Migrating to WP Engine

On 22 March 2018 we migrated the University WordPress multisite installation from St Andrews to WP Engine. One month on, what has our experience been of WP Engine and what lessons have we learnt from the migration process?

Thursday 19 April 2018 | WordPress


The importance of email signatures

Over the last few weeks I’ve spotted a new trend at the University. Namely, the fashion for excluding email signatures from emails. Now, I’m not talking about people I know well and who email me all the time. Nor am …

Tuesday 17 April 2018 | Guides


Upcoming developments on the research website project

The research website project team have been steadily moving forward with creating content and working on development for the new research website.

Thursday 5 April 2018 | External website redevelopments


Take our survey!

We’ve created a survey to find out why people use the current research webpages and what they like and dislike about that experience. Anyone who enters could win a £30 Amazon voucher for taking part! The survey will help digicomms understand …

Monday 2 April 2018 | External website redevelopments


How we worked remotely as a team during a snow storm

At the start of March 2018 the UK was hit by a snow storm known as “The Beast from the East”. The Met Office issued multiple red warnings for Scotland and as a result the University of St Andrews, among …

Thursday 29 March 2018 | Team


Digital pattern library – version 1.9.0

We have launched version 1.9.0 of the digital pattern library. This release of the DPL features new patterns that will be used on the redesigned news and media centre section of the University website.

Monday 26 March 2018 | Digital pattern library


New team member

Hi there, my name is David and I am the newest addition to the digital communications team. I started on 6 March in the role of web developer, and I will be working on delivering web projects for the University …

Friday 23 March 2018 | Team


Google Data Studio training

In 2017, Google Analytics training was created as core course on the digital visa. The training introduced participants to key Google Analytics terminology and walked through creating a dashboard in Google Analytics. However, not long after, I became aware of …

Wednesday 21 March 2018 | Training


Migrating WordPress multisite to WP Engine

The University hosts a multisite WordPress installation (wp.st-andrews.ac.uk) that provides websites and blogs for over 200 research groups and other University organisations. WordPress enables University staff and students to quickly create a website or blog and configure and administer it …

Tuesday 20 March 2018 | WordPress


Colour palette of University of St Andrews

All colour is emotive, and the University of St Andrews colour palette has been designed to reflect the values, energy and vitality of our institution. Colour is a key part of our visual identity and care should be taken when …

Friday 16 March 2018 | Design