OAC Updates 2023

 

As we wrap up the year, here is a summary of all the new changes in the Online Academic Community (OAC) in 2023.

Themes

Three new WordPress themes are now available for users in the OAC, these are the Twenty Twenty-One, Twenty Twenty-Two, and Twenty Twenty-Three themes.

 

 

Both the Twenty Twenty-Two, and Twenty Twenty-Three themes take advantage of a new WordPress Site Editor that replaces the traditional Customize Tool.

Find out more about the site editor tool on the official WordPress site here:: https://wordpress.com/support/site-editor/

 

Gutenberg Page Builder

The Gutenberg Page Builder provides a new way to edit your OAC pages. This block-based builder allows users to customize pages by adding content elements to the rows and columns of your page. This flexible page builder allows for more customization and flexibility when creating your OAC website.

Find out more about the new page builder on the official WordPress site here: https://wordpress.org/documentation/article/wordpress-block-editor/

 

 

Plugins

Four new plugins have been added to the site. You can find a short summary of each below:

Yoast SEO

The Yoast SEO plugin can help users enhance the search engine optimization (SEO) of their OAC websites. This plugin is available by request. Please contact ltsisupport@uvic.ca for further assistance with this plugin.

Find out more about the plugin: https://wordpress.org/plugins/wordpress-seo/

Newsletter

The Newsletter plugin can help users create subscriber lists and send out Newsletters from the OAC. This plugin is available by request. Please contact ltsisupport@uvic.ca for further assistance with this plugin.

Find out more about the plugin: https://wordpress.org/plugins/newsletter/

 

One Click Accessibility

One Click Accessibility allows users to add an accessibility toolbar to their OAC sites. This provides a handful of accessibility features for site visitors. This plugin can be enabled from your OAC Dashboard -> Plugins.

Find out more about the plugin: https://wordpress.org/plugins/pojo-accessibility/

Ninja Forms

Ninja Forms provides a user-friendly contact form builder for OAC websites. This plugin can be enabled from your OAC Dashboard -> Plugins.

Find out more about the plugin: https://wordpress.org/plugins/ninja-forms/

 

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