January 2017


It's Time for a Change

A new year brings new changes to UF Health Communications online magazines with the upgrade of their look and feel utilizing a new limited release theme, Chronos. Chronos was developed by UF Health Web Services' own Web Developer, Bill Columbia, to update the older template used by publications such as Florida Physician, News+Notes, and The Q Report. Additional magazines from the division are also expected to migrate in the coming months. Chronos updates the look and feel of the online content with a more elegant and responsive design for mobile devices, and allowing for more design customization for each article and publication. 

Thanks to the hard work of the UF Health Communication staff, they were able to unveil their new and improved online magazines just after the new year

New Core Contributor for WordPress

Chris Wiegman, UF Health Web Services newest developer, has earned the “Core Contributor” status with the current version of WordPress. He is one of the few developers that have actually contributed core code to WordPress. While Chris has been part of the WordPress core team for over 5 years where he has managed projects and contributed code to numerous WordPress plugins, this is the first time that actual code he has submitted has been accepted in the main WordPress product. Chris' expertise and experience building very large-scale WordPress sites, has allowed Web Services to continue to improve its service to: patients, faculty, and staff, website performance, security, and implement new website features for our public-facing websites and The Bridge.

Spammers Targeting Your Website Forms?

Add a Captcha! A Captcha is a small field within a form that allows the system to separate human input from spam thereby blocking attempts to send the form with fake user input. 

There are two ways to add a Captcha to your site depending on the type of form you are using.

If you are using the Email Contact Widget to collect information from your site users, you can add a Captcha by going to Appearance in the Dashboard Navigation Menu (left-hand menu when logged into WordPress), then Widgets. Select the Email Contact Form Widget, then check the box next to Show Captcha? Then Save your Widget.


To add a Captcha to a form you've previously created, go to Forms, then select the form you want to edit. In the Advanced Fields area, select the CAPTCHA field by dragging and dropping it into your form. Click on Update to save your form.

If you receive a website error about your Captcha at anytime, please contact webservices@ahc.ufl.edu.

Wilmot Gardens Newsletter Redesigned!

The Wilmot Gardens newsletter focuses on promoting the healing and enrichment opportunities provided to the UF community at large. Over the last few months, with the help of Bailey Hillman, their newsletter has undergone a bit of a facelift. Thanks to Bailey's own eye for design, the Wilmot Gardens Newsletter is full of vibrant articles inspired by the vibrancy of the grounds at Wilmot Gardens!

Read the January 2017 Wilmot Gardens Newsletter

Gravity View Joins the Gravity Tools Suite of WordPress Plugins

This month we have added a new plugin to the Gravity Tools Suite! Gravity View is a plugin that gives you control over how to display the data from your form entries in an easy to read and manageable way. Your website then becomes more than just an archive of information, but part of your workflow and organizational systems. 

The Gravity Tools Suite is comprised of three plugins: Gravity Forms, Gravity Flow, and Gravity View. Each plugin is very robust and can help you complete certain tasks. However, when their functionalities are combined, you get the added benefit of tailoring their features to increase your productivity. 

Contact Nina Trombi to schedule a demo of the Gravity Tools Suite!


Form Attachment Download Problem Fixed in Gravity Forms

Web Services has recently released a fix to the website that solves a problem for some users who allowed files to be uploaded to their site via a Gravity Form. Now file attachments can be viewed by clicking on the file name in an emailed notification or through the entries stored on the website. Previously, users would receive an HTTPS security error and block their access. 

Please report problems such as these to Web Services immediately at webservices@ahc.ufl.edu .