The latest enhancements to the A&S web theme:

January 11th, 2022

  • Pronoun fields have been added to people profiles

December 16th, 2021

  • Update to the order events display on the event landing page
  • Update to the email list for content share notifications

October 19th, 2021

  • New course listing page design that includes featured courses and expanded filter options.

August 25, 2021

  • There is now an option to add an Ampersand watermark to the background of the Footer Callout.

August 18, 2021

  • Made improvements to the image align tool in the WYSIWYG

July 21, 2021

  • There is now a search icon available by the menu button on the home page

July 15, 2021

  • The News & Events Spotlight on multipurpose pages reformats to only display the news articles when there are no upcoming events

May 4, 2021

  • All email addresses in WYSIWYGs now have the same format
  • Improvement made to the way the date fields appear in webforms

April 27, 2021

  • Updated the list of email accounts used for shared content notifications
  • Color change for admin toolbar in staging and test sites

April 21, 2021

  • FAQs are now included in the search index
  • Improvements made to style of webform submission confirmation message
  • Reduced size of arrows on gallery images to prevent them from overlapping the text below the images
  • Authenticated roles can now leave comments on articles without needing approval

March 9, 2021

  • Updated the list of email accounts used for shared content notifications

January 4, 2021

  • Added the webform content type to the search index

November 23, 2020

  • created a way to subscribe to the academic calendar on the main Arts & Sciences website

November 16, 2020

  • Added the option to create custom anchor links on a multipurpose page.

November 9, 2020

  • Fixed a display problem with the image in the Featured News section of the home page
  • Added the ability for a visitor to subscribe to the academic calendar on the main Arts & Sciences site
  • Fixed a display problem in the People Teaser section of multipurpose pages in the Arts & Sciences site

November 2, 2020

  • Fixed a problem with the "Add to Calendar" link on events pages causing them to be broken
  • Fixed the article feed at the bottom of a person's profile so that a default image will display when an article is not given a thumbnail image.
  • Fixed a mobile display issue on the new "Publications page" that was causing some content to disappear if the page was viewed at 600 pixels

October 26, 2020

  • Added the ability to schedule a webform to unpublish on a particular date
  • Fixed a problem that caused shared events to not bring the button information when a button was used on the original event.
  • On a People teaser section of a multipurpose page, the list view now displays "Intro text" from each person's profile page.
  • Fixed a problem that caused the Intro text on multipurpose pages to display in the wrong color.
  • Fixed a problem that did not display multi-day events properly on the main Arts & Sciences site

October 20, 2020

  • We made improvements to the timeline slideshow section of a multipurpose page so that marks do not appear on the timeline if the dates are set to "hidden."
  • Adjusted permissions so that when a webform submission generates an email to the site administrator, the link in that email will work as expected. If the admin is logged into the site, they will be able to click the link to see the form submission results.
  • We fixed the broken selection tool that is used when adding a "People Teaser" section of a multipurpose page. You may now select from a list of existing person profiles.

September 18, 2020

  • Publication Page content type was added to the Department theme.

August 24, 2020

  • In the "light" theme, we made the homepage Full with Text slideshow, button color white.

  • Made the multipurpose page gallery section responsive to landscape or portrait style images and changed the caption area to display as dark text on a white background.

August 11, 2020

  • Areas of Interest Filter on the Our People landing page is now 2-columns
  • Corrected spacing between components in a web form

April 28, 2020

  • Links now display on a "short" person profile

April 14, 2020

  • Fixed a problem with imported books that were not displaying the author's name
  • Adjusted image settings on testimonials on the Artsci site so they would not be cut off
  • Added a new index to site search to make books show up in search results

March 31, 2020

  • Updated Filter for "Our People" landing page
  • In an Article, the video section now requires an image if a video is added.
  • Fixed an issue that was causing the event header image to be cut off vertically in some cases.
  • Fixed a problem with the "back to all people" button on a Person profile page
  • Enabled events landing page header image on Artsci and Graduate School websites.

March 24, 2020

  • In a Person page, the new "Advisor" field will now only display as a link if the link is created. Prior to this, it looked like a link no matter what.
  • The "Advisor" field displays in the list view of people.
  • A new 2 column option has been added to the contact us page to make it easier to display the shipping address and the USPS address side-by-side.
  • We removed some automatic commas that were displaying in title fields on the People teasers (cards) on the Our People landing page.
  • We have hidden the unsafe options from the file upload component in webforms so that if you have file upload enabled in your site(only one or two sites do), you cannot select the file types that could endanger the web servers.
  • Corrected a link color on for links that open in a new tab.

March 3, 2020

  • Fixed mobile view of webforms with fieldsets that had previously been displaying strangely
  • Adjusted background colors of filters to be consistent within the "dark" and "light" themes
  • Fixed permissions on shared Book content so that the byline field is editable when a book is imported
  • Fixed the filter on the Our People page so that it works as expected when a term uses more than one word.

