Setup and configuration of Sub Domains

Project Description

The request was initiated by Géna Thompson

“Na aanleiding van my gesprek met Adelle verlede week wil ek graag ‘n projek versoek vir opstelling en konfigurasie van subdomains. Die implementering van subdomains kan nou volstoom voortgaan nadat die nuwe theme geimplementeer is. Ons gaan wegtrek met Fakulteit Natuurwetenskappe (hulle het tans die meeste inhoud) en ons het reeds ‘n eerste vergadering met hulle gehad”

Natural Sciences het toe met Agricultural Sciences van Mafikeng gemerge. Ons het Agriculture se inligting op hierdie web subsite bygewerk.

Die ander 7 fakulteite is van die begin af reg geskep (met die merge van die 15 fakulteite na 8 in geneem).

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Project Progress

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Project Timing

  • Start
    Jan 18 2016
  • End
    Oct 31 2017

01/18/2016 10/31/2017

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1. Planning Complete 100% Tasks 22 / 22

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Description

A total of 9 sub domains is planned for 2016. The plan is to provide and facilitate the content redevelopment on eight new faculty sub domains and one support (services sub domain). (We are implementing the new strategy of merged faculties over campuses (from fifteen faculties to eight faculties on the sub domains.) We provide the platform and assist in layout development and other needs.

(Eight faculties – Names not confirmed yet – Natural Sciences, Health, Law, Economic and Management Sciences, Education, Humanities, Engineering, Theology)

‘How-to’s’ – for Drupal Bootstrap themes

22 of 22 completedTasks

  • Determine who is getting subdomains in this project
  • Determine the phases & tasks for subdomains
  • Get approval for sub domain names - BMC council
  • Plan - Document Project overview
  • Create document - Project overview (Web Office)
  • Monthly Feedback - Documentation and Meeting - January (Weekly)
  • Monthly Feedback - Documentation and Meeting - February (Weekly)
  • Monthly Feedback - Documentation and Meeting - March (Weekly)
  • Monthly Feedback - Documentation and Meeting - April (Weekly)
  • Monthly Feedback - Documentation and Meeting - May (Weekly)
  • Monthly Feedback - Documentation and Meeting - June (Weekly)
  • Monthly Feedback - Documentation and Meeting - July (Weekly)
  • Monthly Feedback - Documentation and Meeting - August (Weekly)
  • Monthly Feedback - Documentation and Meeting - September (Weekly)
  • Monthly Feedback - Documentation and Meeting - October (Weekly)
  • Monthly Feedback - Documentation and Meeting - November (Weekly)
  • Monthly Feedback - Documentation and Meeting - January (Weekly)
  • Monthly Feedback - Documentation and Meeting - February (Weekly)
  • Monthly Feedback - Documentation and Meeting - March (Weekly)
  • Monthly Feedback - Documentation and Meeting - April (Weekly)
  • Monthly Feedback - Documentation and Meeting - May (Weekly)
  • Monthly Feedback - Documentation and Meeting - June (Weekly)

2. Library Subdomain (library.nwu.ac.za) Complete 100% Tasks 12 / 12

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Description

Completed

12 of 12 completedTasks

  • First Stakeholder Meeting
  • Clone Library sub-domain in AEGIR (check to see that there is enough disk space)
  • Sub domain Config - New Homepages in three languages / change on server in tpls / delete 3 old pages / Change frontpage location on drupal subdomain
  • Sub domain Config - Create Business Units on sub domain / create role for each BU / Set permissions of new roles
  • Stakeholder meeting
  • Assist with layout and config of homepage
  • New Block & Menus
  • Create & style Homepage for them
  • Upload content - Done by Elize van Eldik
  • Additional styling for this sub-domain
  • Arrange DNS name & configure Google Stats
  • Setup & tweak Solr Search

3. Support Departments Subdomain (services.nwu.ac.za) Complete 100% Tasks 7 / 7

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Description

After some deliberation the BMC has decided to keep the Support Services sorted per campus. Their request to list them alphabetically provided several problems since most of the support departments is not aligned between the campusses yet.

Service departments are still restructuring and we are merging the departments (Business Units) or creating new ones for content to be created on the services subsite in the 2nd halve of 2017.

