Recent changes to the Jetpack plugin for WordPress have left accounts disconnected.

To remedy this, perform the following steps:
1. Login to your blogs account as an admin.
2. Go to the Installed Plugins item on the Administration menu (under Plugins)
3. Locate the Jetpack plugin
4. Click ‘Activate’
5. You should see Jetpack appear in the Administration menu on the left hand side.
6. Click on Jetpack in the Administration menu.
7. Click ‘Connect to WordPress.com’.
8. Enter your account and password.
9. Jetpack should now be setup and working.

The Drupal 7.38-cws-1.1.0 update was released to our development environment on Tuesday, July 7th, and will be released to production sites on Tuesday, July 14th.  This release includes:

Major Version Upgrade

  • None

Drupal Core Bug Fix/Security Updates

  • None

OSU Module Updates

  • Install Profile and Config Modules:
    • Removed conflicting dependencies from osu_roles
    • Fixed bug that was stripping links attached to images
    • Corrected default jquery version setting
    • Removed dependencies on Admin menu
  • Locations:
    • Updated default address for Motor Pool
  • OSU Groups:
    • Fixed bug that required group users to be added twice into their first group
    • Modified module to remove redundant path for domains in hook_token alter
  • OSU Profiles:
    • Fixed issue with adding CAS users
    • Fixed broken “Affiliated with” autocomplete field

If you have questions or concerns please contact us though our contact form.

The Drupal 7.38-cws-1.0.0 update was released to our development environment on Tuesday, June 23rd, and will be released to production sites on Tuesday, June 30th.  This release includes:

Major Version Upgrade

  • Drupal core 7.38

Drupal Core Bug Fix/Security Updates

  • Drupal core 7.38: Critical multiple vulnerabilities.  The main critical issue is with the OpenID module, which we do not use in OSU Drupal 7.  For more information, please see: https://www.drupal.org/SA-CORE-2015-002

Contributed Module Updates

  • jquery upgrade module updated to 7.x-2.6 – updates Overlay code to match core, in response to core security alert, along with some smaller updates
  • honeypot module updated to 7.x-1.18 – A number of small bug fixes and a couple tiny new features—the focus in this release is on stability and fixing small bugs when integrating Honeypot with various contrib module forms. This release keeps the 7.x branch in feature parity with the new 8.x branch.

New Modules

  • none

 

If you have questions or concerns please contact us though our contact form.

The Drupal 7.37-cws-1.0.0 update was released to our development environment on Tuesday, May 11th, 2015, and will be released to production sites on Tuesday, May 19.  This release includes:

OSU Drupal Bug Fix

  • In the previous release, which included a major update to the Media module, it was discovered that the Colorbox module no longer worked, which affected the display of our Video Carousel feature. Videos themselves still worked, but they would not open in the “lightbox” that we were using for the Video Carousel feature. The fix for this required the inclusion of a new module, media_colorbox. This allowed us to simplify the View that displays the videos, so in the end we now have a better solution. This fix has already been pushed out to all of the development sites, and many of the production sites that were using videos. The rest of the production sites will get the update on Tuesday May 19 during the normal update cycle.

Drupal Core Bug Fix

  • In Drupal 7.36, a regression occurred which caused certain kinds of content to become disabled if they were originally defined by a module that is no longer available.  This has been corrected.

Major Version Upgrade

  • Drupal core 7.37

Security Updates

  • None

CWS Custom Module Updates

  • live_feeds-7.x-2.3.1 – the Beaver Job parser has been added
  • doug_fir-7.x-2.9.0 the LPI theme variant has been added

Contributed Module Updates

  • faq-7.x-1.0 has been updated to its first stable release

New Modules

  • job_scheduler-7.x-2.0-alpha4 added to support Feeds module

 

If you have questions or concerns please contact us though our contact form.

The Drupal 7.36-cws-1.2.0 update was released to our development environment on Tuesday, April 28th.  This release includes:

Major Version Upgrade

  • Media -> 7.x-2.0-alpha4
  • File Entity -> 7.x-2.0-beta1

The long-awaited update for media handling has been provided with the adoption of Media 7.x-2.0-alpha4.  Please visit the OSU Drupal Community site  to learn more about the Media module, through our Making Media Manageable article and the Media Component Overview, which provides rudimentary instructions and evaluation information.

Security Updates

  • Display Suite 7.x-2.8
    • This update was actually pushed out to production immediately last week to address a Cross Site Scripting vulnerability in production. It has been added into the update package for this week’s dev environment updates.

