Bag

    Below is the video from our Strategic, User-Centered Website Design Brown Bag that occurred on Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. Share on: Facebook Logo Twitter Logo Linkedin Logo Email Icon

  • Video :: February 2019 WiscWeb Brown Bag

    This post contains information regarding the February 2019 WiscWeb Brown Bag, with agenda items such as ACF Updates, Yoast SEO Plugin, and training opportunities.

  • Video :: Strategic, User-Centered Website Design Brown Bag

    Below is the video from our Strategic, User-Centered Website Design Brown Bag that occurred on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019.

  • Strategic, User-Centered Website Design

    How well is your website performing? Are users finding what they need? Is your content usable by people of all abilities? We are excited to begin offering training and hands-on opportunities to learn how to …

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