Web Services

Scheduled Site Maintenance

Site Editors, We are blocking access to the wpdev.dixie.edu dashboard and backend from June 19, 2019 to June 21, 2019 as we are working on updating the site. Thank you for your patience!

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Start Here: Web Resources

Last updated: May 7, 2019 DSU Web Services has put together a series of resources, tutorials and documentation to help our team and departmental site editors learn more about the basics of HTML, how to use WordPress and how to make the most of your site. Table of Contents Assets & DownloadsTutorial SeriesReusable Image Downloads […]

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The Admin Approval Process

Hello! We have created a new approval process for page updates and creation. This process is ever-changing, and your feedback is appreciated so we can make site maintenance even easier. 1. Site Content Modifications Making Changes To An Existing Page After you make changes to your page, please make sure to add a Change Summary […]

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Troubleshooting Guide: Logging into dixie.edu

PLEASE NOTE: The login URL should be kept secret, since it was moved from wp-login to prevent brute-force attacks via web crawlers or anyone who isn’t a web content editor. If you can’t remember the login URL, please call web services via your office phone. For that reason, the login URL will hereby be referred […]

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Interns: How to Update the DSU Theme

Please read your instructions very carefully before you begin. Make an additional site backup. After your site editors have emailed you, please also make a backup of their site. If you are unsure of how to do this, I’ve included instructions in the site editor edition of this tutorial.I’m also asking the server team to create a detailed backup of our database and […]

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Site Editors: How to Update the DSU Theme

Backup your site. Log into your site dashboard and select Tools > Export. Make sure you choose to export All Content. Download the export file, and keep it in a safe place.Email your assigned intern and let them know you’re ready for the big move. yes, every site has to move.Keep in contact with your intern. Your […]

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Update Jan 11, 2019

Before we dive in to how we plan to migrate from wpdev to production, let’s go over some brand-new features. Little Updates With the security release of WP 5.0.1 and the maintenance releases of 5.0.2 and 5.0.3, we’ve been handling a lot of little updates including: updating deprecated coderefactoring to meet WP best practicesmaking sure […]

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What’s New in WP 5.0 & Gutenberg

Dixie State University’s main website is experiencing some fantastic changes.  Here’s what you need to know.  Featured image and more beginner tips by Atomic Blocks. Table of Contents Gutenberg: BlocksEditing BlocksReordering BlocksWordPress: Code StructureNew DSU Custom FeaturesA Warm DSU Web WelcomeSite Editor TrackerColour SettingsImage File Size WarningsDisplay Site ThemeGlobal DSU Site IconsTheme mergingGlobal “Blog” StylingCustomizable […]

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New Tools Available in the Visual Page Editor!

We have several new features available for you to use in the page editor! This article will walk you through the new tools and how to use them. List Buttons Our first feature is the bulleted and numbered list buttons, which makes it easy to format a list. new bulleted and numbered list buttonsBulleted Lists […]

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DSU Page Theme Options

Web Services offers several themes to choose from for your department page   Standard: Dixie-s15 The Standard template includes a large photo header, left side navigation bar, and customized web content that can include anything from your mission statement to recent blog posts. Current pages with the Standard format are Web Services and University News. Specialized […]

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Issues with File Uploads

Update:File uploads, saving and editing is working as expected again. Thank you for your patience. We’re currently experiencing issues with being unable to save file uploads, and you may experience disruptions or errors while editing posts or pages. We’re working hard to resolve these issues as soon as we can, and will post updates frequently. […]

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