Bye Bye, Birdie and New Features for Past Events

In the latest Columbia Sites release, we've swapped Twitter's original blue bird for the new X logo and added two new ways to showcase past events.

October 20, 2023
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New Twitter Logo

We've swapped the original blue bird for the new X logo. You can find it in the social media share panels on Person Profiles, Basic Pages, and News Articles, and in the footer after you add social media links under Site Settings.

Past Events

This release also includes two new ways to show past events.

Dedicated Landing Page for Past Events

You can now list all past events on a separate Landing Page that is created automatically. By default the landing page for past events includes all past events. But you can change this behavior to load either a specific number of events or those within a date range. Start by visiting Site Settings and selecting the Content tab. Then scroll down to Past Events Landing Page and click the dropdown to make a selection.

Columbia Sites settings for past events landing page

To make a past events page from scratch, create a Landing Page and add the "Events (past)" Views Display.

When There Are No Upcoming Events

We've also added a Views Display (Events All) that shows up to twenty past events when no upcoming events are available.

Columbia Sites Autocomplete Indexing Bug Fix

Indexing Bug Fix

We fixed a bug that inadvertently prevented content types with meta tags set to “noindex,” such as Documents, from being included in the search autocomplete filter. The remedy allows for these pages to now show up in search autocomplete.

Stay in Touch

We hope these new features make site management more user friendly. Be sure to check out the User Guide for more details, and sign up below to receive notices on new features, service issues, and more.

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