WCMS update for April 2022

Wednesday, April 20, 2022
by Andrea Jennings

What’s happening with the WCMS?

Pausing WCMS 3 migration remediation between academic terms

The WCMS team will begin to implement WCMS 3 migration blackout periods in between terms to allow for adequate onboarding and offboarding of new WCMS co-op staff. The first blackout period will take place between Monday, April 18 and Monday, May 9, 2022Site launches will continue throughout this period.

While the WCMS Training and Support team will not be offering WCMS 3 site migration remediation during the blackout period, you may still:

Questions or concerns? Please submit to wcms@uwaterloo.ca.

Co-op migration remediation training session on March 12

A WCMS 3 migration remediation training session will be held on the afternoon of Thursday, March 12 for any co-op students who will be completing migration remediation during their work term. We recommend that the completion of remediation training be aligned with when that work will begin in your area. Registration and additional information can be found on our Web Resources site.

Remediation training sessions will continue to be available on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons throughout the term.

WCMS 3 releases

See what development work has been included in recent WCMS 3 release:

  • WCMS 3.1.6 release (highlights follow)
    • Added the “project” content type
    • Added image gallery options to control number of images to display, and navigation options, when the carousel type is selected
    • Added the Mailchimp block

WCMS 3 site launches – 129 sites live

11 more sites have launched in the new WCMS 3! Continue to check out the growing list on our Web Resources sites and templates page to see some of the new features and design offered in WCMS 3!

Drop-in lab closure

Have a question, or need some help with your website? A virtual Drop-in lab will be open every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon from 1-4 p.m. to provide WCMS content maintainers one-on-one website and training support. Please reach out to Charlotte Armstrong, via email or Microsoft Teams, to schedule an appointment.

WCMS 2 site launches

1 more site has launched in the WCMS since our last update.

New on Web Resources

Current development sprint:

Previous development sprints:

From the blog: