WP2.0 Anomalies

Custom Content Types

A handful of WebPublish 2 worked with the WebPublish service team to develop custom content types. This is service that will not be offered in WebPublish 3. If you have questions about a custom content type in use on your site, you can submit a ticket to inquire with the WebPublish service team on options for moving forward.

Site Style

Some sites have a module called Site Style enabled. This module allowed them to upload a custom CSS file to apply to their site.

If you encounter a site that is using Site Style, you’ll need to determine whether the customizations are still necessary. If they are necessary, the you may need to consider migrating to a Custom site. While we can migrate the content, you will be responsible for adding the required styling. 

Opting for a Custom site is a serious commitment and requires significantly more experience in web design/development to maintain. To help the site owner decide about whether to move forward with a Custom site, you can direct them to the following pages to review the necessary skills and commitment required to maintain a site at this service level. In most cases, we would recommend omitting the custom CSS changes and moving forward with a basic site:

Don’t hesitate to contact the WebPublish service team if you have questions or concerns about handling a site with this customization.

Custom Terms

When first created, all WebPublish 2 sites are only built with two default terms in the Tags vocabulary: News and Events. However, site administrators can add additional terms to this vocabulary, if they wish to group or categorize content differently.

Some sites may have worked with the WebPublish service team to create a custom view block to feed content with their specific tags.

If you encounter a view block that is feeding in content from a custom taxonomy term, it will most likely fit into either the more general News or Event category. To migrate this content, evaluate which content type it will fit in best: Article or Event. Then, follow the tutorial to “Add a term” to a vocabulary on the Taxonomy page. To add the term to the Article content type, you’ll need to add it to the Tags vocabulary. To add the term to the Event content type, you’ll need to add it to the Events vocabulary.

By adding a term to this vocabulary, it will allow you to tag the relevant content, effectively categorizing it. You can then use the Feed Block (News) and Feed Block (Events) paragraphs to display them, as a replacement for the view block. When adding the paragraphs, you’ll just need to tag the relevant term and they will only pull in content with that tag.

Alternative People Directory Styling

Some sites have directory content that has been formatted in ways other than the People Directory – such as accordions, etc.

Social Media Feeds

Some sites have embedded a social media feed in a generic block on their site (e.g., Twitter). This displays a list of recent tweets. Generally, we are hoping to move away from using these feeds, so you'll need to evaluate whether it’s necessary. If so, we recommend migrating the social media feed to a two column body paragraph, keeping a smaller ratio for the column where the feed will be embedded, and placing some other page content in the other column. To migrate the feed:

  1. In WebPublish 2, hover over the block and click “Configure block”
  2. Switch to the source code and copy the embed code (it should look similar to the following);

<p><a class="twitter-timeline" data-widget-id="519513822193647616" href="https://twitter.com/LLCUatQueens">Tweets by @LLCUatQueens</a> <script>!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+"://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");</script></p>

  1. Add the 2 column body paragraph to the relevant page in WP3. Set the column split so the column that will contain the feed is set to 30%.
  2. Turn on the source for the relevant column and paste in the embed code.  

Double menus

There is no equivalent functionality for double menus at this point in time. If a site requires a double menu, you may consider offering the the Link set paragraph as an alternative. The link set could be added on the main homepage or to each page of the site, to act as a secondary menu.