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Vanderbilt Website Theme Updates

Jul. 24, 2017—We are rolling out an update to all Vanderbilt websites over the coming weeks/months, which includes a long-overdue refresh of the Vanderbilt Theme that is used on OmniUpdate and WordPress sites. The refresh includes many style changes to bring sites more closely aligned with the main Vanderbilt website. Vanderbilt Brand Bar The Vanderbilt Brand Bar...

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WordPress website servers being updated January 20-25

Jan. 23, 2017—(An email to all WordPress users was sent out Wednesday, January 18 — with a notification about this update.) We will be performing a web server infrastructure update next week for WordPress websites. In order to facilitate updating these servers, which house approximately 200 websites and includes over 700 users, we are implementing a content freeze and will restrict...

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my.vanderbilt.edu being updated July 25-29

Jul. 25, 2016—(An email to all my.vanderbilt.edu users was sent out Wednesday, July 20 — with a notification about this update.) The my.vanderbilt.edu WordPress platform is being updated to the latest version of WordPress (4.5.3) this week, July 25-29. What does this upgrade mean for you? Once the upgrade is complete, the backend tool/interface that you use...

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Undergraduate Research at Vanderbilt

Feb. 12, 2015—  We worked closely with the Office of the Provost to launch a new website celebrating undergraduate research at Vanderbilt, in part to support the new strategic emphasis on the immersion experience for undergraduate students at the university. Undergraduate Research at Vanderbilt is designed to expose students to the scope of research opportunities available at the...

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WebComm assists Registrar with lookup for course renumbering

Dec. 12, 2014—The University Registrar is in the process of renumbering all courses at Vanderbilt. They requested an interface for faculty and students to be able to look up an old course number and easily find the new number.  We built a simple database tool that allows the user to start typing in the search box and...

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How can I have a slide link to a page NOT on my WordPress website?

Oct. 30, 2014—Do you want to create a slide on your WordPress website — that links to a page that isn’t on YOUR website? With the way we currently have the slideshow functioning — each slide must correlate to a page/post within your own WordPress site. However, you can create a page using the “Redirect Page” template....

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A new home for Warren and Moore

Aug. 6, 2014—Vanderbilt’s newest halls of residence opened to students in the fall of 2014. Warren & Moore Colleges house approximately 330 upper class students, and each college is led by a faculty director and two graduate students in residence. Web Communications worked closely with these faculty directors and students to bring the College Halls site to...

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New provost, new website

Jul. 1, 2014—Susan Wente was named the new provost of the university in the spring, and took over from the previous provost, Richard McCarty, July 1. As part of the transition, we worked with her team on redesigning the provost’s web presence. It is still powered by WordPress, but the look has been updated and the content,...

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Off our nut: Squirrelcast

Apr. 2, 2013—  UPDATE: Apparently the week of April 8 is Squirrel Week, and our furry foray into the world of squirrels was recognized by the Washington Post. We’re doing important work here, people. Every year, universities around the country take great pleasure in April Fool’s pranks. And every year, we sit back and watch the madness...

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Telling the Vanderbilt Story

Mar. 19, 2013—This was one of those A-HA! projects that come out of nowhere and then takes over your life—but in a good way. Lacy and I were brainstorming about something or other when we had the idea to create a site that focuses on the people at Vanderbilt. Faculty. Staff. Students. Alumni. Not the research they’re...

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Provost’s presence peps up

Mar. 19, 2013—When the Provost’s Office approached us about a redesign for their website – one that would be a vibrant academic hub for the university – we were on board. After all, their previous site was a little staid. And the chief academic officer of the university deserves a website that showcases our research and faculty...

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We need a website TODAY: The beauty of my.vanderbilt.edu

Jan. 17, 2013—“I know you guys are really busy, but – I need a website right away. Like, TODAY.” They’re the words that every project manager dreads, and hears about once a week. We understand: Work piles up, deadlines sneak up on you, you plan an entire publication around a website and then forget to ask someone...

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