 

7 of 7 completedTasks

  • Clone sub domain in AEGIR
  • DNS name change / Set up Google Analytics / Link from Corporate site to new sub domain
  • Sub domain Config - New Homepages in two languages / change on server in tpls / delete 2 old pages / Change frontpage location on drupal subdomain
  • New Content Types
  • Update Main Menu with newest version (Features)
  • Additional Styling for this subdomain (style.css)
  • Setup & tweak Solr Search

4. Natural Sciences Subdomain (natural-sciences.nwu.ac.za) Complete 100% Tasks 20 / 20

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Description

Temporary staff member that contributed the content for these pages is not working at NS anymore. Progress here is now slow.

Meeting with publishers to check whether all their content has been moved correctly to natural-sciences domain – 06/02/2017.

Natural Sciences Subdomain

20 of 20 completedTasks

  • First Stakeholder Meeting - natural-sciences.nwu.ac.za
  • Clone Natural Sciences sub domain in AEGIR
  • DNS name change / Set up Google Analytics / Link from Corporate site to new sub domain
  • Sub domain Config - New Homepages in two languages / change on server in tpls / delete 2 old pages / Change frontpage location on drupal subdomain
  • Stakeholder Meeting (faculty representative & management, web office, campus coordinator)
  • Sub domain Config - Create Business Units for Natural Sciences on sub domain / create role for each BU / Set permissions of new roles (33)
  • Assist with layout and config of faculty homepage
  • Assist with layout and config of school homepages 1 & 2 (Physical & Chemical sciences) & (Biological Sciences)
  • Assist with layout and config of school homepages 3 & 4 (Geo- and Spatial Sciences) + (Computer, Statistical and Mathematical Sciences)
  • Stakeholder Meetings throughout (Agricultural - Mafikeng)
  • Assist with styling of Staff Pages and create views for each centre, school, unit
  • New Views (Image sliders, etc)
  • New Content Types
  • New Blocks & Menus
  • Additional styling (style.css)
  • Update Main Menu/Footer
  • Check all their content for links that still point to www.nwu.ac.za (that should not) - should be fixed
  • Create redirects for all the major pages from www.nwu.ac.za to natural-sciences.nwu.ac.za
  • Unpublish and delete old content on www.nwu.ac.za
  • Setup & tweak Solr Search

5. Engineering Subdomain (engineering.nwu.ac.za) Complete 100% Tasks 20 / 20

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Description

The design that was done by Graphicos was tested. (Specially the header band beneath the grey NWU header (which was not previously possible). Engineering was satisfied with this but the decision to use this prompted questions about using the same wide banner with faculty colors for the other 8 faculties. The question was raised at the BMC meeting on Friday 20 May. Since the newly merged faculty colors is not fixed yet they approved it in principle but we should not use colors where the merges did not happen yet.

Engineering Subdomain

20 of 20 completedTasks

  • First Stakeholder Meeting - engineering.nwu.ac.za
  • Clone sub domain in AEGIR
  • DNS name change / Set up Google Analytics / Link from Corporate site to new sub domain
  • Sub domain Config - New Homepages in two languages / change on server in tpls / delete 2 old pages / Change frontpage location on drupal subdomain
  • Stakeholder Meeting (faculty representative & management, web office, campus coordinator)
  • Sub domain Config - Create Business Units on sub domain / create role for each BU / Set permissions of new roles
  • Assist with layout and config of faculty homepage
  • Assist with layout and config of school homepages (round 1)
  • Assist with layout and config of school homepages (round 2)
  • Stakeholder Meetings throughout
  • Assist with styling of Staff Pages and create views for each centre, school, unit.
  • New Content Types
  • New Views (Image sliders, etc)
  • New Blocks & Menus
  • Additional styling (style.css)
  • Update Main Menu/Footer
  • Check all their content for links that still point to www (that should not) - should be fixed
  • Create redirects for all the major pages from www.nwu.ac.za to engineering
  • Unpublish and delete old content on www.nwu.ac.za
  • Setup & tweak Solr Search

6. Health Sciences Subdomain (health-sciences.nwu.ac.za) Complete 100% Tasks 20 / 20

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Description

First stakeholder meeting is scheduled for Thursday 26 May. (2016)

Workshop to help publisher move content from www to health-sciences subdomain. Create views for staff and sliders . 20/01/2017

