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New features and updates


Bye-bye YouTube relationship issues!

Thanks to a recent update, when an embedded video finishes playing on a WMS site, the related videos displayed will be from the same YouTube account. Videos from other accounts will no longer be included. How to add videos to your site...


One good read deserves another

By popular request, site visitors can now click a byline in an article to view a list of articles by that author. Click the author's name at the top of this article to see an example. For this functionality to work, the author's name must appear in the "Original Author" field on the article admin page. How to create articles...


Tune in to our new Channels updates

We're happy to share these recent Channels updates:

  • Where applicable, full date ranges of channels events are now displayed in Channels Events Search listings. View the update in action on the Faculty of Music website...
  • Two new categories have recently been added: "Research and innovation" - replaces "VP (Research and International Relations") - and "Open labs" - to help students and faculty identify labs that are open to visitors
  • Learn about Channels...

Can't log into your staging site?

Due to a recent change, site managers and editors will now need to log into the VPN to gain access to staging sites when off campus. Learn about staging sites...


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The WSG community



Watch our presentations at Drupal North


Web Services Group team members, Matt Corks and Joyce Peralta, presented on various topics (including the WMS) at this year's Drupal North conference held right here in Montreal!


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Easy email access


Signing in to your McGill email account has never been easier! You can now login directly at


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Redesigning our own IT website


In 2018 we conducted a review of the IT Services website that revealed it was falling short of meeting visitors' needs. Read about the steps we took to address the issues we uncovered.


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WSG Digest archives


Catch up on past issues of the WSG Digest that you may have missed online!


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For ongoing updates, visit the WMS website.



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