Roadmap

New Features

  • Ability to add/apply a custom css class name to pages (page content type only)

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    The Plan

    Add the ability to add/apply a custom css class name to pages (page content type only)

    Description

    Can we add ability to add/apply a custom css class names to pages (page content type only). Permissions would work exactly the same way as this feature in widgets.

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  • Add taxonomy term screen - relations section cleanup

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    The Plan

    1) remove the weight field (its confusing and duplicates whats already found on a vocabulary term list page)

    2) Take the Parent terms field out of the collapse fieldset

    3) Relabel the field "The above named term is positioned here in the vocabulary"

    4) Convert the multiselect field to a single option select

    5) Rename root to "Top most level"

    Description

    The relations section in the Add taxonomy term screen needs some cleaning up/clarification.

    Current state of the section.

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    I propose we:

    1) remove the weight field (its confusing and duplicates whats already found on a vocabulary term list page)

    2) Take the Parent terms field out of the collapse fieldset

    3) Relabel the field "The above named term is positioned here in the vocabulary"

    4) Convert the multiselect field to a single option select

    5) Rename root to "Top most level"

    The after

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  • Have separate names for the "search box" (global) widget and "search box" (customizable) widget

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    The Plan

    Rename the default 'search box' on the layout to be site search and the customizable one to 'custom search box'

    Description

    I think we should change name of the search box widget, that normally goes in the header to search the whole site, back to "Site Search" (it's original name)

    We should also change the name of the customizable search box to "Custom Content Search" widget.. or something like this.

    It is very difficult to explain how these are VERY different but called the same name.

    See documentation to support this argument: http://docs.openscholar.harvard.edu/u...

Bug Fixes

  • OS app settings available when app is disabled

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    The Plan

    When any or all of the apps: booklets, events and faqs are disabled, the app settings link should not appear in the menu.

    Description

    When booklets, events and faqs (or any one of these) is disabled, the app setting still appears in the menu. It shouldnt.

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  • Primary and secondary menu disappear from the widget listing in layout after the menu is removed from the layout.

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    The Plan

    Fix the bug so that the widget is not deleted from the list of widgets when it is removed from a layout

    Description

    Steps to reproduce:

    On a page (for example front page), using the contextual link to remove the primary menu. Then, the primary menu widget can be found in the widget listing in layout. That means users is no longer to get the widget back.

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    Also, one more thing is that no more "undo this action" link shows when I click the "Remove Widget" link on the primary menu widget.

  • (Logged-in) Error messages container/div displaying when it shouldnt

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    The Plan

    Fix issue so that while logged-in, the error messages container/div only displays when theres an error present.

    Description

    While logged-in, the error messages container/div should only display when theres an error present.

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  • Problem with adding animated gifs

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    The Plan

    Fix the bug so that animated gifs work correctly when uploaded into Openscholar

    Description

    http://docs.openscholar.harvard.edu/o...

    I tried this weekend and then today. At this point, I think it's Platform related.

  • Adding a link where the link text includes a ">" causes utter choas

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    The Plan

    CKEDitor - fix the bug so that link text with > and < symbols work

    Description

    It took us a while to replicate this. When we add a link where the link text is something like "more >", everything looks fine in the editor but when we save the link text is now ' ">more > '

    There are times when this screws up the text after the link but that's harder to reproduce.

    This is a link to a screen recording I did to help illustrate the problem.

    https://hu-my.sharepoint.com/personal...

  • Clean up confirmation message area

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    The Plan

    Clean up confirmation message area

    Description

    This looks terrible. Clean up the appearance.

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  • Custom themes: wysiwyg font mismatch

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    The Plan

    Fix the bug so that wysiwyg fonts match in custom themes

    Description

    Custom themes that define their own font styles are no being reflected in the wysiwyg editor. We can make a partial improvement to this. In custom themes that define a body or a heading (h2, h2, etc.) font family we should be able to display that font family in the wysiwyg editor. Having said that, some custom themes use very specific css selectors in order to apply a font family to an element. In that case, an exact display of the font style (size, weight, etc) may not be possible.

    Again, at the very least we should be able to display the font family of the custom theme.

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  • Not able to embed Scribd document

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    The Plan

    [coming soon]

    Description

    Issue from ticket INC02106632.

    When I try to embed a public document, it displays the URL verbatim instead of embedding the document.

    Example public Scribd document:

    https://www.scribd.com/document/12400...

    Example embed media widget on OpenScholar:

    http://hwpi.harvard.edu/joe/test-scri...

