Update 4

In this special holiday edition of Aurora, we’ve bundled up a lot of small changes and pushed them out in one bunch. We’ll have another update out in the next few weeks, so stay tuned for more changes!

  • New Homepage Styles
    • Added two new homepage styles, focusing more on single row layout
      • One row, Three col, wide center.
      • One row, Three col, wide center, subdivided.
  • Slideshow
    • Fixed a bug in the slideshows that caused the slideshow captions to fade out in IE8.
  • Mobile Menu
    • The mobile menu button is now vertically centered in the titlebar.
  • Search Widget
    • Updated with better styles for desktop and tablet views
  • Hours Widget
    • Updated with better styles for desktop and tablet views
  • Contact Widget
    • Updated with better styles for desktop and tablet views
  • IE Fonts
    • IE9 and below no longer use Proxima Nova for anything but the site title, and instead get Arial. This should improve legibility for users with those browsers.
  • IE Compatibility Mode
    • Aurora sites will no longer trigger the “compatibility mode” button in IE8 and IE9.
    • Special thanks to Brian Daley from University Communicationsfor assistance with this one.
  • University User Profiles, a new plugin, is now available for use.
    • Create pages that display photos, names, and basic information of faculty, staff, or others.
    • Create profile pages for people with more detailed information.
    • Site Administrators can edit profile information, but each person listed can always update their own information as well.
    • Users can be tagged to create pages that list only certain people.
    • Flexible code for developers interested in creating themes. See the UUP Dev Guide for details.
  • New styles added to the Hale theme to support the User Profiles.
  • Improvements to the User Activation process, new users will be notified to use their NetID password to log in (activation email and confirmation page).
  • Plugin Updates:
    • UConn Banner
    • Broken Link Checker
    • Gravity Forms
    • New Blog Templates
    • User Reports
    • WPMUDev Dashboard
    • WPMUDev Videos
    • WP Super Cache