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Displaying WordPress content within TerminalFour

The following article is intended to provide a technical overview for an administrator of T4 with access to their community extranet site. One of the current team objectives is to amalgamate a number of research related blogs into one centralised WordPress blog. The University’s research pages within the main website (published by T4) are to…

1 June 2018WordPress

Streamlining the migration of courses

We have just completed the migration of over 300 undergraduate and postgraduate courses from TerminalFour (T4) version 7 to version 8. A blog post describes how we automated parts of this migration, but we were still left with a lot of manual tidying up. This article describes how we ensured the final pages were ready for…

20 June 2017Content External website redevelopments

Migrating content from TerminalFour (T4) version 7 to version 8

We use TerminalFour Site Manager (T4) as our content management system to manage content on the main University website. We are currently migrating content for external facing audiences from version 7 (v7) to the newer version 8 of the software (v8).

1 June 2017Guides

T4 meet-up in Edinburgh

TerminalFour (T4), the company responsible for providing our content management system (also called T4), held a meet-up in Edinburgh on Thursday 24 November 2016. In previous years T4 held a two-day T44U conference in Dublin, Ireland. The new format was designed to make it easier for more local groups to get involved. There were about…

14 February 2017Articles and resources

Announcing the launch of T4v8

Soon, the digital communications team will launch a suite of webpages from the newest version of our content management system, T4. This is the beginning of the new digital style rolling out to all external facing content. In time, all content for people outside of the University will be located in T4v8, in the digital…

18 October 2016Articles and resources

What we learned about T4 programmable layouts

See our post on programmable layouts for a more technical look at programmable layouts, but stick around if you’d like more of a high-level overview of what these programmable layouts are, what they do and why we’re using them.

20 September 2016Articles and resources

TerminalFour programmable layouts

TerminalFour programmable layouts The following article assumes you are an existing power user or administrator of T4 and have access to their community extranet site. It gives an overview of what programmable layouts are and provides useful examples of how they can be used to greatly simplify the setup of T4. For example, consider the…

11 August 2016Guides

TerminalFour version 8 – T44U 2015

This is the second instalment of our coverage of the TerminalFour for you conference (T44U 2015). The first instalment covered company updates, strategy and product updates.  An exciting part of the T44U 2015 conference was a session on the forthcoming updates to Site Manager. The new version actually contains quite a lot more than is…

18 March 2016T44U

TERMINALFOUR conference – T44U 2015

From 12 to 13 of November, Steve and I travelled to Dublin for the annual T44U (TERMINALFOUR for you) conference to meet the makers of Site Manager, our content management system, learn about what they’re doing, where they’re going with the new versions as well as pick up some developer tips and tricks. All in…

12 January 2016T44U

T4 training

This post will explain the training process that is undertaken when trying to access our most prized possession, TerminalFour (T4) Site Manager. This is the content management system that sits behind our University website. In T4 there are various user levels, from contributor to administrator level. I will only be covering contributor level in this post,…

27 November 2015Team Training