Thursday, April 23, 2020

WCMS co-op training for spring term

If you have hired a co-op student for the upcoming spring term who will need to complete the WCMS courses, please assist them in registering via LEARN as we will not be offering a co-op-specific training session at this time.

Thursday, April 2, 2020

WCMS Drop-in lab open online

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We are back - virtually!

Beginning April 2, a virtual Drop-in lab will be open every Thursday afternoon to provide WCMS content maintainers one-on-one website and training support.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

WCMS change management survey

What is happening? Information Systems & Technology’s (IST) Web Development team has launched a survey to gather feedback from WCMS users that will help inform change management processes for the WCMS 3 Rebuild project. 

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

WCMS 2.8.1 release

All WCMS "FDSU", single page, conference and publication sites are being upgraded to WCMS 2.8.1. At the same time, servers are being upgraded to newer versions of the infrastructure, including PHP 7.3. This release does not affect UWaterloo Scholar sites.

This upgrade is scheduled to be deployed to pilot sites overnight on Friday, March 27th, and to production sites starting on Tuesday, April 7th.

These release notes are subject to change without notice.

Note that this was originally published as the 2.8.0 release; a last minute change necessitated changing the tag to 2.8.1.

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Co-op student training for the Winter term

We will be offering WCMS for Content Maintainers Co-op training on January 7 & 8 from 9am – noon. (this is the ITPD099, WCMS for Content Maintainers course). They must attend both mornings to receive credit. Register your co-op student for training.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

UWaterloo Scholar 1.7 release

All UWaterloo Scholar sites are being upgraded to UWaterloo Scholar version 1.7. This upgrade is scheduled to be deployed to UWaterloo Scholar production sites between 9:00 pm and 10:00 pm on Wednesday, November 20, 2019.

Monday, September 30, 2019

Development freeze for external (non-WCMS team) developers – May 2020

What is happening? Effective May 1, 2020, the WCMS will no longer be accepting new or changed features from external (non-WCMS team) developers for use with WCMS 2 (Drupal 7).

What is the impact? Custom development work affecting WCMS 2 sites will not be shipped to production as of this date. At that point, any future custom development will only be considered for WCMS 3 (Drupal 8 initially, then Drupal 9) and will be targeted to ship only when the affected sites have been moved to WCMS 3.

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