Category: EdWeb CMS
Updates to do with the current Drupal CMS development project.
The University’s cookie consent approach has been under review and has now changed, shifting to a stricter approach against web analytics’ cookies, specifically those set by the Google Analytics platform. This change has been reflected by the introduction of a new cookie consent overlay and an updated guidance for our web publishing community. What is […]
The 3rd party twitter widget was originally developed to allow site owners to display a cookie free Twitter feed on their website ensuring the site content remains in line with EdWeb cookie consent. EdWeb – Cookies we use This widget was developed within the University using the Twitter API. Twitter have recently changed made significant […]
Google Analytics is a web analytics platform that collects data from websites and apps to create reports that provide insights into businesses. Google Analytics has been the chosen web analytics provider for the central University web estate for many years. A single Google Analytics property has been created for use across the central web estate […]
We have completed a review of the Web Publishing Platform (WPP) project and the migration from EdWeb to WPP at the beginning of the year. One of the outcomes of the meeting was that we feel we need to complete some crucial work on the platform and the hosting environment and have made the difficult […]
Drupal is an open source content management system which underpins EdWeb, the new Web Publishing Platform and the Design System. I was lucky enough to have a talk proposal accepted at DrupalCon Prague 2022 and learned lots more about Drupal by attending the three-day event.
Drupal is the main content management system used at the University, underpinning the bulk of our web estate. As a speaker at DrupalCon Prague 2022, I was able to share how we’ve worked with Drupal to develop the editorial interface of the new Web Publishing Platform, as well as learn more about this important system.
As a member of the Drupal Community, you would’ve been aware that the support for Drupal 7, now 10 years old, was coming to an end in November 2022. Understandably, this has caused a bit of concern across the Drupal community and in particular in the University of Edinburgh as there are still many sites […]
We are currently working on a plan of how we will move content from EdWeb into our new web publishing platform – a process which will involve creating new site structures as well as adapting and migrating content. We’ll take a look at what that might mean for lead publishers and owners of sites in EdWeb.
Development is well under way to build a new Web Publishing Platform for the University. We’ll be starting to create sites and migrate content over from EdWeb during the next 12 – 14 months. We’ll take a look at what this means for EdWeb editors.
It’s essential to build accessibility into your projects from the very beginning. For our Web Publishing Platform this doesn’t just mean that the website and its content needs to be accessible but the editorial interface of the content management system itself also needs to be accessible to as many people as possible.