New year new design
As you might have noticed, the name of this Digest has changed to represent the unified work of WSG and Digital Comms teams, i.e. Web Services. A new fresh look is coming up later this year as well.
Automated accessibility tool to save your time
Placeholder text can be useful when crafting a new site or page, but once the page is live, leaving it in place can be embarrassing. A 'placeholder words' scan report has been implemented in the WMS Dashboard to easily identify any published node with placeholder text. To learn why and how Site Managers should fix these pages, visit Using the Dashboard in the WMS.
Disabled menu items
Disabled menu items are responsible for a number of unanticipated problems. Disabling menu links in the main menu settings can make your site structure unstable. Soon it won't be possible for site managers to disable menu items themselves. Check your WMS site menu and ensure it's nice and clean. For more information, see Build and restructure menus in the WMS.
Share your thoughts about search on mcgill.ca
We were pleased to kick off the new year with the launch of new search updates on mcgill.ca websites. We'd like your thoughts on the updates and ideas for further improvements. Please take our survey.
New options for digital publications
Did you resolve to make the news in 2021? We've got lots of options for old publications or fresh news feeds. Read about centrally-supported options for digital publications, periodicals, and news sites. Here are some details...
'News Release' category is only for the 'Official' role
It may be tempting to select it, but the 'News Release' category is reserved for central Communications and is only to be used for press releases put out by the communications experts in CER. Ensure you don't use the category for the Channel items you create on your own WMS site. View a complete list of other categories available to you.
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