Health Sciences Subdomain

20 of 20 completedTasks

  • First Stakeholder Meeting - health-sciences.nwu.ac.za
  • Clone sub domain in AEGIR
  • DNS name change / Set up Google Analytics / Link from Corporate site to new sub domain
  • Sub domain Config - New Homepages in two languages / change on server in tpls / delete 2 old pages / Change frontpage location on drupal subdomain
  • Sub domain Config - Create Business Units on sub domain / create role for each BU / Set permissions of new roles
  • Stakeholder Meeting (faculty representative & management, web office, campus coordinator)
  • Assist with layout and config of faculty homepage
  • Assist with layout and config of school homepages (round 1)
  • Assist with layout and config of school homepages (round 2)
  • Stakeholder Meetings throughout
  • Assist with styling of Staff Pages and create views for each centre, school, unit...
  • New Content Types
  • New Blocks & Menus
  • New Views (Image Sliders, etc)
  • Additional styling (style.css)
  • Update Main Menu/Footer
  • Check all their content for links that still point to www (that should not) - should be fixed
  • Create redirects for all the major pages from www.nwu.ac.za to health-sciences
  • Unpublish and delete old content on www.nwu.ac.za
  • Setup & tweak Solr Search

7. Economic and Management Sciences Subdomain (commerce.nwu.ac.za) Complete 100% Tasks 30 / 30

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Description

Stakeholder meetings, design & implementation of homepage for Business School (3 campusses) 09/05/15

Economic and Management Sciences Subdomain

30 of 30 completedTasks

  • First Stakeholder Meeting - commerce.nwu.ac.za
  • Clone sub domain in AEGIR
  • DNS name change / Set up Google Analytics / Link from Corporate site to new sub domain
  • Sub domain Config - New Homepages in two languages / change on server in tpls / delete 2 old pages / Change frontpage location on drupal subdomain
  • Stakeholder Meeting (faculty representative & management, web office, campus coordinator)
  • Sub domain Config - Create Business Units on sub domain / create role for each BU / Set permissions of new roles
  • Assist with layout and config of faculty homepage
  • Assist with layout and config of school homepages (round 1)
  • Assist with layout and config of school homepages (round 2)
  • Stakeholder Meetings throughout
  • Assist with styling of Staff Pages and create views for each centre, school, unit...
  • New Views (Image sliders, etc)
  • New Content Types
  • New Blocks & Menus
  • Additional styling (style.css)
  • Update Main Menu/Footer
  • Business School - First Stakeholder Meeting
  • Business School - Sub domain Config - Create Business Units on sub domain / create role for each BU / Set permissions of new roles
  • Business School - Stakeholder Meeting
  • Business School - Assist with layout and config of Business School homepage
  • Business School - New Content Types
  • Business School - New Views
  • Business School - New Blocks & Menus
  • Business School - Assist with styling of Staff Pages and create views for each centre, school, unit...
  • Business School - Additional styling (style.css)
  • Business School - Google Analytics access
  • Check all their content for links that still point to www (that should not) - should be fixed
  • Create redirects for all the major pages from www.nwu.ac.za to commerce
  • Unpublish and delete old content on www.nwu.ac.za
  • Setup & tweak Solr Search

8. Education Subdomain (education.nwu.ac.za) Complete 100% Tasks 20 / 20

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Description

Education Subdomain

20 of 20 completedTasks

  • First Stakeholder Meeting - education.nwu.ac.za
  • Clone sub domain in AEGIR
  • DNS name change / Set up Google Analytics / Link from Corporate site to new sub domain
  • Sub domain Config - New Homepages in two languages / change on server in tpls / delete 2 old pages / Change frontpage location on drupal subdomain
  • Stakeholder Meeting (faculty representative & management, web office, campus coordinator)
  • Sub domain Config - Create Business Units on sub domain / create role for each BU / Set permissions of new roles
  • Assist with layout and config of faculty homepage
  • Assist with layout and config of school homepages (round 1)
  • Assist with layout and config of school homepages (round 2)
  • Stakeholder Meetings throughout
  • Assist with styling of Staff Pages and create views for each centre, school, unit...
  • New Views (Image Sliders, etc)
  • New Content Types
  • New Blocks & Menus
  • Additional styling (style.css)
  • Update Main Menu/Footer
  • Check all their content for links that still point to www (that should not) - should be fixed
  • Create redirects for all the major pages from www.nwu.ac.za to education
  • Unpublish and delete old content on www.nwu.ac.za
  • Setup & tweak Solr Search

