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  • jarbenne 9:37 am on June 1, 2023 Permalink | Reply  

    Taking off the Jetpack 

    I think we have had the Jetpack plugin activated on the Commons since we first launched back in 2012. As we have grown, so as it. Although the functionality it provides is incredibly useful, we can no longer ignore the how unwieldy the plugin has become for us to manage on a platform used by students. This isn’t a slight against its developers: I imagine they don’t have sites like us in mind when they are building out the plugin. We’ve done our best to shield students from the login prompts and subscription advertisements that pop up throughout the dashboard, but it seems over the last few years, we’ve just had to continually add additional code to hide features that don’t align to our site usage. When you look at the list of modules we are turning off, it far exceeds the number we are running.

    If you notice something has broken on your site please let us know either via email or in the comments here. We will be working over the next few weeks to find alternatives for functionality that we want to preserve.

  • jarbenne 2:24 pm on May 6, 2021 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: excel, microsoft, onedrive, powerpoint, word   

    Embed Content from OneDrive 

    You can now embed content from your school OneDrive using the new OneDrive block in the editor. The following tutorial explains the process.

    Note only Office file formats are currently supported (.docx, .pptx, .xlsx). Other file formats will render with icons and clickable links:

    Image of a PDF from OneDrive added to a post.

    When you add a file from your OneDrive, the integration automatically creates a “Everyone with the link can View” share link to ensure your blog audience has proper access to the file. Deleting the post will not revoke this access: You would need to navigate to the file in your OneDrive to manage access to the file.

  • jarbenne 11:35 pm on May 4, 2020 Permalink | Reply  

    Shrinking Imagery Uploaded to the Commons 

    By default, current cameras and tablets create hi-res imagery that is too big to render effectively on the web. We are now automatically shrinking your images when you upload them to a max width of 1024px. You shouldn’t notice a change, other than posts with numerous images loading significantly faster.

    Please report any issues you come across.

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