UPDATE: Website Workflow Shutdown for One Week Starting July 9

Posted on 6/12/2015 2:36:35 PM

Note to all Web maintainers: Workflow will shut down at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 9 (Note: This has been updated. The original date was July 2), in preparation for the update of the IUP website design. All website workflow will cease for a full week while the entire IUP website is updated. Any content submitted after that time will not be published until Monday, July 20.

In preparation for the upcoming website redesign, the Web Team reminds web maintainers to make certain that all of their content is in a published (“A”) state. Any content in a checked-in state (“I”) will not be converted to the new design. Please review all of the content in your site’s folders, and submit whatever is not published. If you are an author submitting content, be sure to let your site approver know you have done so. Otherwise, that content will not be processed for publishing.

Website Update Seminar

After the conversion, a website update seminar will take place on July 22 in Beard Auditorium. This seminar, open to all web maintainers, will review the changes that have taken place and how website editing will be affected. Please plan to attend!

Web maintainer training sessions will take place after that time. These new training dates will be announced in an upcoming news post.

In addition to getting all of your content published, here are some things you can do to make sure all of your content is updated and help the process go smoother:

Make Sure You’re Using Quicklinks

Because this update will change the ID number of many pages on the website, it’s important to use quicklinks so that we can avoid broken links when the upgrade is done.
Web Team How-To on Quicklinks 

Check Your Summaries

On the new site, you may find that more visitors see your page summaries. Make sure these are up to date.
Web Team How-To on Summaries

Publish All Content

Any content that is in a checked-in state when we update the site will not move to the new site template. This is true even for pages that are published and currently visible on the site. Basically, any content block without a status of “A”—that is, published—will not get updated to the new design.
Web Team How-To on Checking Content In and Out

Please review the news post about the IUP website redesign for more information on what to expect and what you can do to help your site be fully updated to the new template. As always, if you have any questions, please send them to web-team@iup.edu.