Known issues

Here's a list of the main known issues in the CMS which we're hoping to address.

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If you think you've found a new problem then please let us know.

Area Issue Workaround
Accordions - Google Map embeds An embedded map within an accordion appears zoomed out Move embed to outside the accordion
Editor - data table If multiple rows or columns selected then delete row/delete column does not work Delete rows and columns one at a time
Editor - embeds Teaser sometimes embeds as a card or vice versa When choosing whether to embed card or teaser, ensure the rotating wheel has stopped turning before you press save
Event - date and time Populated manual 'Multiple dates and times' date and time fields only appear if the 'Single event' ones have a date or time selected in them Choose a date or time in 'Single event' (even though this won't show on the website)
Event Signposting box In a 3-column layout the height of the blue box is inconsistent with other Signposting boxes No workaround at present
Event teaser embed Thumbnail image is too small. Video thumbnail image does not display No workaround at present
Home

Visual bugs for Internet Explorer 11 users:

  • White space extends below the footer
  • Extra white space appearing in the News component
  • Signposting cards overlap and expand beyond their allocated space
No workaround at present, except consider using a different browser
Home When using Chrome on MacBook, at some breakpoints longer site names do not autoscale, obscuring the name No workaround at present, except for resizing your browser
Logos When many logos are present, the scroll arrows intermittently disappear No workaround at present. Only affects logged in CMS editors, so most visitors won't experience this
Logos Not all of the right-hand logo is shown at some screen sizes No workaround at present
Media Incorrect thumbnail image showing

Find the embedded video in your Group Media tab and click ‘View’ to pull in the latest thumbnail

Media Images appear rotated after uploading Before uploading to the CMS, open the image in Photoshop or (if you're using a Mac) Preview and re-save it
Media

Images do not load in some browsers

Remove any special characters from image filenames like +, ) and ( and then remove and replace the media file with the new version
Media Image crops do not save - 'Crop width/height is smaller than the allowed size' error message Upload a higher resolution version of the image
Media Image crops do not save - 'Landscape 16:9, Square 1:1 are required' error message Adjust the crop outlines for 16:9 and 1:1 and then save
Media Images can appear low quality This is due to the compression used on the website that is used to keep the page weight small. There's no workaround at present but we are aware that a minority of images compress less well than others and hope to improve this in the future
Media 'File' media type is not shown in Related information, Signposting box and Signposting card autocomplete link lookup Manually link to file URL in the format /media/1234/download (here's more help with linking to files)
Media Playlists cannot be inserted as Video embed Embed as individual videos or email digital.help@sheffield.ac.uk to request playlist is set up in Central Component library as Raw HTML box
Media YouTube videos with extra items in the URL give an error when attempting to upload as a video embed

Strip back URL to its shortest version. For example, instead of pasting in:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qgNnVmu4Wc&list=PLqRi_1gylFdT2fBZEAcoL4VAaDQpxjZMc&index=3

Paste in:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qgNnVmu4Wc

Navigation - Group

On some breakpoints the local section nav has arrows overlapping the text or the menu button obscuring the name

No workaround at present, except for using fewer characters or zooming in or out on your browser
News story Displays 'The Display date date is invalid' error when saving Set the time and save again
Social media sharing Some Content types are not optimised when shared Home, Basic, News story, UG Course and PGT Course are optimised for social media sharing. Contact digital.help@sheffield.ac.uk to help improve this for a page using other Content types
Staff profile index Displays duplicate entries for any Staff profile links assigned to multiple departments Manually insert featured staff profiles instead of Staff profile links on an automatic Staff profile index

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