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Web Wednesday Recap – cuTheme Demo and Update

If you were unable to attend the recent Web Wednesday event, no worries we have got you covered …

For this Web Wednesday, Troy took everyone through cuTheme. He started out with a demo of the various blocks and then dug into the backend to show us how things worked from a web content manager’s perspective.

Please take a few minutes to peruse the highlights below. Watch the video for all the juicy details!

(To view examples of the blocks currently in our development environment, click on the links below. *Please note, you will need to be on VPN)

cuTheme Blocks

Core Blocks

Core blocks are content blocks provided by WordPress. These include headers, tables, buttons, quotes, and images.

Card Grids

Card grids are blocks that allow you to display content in a card format. There are currently 5 types of card grids in cutheme: news, people, events, videos, and statistics.

Stacked Listings

Stacked listings are blocks that allow you to display content in a horizontal listing format. News, people and events can be displayed this way.

Custom Blocks

Custom blocks are blocks that we have created specifically to meet the needs of our clients’ Carleton websites. These include column blocks and description list.

cuTheme Backend Demo

Next up was a tour of the backend, and how to build pages in cuTheme. Some of the features that Troy reviewed include:

Video Replay

Video Contents

  • 0:00 – Intro
  • 1:18 – Sample homepage
  • 1:53 – Core blocks
  • 3:20 – Card grids
  • 3:38 – News cards
  • 5:24 – People cards
  • 6:50 – Event cards
  • 7:42 – Stat cards
  • 8:45 – Stacked listings
  • 10:49 – Column block
  • 11:31 – Description list
  • 14:13 – Building content demo
  • 15:10 – SEO Tools
  • 15:42 – Distraction-free writing
  • 16:13 – Spotlight mode
  • 16:25 – Full screen mode
  • 16:38 – How to add blocks
  • 17:52 – Cropping images
  • 23:21 – Prepublishing checks for accessibility
  • 24:45 – Embed Kaltura videos
  • 26:20 – Add Power BI
  • 27:00 – Description List block features
  • 28:00 – Stat card features
  • 28:55 – Hero Banner
  • 31:02 – Features of listing blocks
  • 33:18 – Questions and conclusion

Next Steps

We will be sharing more details about the rollout and migration plan in the near future. Stay tuned for an event invite!

In the meantime, we encourage you to do a site review. This will help you get ready for the new theme.

If you attended the workshop, we’d love to hear your thoughts. Please share your feedback and ideas for future Web Wednesday topics using the form below!