February 25, 2020

  • Corrected a display problem for webforms using the "fieldset" component in Safari browser

February 18, 2020

  • On a Person page, the (new) Advisor field is now visible when content is shared to a different site.
  • Articles with direct links in the featured sections now work correctly (direct links work as expected) when they are shared to a different site.
  • The new faculty bookshelf on now displays shared books.
  • Artsci, Graduate School, and UCollege sites will now display the "event contact" field on imported events.
  • It is now possible to create a link to a pre-sorted list of image cards.

February 4, 2020

  • Made small adjustments to the "button" style to make it match everywhere it is used.
  • Updated shared content so that the new "Video" section of articles will display as expected when shared.
  • We can now change settings in a site so that categories are shown, hidden, or expanded (always open) in any of the landing pages.
  • Adjusted the way the pin drop icon displays on an event when the "directions" field is not used.

January 21, 2020

  • Updated the people teaser section of a multipurpose page so that people can be re-ordered manually by dragging and dropping.

January 14, 2020

  • On articles with an attached Soundcloud file -we removed the words "from our podcast" when the article displays on a person's profile page.
  • For sites using the "dark" theme, we corrected the color of the "open in a new window" icon for links in the home page links bar.
  • The "Event Contact" field now displays on event pages

January 7, 2020

  • Website editors using the "SiteStaff" role can now see the subscribers field (a field showing which websites imported that page after it was made "shareable")
  • Several improvements and corrections on the main site:
    • "content type" field is now editable in imported content
    • "areas of study" field is now editable in imported content
    • staff landing page now displays titles for imported person content
    • "Return to all events" link takes visitors to the correct place (previously this behaved like the "back" button in a browser)

December 10, 2019

  • New "advisor" field in Person content type 
  • Additional fields now display in the "short" option for Person pages: Research Interests, Links, Advisor
  • Past events now display by year rather than a month
  • Webform fields have a new optional css class, "second half" to use when setting fields to display at half-width.

December 3, 2019

  • When importing Person content, the borrowing site may now toggle between short and long if needed.
  • Event Contact field added to events and is a required field
  • In webforms, the "fieldset" component was updated to display font styles that are consistent with the rest of the form.

October 29, 2019

  • Added a new required field for "Event Contact" in events

October 22, 2019

  • Added the ability to link to a pre-sorted list of resources

  • Added the ability to share the book content type between sites

  • Added "lazy load" (automatic loading of content as you scroll) on landing pages

October 8, 2019

  • The full-width slideshow section of a multipurpose page now displays links correctly
  • The "button" style was updated in several areas to be consistent
  • The "people teaser" section of a multipurpose page no longer has a limit on the number of teasers allowed

October 3, 2019

  • Enabled "Honeypot" module to reduce spam on web forms.

September 30, 2019

  • Shared event titles are now updating as expected on "borrowing" sites that use the "list" event layout.
  • On webforms, the "markup" component is now styled to match other wysiwyg areas in the site (for example, links display with underline and bullets display now, but were hidden previously).
  • If an article shared to the Ampersand (on the main Arts & Sciences site) does not have an image, a default image will display

September 23, 2019

  • Added new faculty bookshelf on
  • In department sites, the "SiteStaff" role now has the permission to edit menu attributes (used to designate when a link should open in a new tab, for instance).

September 16, 2019

  • Books can now be tagged
  • A Bookshelf (in Multipurpose page) can be set to display only books with a specific tag ("Faculty books" and "Alumni Books" for example)
  • Home slideshow "+" symbol in lower-left corner was removed

September 9, 2019

  • Corrected the order of search results on the events page so that oldest events are at the bottom.
  • Upcoming events categories no longer show any past events

September 3, 2019

  • The "Repeat" option has been removed from events because events with this setting will not display properly in a number of possible locations within a site. Instead, go to Find Content and click "clone" next to the event and change the date on the cloned event. You can clone as many times as needed.
  • The Twitter bird icon on home pages that display a Twitter feed is no longer a link, but just a static image. The link to the twitter account can be found just below the bird icon (click on the department Twitter handle) and also in the site's footer. 

