Updates to RED

Link Tiles component: adding an email option

Hi. I’m Kurt from the UIC Office of Digital Communications. In the interest of transparency, I have decided to log and publish all my future enhancement, bug-related, accessibility, and other plugin & core-related…

LinkedIn site contact

The Theme Settings feature for Site Contact now has a LinkedIn page field included with the other social media page fields. This page link will appear with an icon in the site footer.

Dashboard updates

The WordPress dashboard for Red sites is updated to streamline some of the features. Unused functions, such as the generic “posts” are now hidden to avoid using that post-type rather than the News,…

Slideshow links

The slideshow component is updated to allow a link for the caption. Each image caption can have a separate link.

example of use of ignite campaign eyebrow

IGNITE campaign eyebrow

An optional eyebrow menu that would appear above the standard eyebrow and header is available for units to promote IGNITE: The Campaign for UIC. To enable this feature, go to Theme Settings, check…

Splash Page option

A new “splash” page option for special marketing campaigns is now available on Red. Once activated, the page would take the place of the original site Home Page. The splash page uses the…

New header options

Two updates to header option designs were added. All header options with images have new color gradients. Original color gradients were left-to-right with muted colors. The new gradients over images are top-to-bottom with…

Events highlights bug fix

The original settings for the Events highlight and the News and Events highlight components showed both past and future events. This issue is now resolved with only future events showing in those components.

Fax number in footer

A new footer field for including a FAX number is available in Theme Settings > Site Contact.