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EBS Plugin Update

January 4, 2022

A plugin update has moved the options that allow you to add buttons, columns, horizontal rules, notification boxes, and more.

Issue With Form Submissions

July 6, 2021

Form submissions stopped working properly in June. We strongly suggest all site editors review their form submissions to ensure they are aware of all entries submitted.

Your Forms and the Upcoming Migration

March 11, 2021

Between March 21st and March 25th all School of Medicine WordPress websites will be migrating to a new, cloud hosting environment. This migration should be seamless to your website visitors. If your website is affected by this  migration, you will see a large notice that says “Upcoming Migration” in the dashboard of your website when you … Read more

Try It Yourself: Embed a YouTube Video

January 12, 2021

There are a few ways to add videos to your site. If you have a video uploaded to YouTube, you can easily embed the video in a page on your site using a short code or iframe.

Try It Yourself: Full Width Sections

January 4, 2021

You can add full width images, videos, and background colors to a page in order to break up the content on the page and add more visual appeal.

Upcoming Feature Changes – Sticky Feedback Modal

December 11, 2020

You may have recently received correspondence from UNC’s Digital Accessibility Office concerning an ongoing, University-wide effort to commit to making School of Medicine websites accessible to users with visual, auditory, speech, physical, learning, cognitive and neurological disabilities.

Upcoming Website Migration Correction

December 7, 2020

Correction for School of Medicine SOM Web Authors may have recently received a message about upcoming maintenance affecting a WordPress website that you manage. This migration is not affecting the School of Medicine websites at this time. The December 6 – December 10 hold on website edits, therefore, does not apply to School of Medicine … Read more

Try It Yourself: Collapse-O-Matic

November 30, 2020

You can use the Collapse-O-Matic plugin and shortcode to display information in expandable sections, similar to the accordion shortcode.

Try It Yourself: Font Awesome Icons

November 23, 2020

There are hundreds of free Font Awesome icons that can be used to add visual appeal to your site. Create a “Quick Links” section on your homepage, add and icon to a button, or try using the Font Awesome Section Header.    

Try It Yourself: SOM Header Shortcode

November 16, 2020

Add visual appeal to your homepage or other landing pages on your website by implementing the School of Medicine Header. This header will make the information on your website stand out.  

Try it Yourself: Buttons

October 20, 2020

Try adding buttons to your site in order to highlight certain links and create a call to action. Try adding a button to “Make a Gift” or “Contact Us” to your homepage.

How to Clean Up Text Styles

October 12, 2020

New training was just added that shows you how to quickly clean up “bad” text styles and restore consistency to the content you present on your web site.

Try it Yourself: Columns

October 2, 2020

You can use the columns short code to split your content into two or more columns. This can also be used to place a photo next to a block of text, or put three or more buttons in a row.

Try it Yourself: People Directory

September 25, 2020

If you want to display a list of faculty and staff, try using the People Directory plugin. This plugin displays a photo, title, and description for each member in a list or grid view. View an example

2019 IT Award Nominations

November 18, 2019

Every year UNC holds an awards ceremony to recognize Information Technology employees who have done outstanding work in their departments. We are pleased to announce that this year, three of our very own from School of Medicine IT Web Development were nominated for awards. David Kinton and Jay-Ar Foronda were nominated for their work on … Read more

White Coat Modular Card Shortcode

October 28, 2019

We are excited to announce the release of a new White Coat theme feature – Modular Cards! This new feature can be used to display news posts. While the development is ongoing as this is a beta release, we will continue to update the documentation with new attributes. You can find the documentation for this … Read more

Broken Link Checker Plugin Removed

October 15, 2019

Broken links can be a big problem for user experience as well as SEO, but the tool you use to check for those broken links matters. Recently the Broken Link Checker plugin has been removed because of a security vulnerability and because it is nearing the end of its life. Additionally, using any WordPress plugin … Read more

ServiceNow Portal

July 30, 2019

Some of you may have noticed the new and improved ticket intake system that was launched campus-wide on July 30, 2019. ServiceNow is easy to use and it is the best way for our IT staff to receive requests and offer the help that you need. ServiceNow can be accessed by going to and … Read more