August 26, 2019

  • New "People Teaser" section has been added on Multipurpose pages
  • Added the option to create an anchor link to "People Teaser" section 

August 12, 2019

  • Image card landing page(aka "Research" landing page), when in list view, will now display all of the cards (previously it used a "View more" link to load additional pages).
  • Updates to U College website
    • Person content type in U College now matches more closely with other sites and allows for better content sharing experience
    • Addition of multi-image callout in the multipurpose page for U College

July 22, 2019

  • Twitter icon in the Social media section on home page will now link to the department's Twitter account (previously linked to the main Arts & Sciences account)
  • FAQ page will now display anchor links properly even when saved as "unpublished" (previously these links disappeared if the page was not published)
  • Improved helper text for titles and research interests
  • You may now edit the title of the Faculty Bookshelf section of a multipurpose page
  • Added a module to allow you to send a link to an unpublished page to a person who does not have a login to the site (useful for getting approval before publishing new content)
  • Updated the Article content type so that when SoundCloud is used, it displays the SoundCloud player in all of the possible views (previously did not display the player when on a person's profile page).

July 8, 2019

  • new options available for non Arts & Sciences branding

June 24, 2019

  • Multi-day events now show on the Events page until the end date passes
  • Fixed a problem that caused the video section of an Article to be hidden unless the visitor is logged in
  • Twitter feed on home page is no longer cached so that the date and time displayed on tweets will match those on Twitter.

June 17, 2019

  • Change to allow quicklinks in footer to optionally open in a new tab and display an icon if that option is selected (previous change forced all quicklinks to open in new tab, regardless)

June 3, 2019

  • Improved search index for better internal site search results (not search engines)
  • Footer quick links now open in a new tab

May 28, 2019

  • Removed the "load more" link on the image card (research) landing page
  • Display teaser text in the featured news slideshow on the news landing page

May 1, 2019

  • Intro Text from ArtSci articles now shows when imported to other sites
  • Endowed Title now shows for imported Person profiles
  • The Shared Content interface now orders the nodes by most recent by default
  • Checking an email address on a shared node (at the bottom of the page) to notify them no longer persists between updates. This will prevent users from getting lots of updated emails. Users now must manually check the emails they wish to notify each time they update a node.
  • There’s now a section for the Home Page that displays just events

April 23, 2019

  • Fixed issues with direct links in imported (shared) content
  • Radio button visual fix for webforms
  • Added a “View all people” link to Person profiles
  • Added a search bar to the 404 page
  • Fixed subscribe to calendar functionality when using card view events landing page
  • Added more color options to embedded webform on multipurpose page

April 15, 2019

  • Shared Content fixes
    • On a Person page, blue links at the top will work even if they are entered as relative links
    • On a shared event, the intro text will display on the receiving site when the site uses the "list" view on the events landing page.
  • Added a "clear filter" link to the Our People landing page
  • Adjusted the font size on the sidebar slideshow in a multipurpose page to be consistent with the size used in that section on
  • Brought back the "See more events" button on the Upcoming Events section of the home page
  • Increased number of events that can display in the Upcoming Events section of homepage to 3 events in a slideshow.

April 1, 2019

  • Added a video field to Article content type
  • Upcoming Event and Two Articles section on Home Page no longer overlaps with the section below
  • Repeating events no longer show a 33-minute increment
  • We made it possible for a footer callout button link and Call to Action link to have the option to open in a new window
  • We removed the plus + icon in the full-width home slideshow caption area
  • Update helper text for the Book content type to make it more clear how the 2 by-line fields are used
  • Updated the icon used for “Subscribe to calendar”
  • Images in the wysiwyg will no longer break when moving a site from the staging server to production servers

March 18, 2019

  • no changes this week - working on Content Share 2.0

March 11, 2019

  • Fixed the toggle on the Resources page to move between list and card view
  • Matched the style of the homepage "footer callout" to have the same style as the one on a multipurpose page
  • Added some styling to the webform submission page

March 4, 2019

  • Added an alphabetical filter to the People page
  • Added new option for “Byline Names” to the Book content type
  • Fixed formatting in the Additional Info section of a person profile to remove extra spaces
  • Fixed the display of thumbnail images on the Upcoming Events section of the home page
  • Fixed a bug on the People landing page
  • Fixed a bug in events that caused time to be off by 15 minutes

February 11, 2019

  • Maps may be added to Events once again
    • Location maps were causing events to break. This has been fixed and it's OK to use maps once again.
  • Shared person profiles received a few visual fixes.
    • Additional Info section had extra spaces
    • CV links were formatted strangely
    • Interests were not appearing with dots between them
    • Department image was not appearing in some sites
  • New date filter added to events landing page
  • Courses landing page filter can now be cleared out
  • Direct links for shared articles work properly now
    • links were not working on shared articles, previously

February 4, 2019

  • Users with the Site Staff role can now see content saved as unpublished that was created by other users
  • Links shared to Twitter will now show a nice preview with image
  • Corrected margins in Additional Resources section of Multipurpose page
  • Links in the Footer callout on Multipurpose pages now conform to the theme (change color and display with underline)

January 22, 2019

  • Updated helper text on a few fields to be more descriptive.
  • Added a new feature for “Resources”--the ability to manually set the order of resources on the Resources landing page.
  • Added an alphabetical filter to the Our People page.
  • Changed the slide limit to all Home Page header slideshows to 5.
  • Fixed up the Anchor Links on Multipurpose pages to include all possible sections.
  • Fixed the Blockquote style to display text as centered with horizontal lines above and below.