CWS Custom Module Updates

  • doug_fir 7.x-2.8.5
    • Updated Google Analytics javascript code
  • live_feeds 7.x-2.3.0
    • Added a new parser plug-in for Beaver Careers
  • osu_editor 7.x-1.0.0
    • New module to include all Media module and File Entity related configurations
  • osu_manager 7.x-1.1.3
    • Back-end updates, added permissions for Media and File Entity modules
  • osu_author 7.x-1.2.3
    • Back-end updates, added permissions for Media and File Entity modules
  • osu_architect 7.x-1.2.3
    • Back-end updates, added permissions for Media and File Entity modules
  • osu_editor 7.x-1.0.0
    • New module to include all Media module and File Entity related configurations
  • osu_groups 7.x-1.4.2
    • Fixed query used to determine the top-level book page

Contributed Module Updates

  • Advanced help 7.x-1.2
    • Mostly back-end fixes, though a few different, small CSS issues within the module were corrected.
  • Better Exposed Filters 7.x-3.2
    • Fixed AJAX issue that was failing with BEF links
  • CAPTCHA 7.x-1.3
    • Fixed issues with session reuse errors, improved image markup, provided environment specific CAPTCHA disabling
  • Features 7.x-2.5
    • Fixed back-end issues
  • reCAPTCHA 7.x-1.12
    • Fixed back-end issues
  • Webform 7.x-4.7
    • Fixed some conditionals related bugs, corrected some incompatibilities with Media module and other token-like markup, addressed several back-end issues

New Modules

  • Plupload    7.x-1.7
  • Multiform   7.x-1.1

These modules were added to provide bulk upload functionality for the Media module.

If you have questions or concerns please contact us though our contact form.

The Drupal 7.36-cws-1.0.0 update was released to our development environment on Tuesday, April 14th.  This release includes:

Security Updates

None

CWS Custom Module Updates

OSU Groups Module

An “Hours of Operation” field has been added to the Group node type.

Highlights Feature

The background fill that displays when a mouse hovers over a transparent background highlight has been fixed.

Contributed Module Updates

None

If you have questions or concerns please contact us though our contact form.

The next CWS Drupal release, 7.35-cws-1.0.0, will be deployed to production Drupal 7 sites on Tuesday Mar 24. This release includes:

Security Updates

  • Drupal core 7.35
  • Webform 7.x-4.5
  • Chaos Tools 7.x-1.7

CWS custom module updates

Caching
It was discovered that the varnish cache was not being cleared when the site cache in Drupal was cleared. In response, a hook was added to clear the varnish cache for a site when the site cache is cleared through using “Flush all caches”.
Lookup Module
After deleting the module, the content in the database was still present, including the tags data.  This has been corrected.
OSU Groups
Login redirection to dashboard was broken.  This has been corrected.
The appropriate Actions Permissions were added and provided to the group user role.  These permissions will allow group managers the ability to perform bulk operations when managing their users.
OSU Group Views
Every view that is a part of the OSU Group Views module has now been configured to cache for 1 hour, the same as Feature Story.  Therefore if changes do not immediately show after you make them, flush the cache.

Updates to contributed modules

New contributed modules

Domain Context
This will allow sites that use the Domain module to create Contexts that use the domain as a condition. This will be particularly helpful in fa.oregonstate.edu.

Removed contributed modules

Fancybox
We are no longer using this having instead gone with the Colorbox module.

If you have questions or concerns please contact us though our contact form.

Blogs have been updated to WordPress 4.1.

New features:

  • Twentyfifteen theme
  • Distraction-free writing mode
  • Vine embeds

New Plugins:

  • Disqus comment system – Use the disqus.com system for comments
  • Printfriendly – Creates a printer friendly version of your blog contents as well as creating a PDF of the page.

 

 

The update of the WordPress-SEO plugins has resulted in extra content being added to a blog site’s RSS feeds.

The extra content is “The post xxx originally appeared in yyy”.

To remove this content, you will need to log onto your blog site and from the wp-admin page, go to SEO -> RSS.

Remove the text in the ‘Content to put after each post’ edit section.

Save the ‘Save Changes’ and you should be good to go.

SEO RSS Content editing

With the installation of the prezi-embedded plugin, using prezi in blogs posts and pages has been simplified.

To enbed a Prezi in our blog posts, we need to do the following (from the plugin installation notes):

Place [prezi id="<Prezi ID>"] in any post or page were you want to embed a Prezi.

To find your Prezi ID, the easiest solution is to simply copy the URL of your Prezi, which should look something
like this: http://prezi.com/<Prezi ID>/<Prezi Slug>. If you paste that URL exactly as it is, the plugin is
now smart enough to extract the ID for you. Alternatively, if you would like to do it the hard way, you can
manually extract the <Prezi ID> from that same URL.

Prezi Embedder Options

In addition to a simple embed, you can also set some additional embed options:

  1. align (default = none): Aligns the Prezi left, right, or center in your post.
  2. width (default = 500): Width of viewer in pixels.
  3. height (default = 400): Height of viewer in pixels.
  4. lock_to_path (default = 0): Whether to constrain user navigation to Prezi path (1), or let them roam free (0).
  5. autoplay (default = 0): Enables option at bottom of Prezi display to start autoplay.
  6. html5 (default = 1): True (1) to use new HTML5 viewer, false (0) to use Flash-based viewer.

The following shortcode is equivalent to [prezi id="<Prezi ID>"], with default values explicitly set:

[prezi id="<Prezi ID>" width=500 height=400 lock_to_path=0 html5=1]