    Scribd is on the embed.ly provider list:

    http://embed.ly/providers

  • Search Box widget not filtering results properly

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    The Plan

    Fix the search box widget so that the filtering works properly

    Description

    I am using the Search Box widget, but it's ignoring the search parameters that I've set in the widget:

    Content type

    Filter by: vocab

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    It should only render this one result:

    http://hwpi.harvard.edu/chge/resource...

    See example:

    http://hwpi.harvard.edu/chge/resource...

  • Publications ordering

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    The Plan

    Faceted Taxonomy publications should follow the same sort order as in settings --> publciations

    Description

    Publications are ordered alphabetically within a year. This is problematic since we need to be able to manage the ordering.

    So maybe the system could do the following:

    • use upload date as the default

    • allow user to edit the upload date (maybe down to hours / minutes)

    • allow users to create and assign tags to publications, in which case papers with the same tag get grouped within each year

    • add a “promote” flag per tag that would promote the papers with that tag to another page

  • Add menu item contextual link on front page loads forever.

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    The Plan

    Fix the bug so that the add menu item loads correctly

    Description

    This problem only happens in the vsite front page, but not in other pages.

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  • Publication: Journal Article citation contains some information which can't be found in the form

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    The Plan

    Remove the extra information marked in red in the publication display

    Description

    Here is an example: in http://scholar.harvard.edu/tcheng3/pu... page.

    There are some month and/or day information following the year can't be found in the form.

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  • FAQ app 'Read More' links not distinguishable

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    The Plan

    Generate the title attribute for the Read More links in FAQs as it is in other content types

    Description

    The FAQ app truncates longer answers to a teaser with a 'Read More' link to the full text. That link text does not well describe where the link goes and when an FAQ contains multiple longer answers, the page has multiple links with the same link text but different destinations. This is particularly a problem for site visitors using a screen reader. (ironic) Example: Frequently Asked Questions | Assistive Technology Center.

    In automated accessibility checkers like SiteImprove, such links may be flagged under WCAG 2.4.4 and say "The link text is not sufficient" and/or "Non-distinguishable links."

    In other parts of OpenScholar, teasers with generated 'Read More' links contain additional link text (visually hidden using a span with class="element-invisible") to better describe their destination and make them distinguishable. Example: Presentations | Harvard University Information Technology.

  • Control Panel - Browse Content not appearing

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    The Plan

    Fix the bug so that the browse content screen loads correctly

    Description

    On hwpi, when I click Site Content -> Browse-> Content, I see a blank screen with Comments on top img

  • Style "skip to main content" link on focus

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    The Plan

    Style "skip to main content" link on focus

    Description

    The "Skip to main content" links on every page are visually hidden until somebody tabs to them, they are displayed on focus. I don't know if their styling changed recently or if SiteImprove's accessibility checker changed but starting last week, it started flagging these links for not changing the visual styling the element upon keyboard focus; they call it "Highlighting elements" and associate it with WCAG 2.4.7.

    This is not really a problem for actual humans, the parent div is visually displayed when the link is focused, and changing from not visible to visible should be sufficient highlighting.

    Right now there's a declaration

    skip-link a:hover, #skip-link a:focus, #skip-link a:active {

    outline: 0;
    

    }

    that exists only to override the styling of all focused links, just for this "Skip to" one.

    a:focus {

    outline: thin dotted;
    

    }

    To satisfy the automated checkers that can't catch changes to a parent element, I suggest removing the first declaration, allowing the "Skip to main content" link have a style on focus, same as all the other links on the page.

    Since the link has a background that may closely match that of the background of what it appear over (e.g. branding_header) and is not styled as a link (text-decoration: none;), you could say the outline of focus is helpful to make it more noticeable and to convey its "clickability."

  • Section Navigation showing arrow when it shouldn't

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    The Plan

    Fix the bug so that the arrow does not show up when there are no child links

    Description

    On http://hwpi.harvard.edu/digital-content-connect/past-events, an arrow indicating dropdown is appearing when there is no subpage under (Campus Collaboration, June 2016): 

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  • Broken image for exe file icon

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    The Plan

    Fix the image for the exe file icon

    Description

    The image cannot be found at the path in the HTML:

    src="/profiles/openscholar/modules/os/modules/os_files/icons/application-x-msdos-program.svg"

    For an example, see file attachments field here (bottom of page):

    http://training.rcs.hbs.org/workshop-...

  • Download Citations link not working

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    The Plan

    Fix the download citations link

    Description

    The the Publications section, a "Download Citations" link appear for logged in users only.

    The link points to "#".

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    See example:

    http://hwpi.harvard.edu/joe/publications

  • Private Site login page not responsive

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    The Plan

    Make the private site login page responsive

    Description

    Why isn't the Private Site login page responsive? It seems to be rigidly formatted at a set minimum width:

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Infrastructure Upgrades