Phasing Out The Old Slideshows

When we initially launched the new UMW website, we were using a plugin called Easy Page Slideshow (EPS) to allow users to place photo slideshows on their sites. However, as we've continued to add new content to the site, and kept up with updates to the software, we've found that the EPS plugin is causing quite a few problems on the site. As a result, we are working on phasing it out so we can eventually remove it from the site entirely. Before we do so, though, we will need all content managers to make sure they are no longer using that plugin to create their slideshows. We have already deactivated the EPS plugin on many sites throughout the system, but we still have quite a few more to go. … [Read more...]

Why Can’t I Edit My Page?

When you're trying to edit a page on your site, occasionally, you might not be able to actually edit it. Instead, the editor window will be blank, your toolbar will be missing, and, if you scroll down the page a little bit, you'll probably notice that much of the rest of the editor page is missing, too. More than likely, one of the most recent things someone did while editing this page, was to upload a PDF or Word document to attach to the page. The problem is, the original plugin we used to create slideshows within the site, Easy Page Slideshow, attempts to process those PDF documents as images; when it can't figure out how to create a thumbnail of the PDF, it stops loading the editor page altogether. The quickest way to solve the issue is to delete attachments one-by-one until the editor starts working again. To do so, you can click "Delete Image" in the "Slideshow" box below the editor. When you do so, the attachment will be deleted from the server and the editor page will … [Read more...]