Yesterday we completed a major upgrade of Silva to version 2.1.7. While this upgrade features bug-fixes, and lots of improvements to performance and stability, etc. on the back-end, there are a number of new features that may be of interest to users.
New Corporate Identity Layout
We’ll post more about this shortly, but a new layout is available to Silva users which is based on the UCL home page design. It’s also got viewing options for the iPhone/iPod, and a large range of new code sources (ie ‘widgets’) that can easily be set up. More on that later…
Here are a few other improvements that may be of particular interest to Silva editors…
(Slightly) Improved Editing interface
There are a few small changes to the main Silva editing interface, which should help to improve its overall usability. For details of these, see:
Google Analytics tracking codes
Currently we track all UCL Silva websites using our own Google Analytics account. However you can now add your own Google Analytics account tracking code to your publication, and track all statistics yourself as well.
To do this, go to the ‘UCL Attributes’ object of your publication. Scroll to the bottom and you’ll see the ‘Google Analytics Tracker Code’ field. Simply put your account’s code here, then ensure that your Google Analytics account profile is set to track this site.
Very important: Please check that your Google Analytics account is successfully tracking your website’s user statistics one day after setting this up. If your account hasn’t been set to track your website properly, there’s no way to get the stats back!
It’s now possible to inherit other ‘local-styles.css’ objects from higher positions in your publication.
For a list of all improvements, see: