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News and Updates about the SERC Content Management System

Changes to Special Characters
Posted: Jul 11 2008
We've made changes to how the system handles special characters. This may effect existing pages.
Update on uls
Posted: Jun 10 2008
The CMS will now recognize pages that have ul tags without li tags and prevent you from editing them in the wysiwyg view.  You can fix them in the standard view.
Beta Test WYSIWYG Editing
Posted: May 27 2008
Those of you who are curious/intrepid can change your Editing Level to 'beta' to test drive the new wysiwyg editing tool. It's available temporarily so that we can get some testing and feedback.
Changes to File and Image Upload Forms
Posted: Apr 18 2008
The File and Image upload dialogs now ask for information about permissions and reuse. They also now automatically detect file types.
CMS News Now Available as RSS
Posted: Apr 18 2008
News about updates to the CMS is now available via RSS. I've included older messages into this new feed although their dates may be misleading. Hopefully with this new system I'll publish news of CMS changes in a more timely manner.
Automated Cataloging of Links
Posted: Apr 12 2007
Following a major revamp of SERC cataloging infrastructure we've moved to a system that automatically identifies external resources that are linked to from multiple location across the site and creates 'starter' catalog records for these pages.
Make Items Live at Different Granularities
Posted: Oct 17 2006
New options are available for making items live.
Watermark on Development Pages
Posted: Feb 16 2006
Development pages are now watermarked in an attempt to avoid confusion.
Minor Update to Submission Queues
Posted: Feb 2 2006
It is now possible when viewing submission queues to rapidly mark a series of submissions (using a new checkbox on the right), and then delete them all at once (using the button at the top of the right-most column). This should make it easier for folks to efficiently clear out submission spam. Also, the brief display of submission contents in the queue has been compacted a bit to minimize scrolling.
Editing Interface Gets Some Upgrades
Posted: Dec 29 2005
A number of new features and refinements have been made to various editing pages.