9. Arts / Humanities Subdomain (humanities.nwu.ac.za) Complete 100% Tasks 20 / 20

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20 of 20 completedTasks

  • First Stakeholder Meeting - humanities.nwu.ac.za
  • Clone sub domain in AEGIR
  • DNS name change / Set up Google Analytics / Link from Corporate site to new sub domain
  • Sub domain Config - New Homepages in two languages / change on server in tpls / delete 2 old pages / Change frontpage location on drupal subdomain
  • Stakeholder Meeting (faculty representative & management, web office, campus coordinator)
  • Sub domain Config - Create Business Units on sub domain / create role for each BU / Set permissions of new roles
  • Assist with layout and config of faculty homepage
  • Assist with layout and config of school homepages (round 1)
  • Assist with layout and config of school homepages (round 2)
  • Stakeholder Meetings throughout
  • Assist with styling of Staff Pages and create views for each centre, school, unit...
  • New Views (Image sliders, etc)
  • New Content Types
  • New Blocks & Menus
  • Additional styling (style.css)
  • Update Main Menu/Footer
  • Check all their content for links that still point to www (that should not) - should be fixed
  • Create redirects for all the major pages from www.nwu.ac.za to humanities
  • Unpublish and delete old content on www.nwu.ac.za
  • Setup & tweak Solr Search

10. Theology Subdomain (theology.nwu.ac.za) Complete 100% Tasks 20 / 20

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Description

Theology Subdomain

20 of 20 completedTasks

  • First Stakeholder Meeting - theology.nwu.ac.za
  • Clone sub domain in AEGIR
  • DNS name change / Set up Google Analytics / Link from Corporate site to new sub domain
  • Sub domain Config - New Homepages in two languages / change on server in tpls / delete 2 old pages / Change frontpage location on drupal subdomain
  • Stakeholder Meeting (faculty representative & management, web office, campus coordinator)
  • Sub domain Config - Create Business Units on sub domain / create role for each BU / Set permissions of new roles
  • Assist with layout and config of faculty homepage
  • Assist with layout and config of school homepages (round 1)
  • Assist with layout and config of school homepages (round 2)
  • Stakeholder Meetings throughout
  • Assist with styling of Staff Pages and create views for each centre, school, unit...
  • New Views (Image slider, etc)
  • New Content Types
  • New Blocks & Menus
  • Additional styling (style.css)
  • Update Main Menu/Footer
  • Check all their content for links that still point to www (that should not) - should be fixed
  • Create redirects for all the major pages from www.nwu.ac.za to theology
  • Unpublish and delete old content on www.nwu.ac.za
  • Setup & tweak Solr Search

11. Law Subdomain (law.nwu.ac.za) Complete 100% Tasks 20 / 20

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Description

PER magazine articles was migrated from the old site to the law subdomain. Migration of content provided lots of problems and we are not going to attempt it with other content. Since the NWU web is currently around 20 000 pages the manual recreation of content on the new sub-sites compel the publishers to do some cleaning up of older content.

Law Subdomain

20 of 20 completedTasks

  • First Stakeholder Meeting - law.nwu.ac.za
  • Clone sub domain in AEGIR
  • DNS name change / Set up Google Analytics / Link from Corporate site to new sub domain
  • Sub domain Config - New Homepages in two languages / change on server in tpls / delete 2 old pages / Change frontpage location on drupal subdomain
  • Stakeholder Meeting (faculty representative & management, web office, campus coordinator)
  • Sub domain Config - Create Business Units on sub domain / create role for each BU / Set permissions of new roles
  • Assist with layout and config of faculty homepage
  • Assist with layout and config of school homepages (Undergraduate & Postgraduate)
  • Assist with layout and config of school homepages (General, PER, Research)
  • Stakeholder Meetings throughout
  • Assist with styling of Staff Pages and create views for each centre, school, unit...
  • New Views (Image sliders, etc)
  • New Content Types
  • Additional styling (style.css)
  • New Blocks & Menus
  • Update Main Menu/Footer
  • Check all their content for links that still point to www (that should not) - should be fixed
  • Create redirects for all the major pages from www.nwu.ac.za to law
  • Unpublish and delete old content on www.nwu.ac.za
  • Setup & tweak Solr Search

12. New WWW frontpage (&header & footer) Complete 100% Tasks 9 / 9

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Description

The new WWW frontpage & navigation was prompted by the launch of the subsites.

 

 

 

9 of 9 completedTasks

  • Planning
  • First Proposal
  • Changes to initial proposal
  • Consultations
  • Approval/Input from 8 newly appointed Deans
  • Setup & tweak Solr Search on WWW
  • Translation to Afrikaans & Setswana
  • Implement new header & footer on subsites (8 faculties, services, library, diyservices, distance, news and learn subsites)
  • Finalize last changes and implement