December 20, 2018

  • Search results page layout has been improved and results are more consistent
  • Clicking a tag/category on an article takes you to a collection of content with that tag in a page that is nicely styled
  • Users are able to see and create Multi-Image Callouts on Multipurpose Pages (these were being hidden, previously)
  • Links in the Main Menu to Artsci, UCollege, and Graduate School now all open in new tabs

December 17, 2018

  • Courses page will now display the correct courses for the chosen semester with the correct titles
  • Book covers will no longer appear blurry or stretched

December 7, 2018

  • Page not Found text updated: "We have a new website! The page you are looking for may have moved." and given grey background color.

November 12, 2018

  • Changed the way Book covers display to keep the images in focus
  • Shared Content fixes
    • Made the "Feed Source" column appear in the "Find Content page"
    • Made the "Teaser text" field display on the receiving site

November 5, 2018

  • Content Share fixes
    • On imported content, we hid any fields that the "borrowing" site is not able to edit
    • Corrected display of office hours on imported person content on Artsci site
    • Corrected issue with the display of the date when an imported event is featured
    • Corrected user role permissions to allow appropriate users to access the "Shared Content" area
    • Corrected problem with the way department name displayed on Artsci site "Our People" page
  • Book Content Type fix: Changed the way cover images are rendered so that they are not blurry.

November 1, 2018

  • Fixes to content sharing
  • CSS change to prevent person profile images from cutting off the tops of photos when viewed in a particular small-ish window size

October 15, 2018

  • submit button on embedded webforms fixed: matches the submit buttons elsewhere (is no longer solid red)
  • Content Share modifications
    • "Feed source" column added to the "Find Content" page
    • Permissions changes to allow users to see the shared content area
    • Department image will be shared with Person content
    • We hid some of the fields that are not editable on an imported piece of content
    • RSVP button will move with content and point to the RSVP form on the originating site
  • multipurpose page change: removed "na" from background color choices

October 8, 2018

  • Replaced "Dark Callout" 
    • New section offers options of "Single-image callout" or "Multi-image callout."
  • Image Card links now have option to "open in new window."
  • Bug Fixes
    • Direct links on articles did not work when accessed from the faculty profile page
    • On Home Page and Multipurpose page, selecting a category in the "Video Spotlight and 2 articles" section is working now.
    • On Courses page: removed commas that were displaying between semester and year
    • On Courses pages: fixed the order of display for sections and subsections
    • On Course pages: Instructor names now display on the correct subsections
    • Filtered view of Resources now shows all resources with that category
    • Home Slideshow with "Event" type now displays in order of event date
    • On Home page: Upcoming Events section now displays according to event date. We made it so the template will display either:
      1. the events for a tag, if there are events in that tag
      2. all events, if there are no results for the selected tag
      3. all events if N/A is selected as the tag

September 18, 2018

  • People landing page grid and list view is now showing the "Endowed Professorship" field title
  • The text inside of the Search field on the Our People page reads "who are you looking for" instead of "what are you looking for."
  • The list of person profiles (used to tag an article with a faculty member's name) is now alphabetized by last name.
  • The initial Courses landing page is now displaying course numbers.
  • Content areas now default to 2-column.  Just check a box to change them to 1-column.

September 10, 2018

  • Home Page sections use better help text when editing
  • When given the option to "Add another paragraph" the "paragraph" is now replaced with the name of the section you are in.

September 4, 2018

  • Event Landing page now has a button to "Subscribe to calendar"
    • If a visitor has a default email client set up on the device they are using, clicking this new button will subscribe them to the feed of all events in your site.
    • A future feature is planned for subscribing to one category of events.
    • There was already an "add to calendar" option for single events.
  • Our People landing page can default to either list or card view
    • To use the list view as a default, change the link in the main menu to use
  • Direct Link field on Articles now works
  • Multipurpose-> Dark Callout no longer requires a title
    • If the title is blank, the red box around the title area does not display

August 16, 2018

  • WYSIWYG Toolbar changes
    • There is now an option in the styles drop-down for "button." To use this, create a link, select the linked text, and then select the button style from the styles dropdown.
    • When adding images (the last tool to the right) spacing above and below a left-aligned or right-aligned image will be the same.
  • Accessibility Improvements

August 13, 2018

  • A nested menu item will now display without any changes being made to the parent menu item.
  • List view of People stays aligned even when an email address is very long
  • Choosing a category on the resource page no longer pops you back up to the top of the page.
  • Accessibility Improvements

July 30, 2018

All of the updates this week were improvements to accessibility.