UF 2011 Template

HTML Template

How do I add a custom departmental logo to template?

No unique logos are permitted. Contact identity@admin.ufl.edu if you have questions.

How do I get the template to run on IIS with Server Side Includes?

This template should be compatible with IIS except for the date modified variable which needs to be updated with IIS server variable code. If your department does not allow includes to run on IIS the file extensions can all be changed to .cshtml and includes can be replaced using the @RenderPage(filename.shtml) function. Ex:http://www.asp.net/web-pages/tutorials/working-with-pages/3-creating-a-consistent-look.

How do I view the HTML template using WAMP on Windows?

Install WAMP from http://www.wampserver.com/en/ Go to c:/wamp/bin/apache/Apache2.2.21/conf/ and edit the httpd.conf file and remove the # from in front of "Include conf/extra/httpd-vhosts.conf" to un-comment the line and save your changes.

Go to c:/wamp/bin/apache/Apache2.2.21/conf/extra/ and edit the httpd-vhosts.conf file.

Edit DocumentRoot to point to your file location usually "c:/wamp/www/name-of-folder-with-html-template/" ex. c:/wamp/www/uftemplate/.

Edit ServerName to be whatever you want usually something like localhost.uftemplate and save your changes.

Go to c:/Windows/System32/drivers/etc/ and open the hosts file. Add another line localhost.uftemplate the same name you put for ServerName in the httpd-vhosts.conf file. When you try to save the file it will probably tell you you can't so copy the contents of the file and past it into another file and save it as hosts.txt. After saving the file edit the file name and remove the .txt extension. Paste the file in place of the existing host file you tried to edit before.

Stop and restart WAMP so your config, vhost, and host changes take effect and go to localhost.uftemplate in your browser.

WordPress Template

In the WordPress template, are there any restrictions or checks and balances flow so we don't have everyone going in and trying to add or edit posts?

Yes, in WordPress you can assign roles - author, editor, etc. - to manage the content of your site. WordPress has various roles to assign to users. These roles give different access to the WordPress Dashboard areas. To learn more about each role and its capabilities visit the WordPress Codex: http://codex.wordpress.org/Roles_and_Capabilities.

If you have a CNS-hosted virtual Web site can you also get WordPress site? Is it provided by them as part of the fee?

WordPress is not provided - you have to take steps to download a WordPress instance and upload it to the server. For information on hosting and MySQL databases visit OSG's website: http://open-systems.ufl.edu/hosting.

Do we have any general forms built to consume feed data?

WordPress has built in widgets for loading RSS feed data. There are no general forms built to push out to campus. Contact Web Services and we can provide some recommended plug-ins for forms.

How well does WordPress play with multi-site (also known as Networks)?

Well! The original set-up from UF&Shands was set up this way, so everything should work fine. For more information on WordPress networks visit the Codex: http://codex.wordpress.org/Create_A_Network

How does WordPress do backups? Has it been an issue?

By default WordPress itself does not do backups. There are several plug-ins available to create database backups. OSG also does nightly backups if the site is hosted with them. Backup frequency should be in accordance to your business needs.

Are there security issues with WordPress?

As with any product there is always the possibility of security issues. WordPress is extremely good at providing quick patches for new security vulnerabilities. The best thing you can do is keep WordPress up-to-date! The majority of security issues are actually due to plugins used with WordPress. Please take the time to make sure any plugin you use is safe.