We’ve been working on upgrading functionality for use of Research Faculty Directory data for department sites. These changes have been made in response to requests from departments who are looking for more ways to deploy the faculty data within their posts and pages. The following enhancements are now in place:
More Flexible Faculty Listings:
Now, you can place a single faculty listing, or multiple listings, anywhere within the content any page or post. By inserting the WordPress “shortcodes” right inside of page content, you can load a faculty name, photo, and research title right inside the content of your paragraph or page, wrapping text around it, above it, or below it. The listing will still link to a full bio of the faculty member and keep the user within your site.
Faculty Publication Listings
You can now simply type in a shortcode in the body of any page and it will give you the publications for a faculty member. This is a great timesaver for those who don’t want to necessarily display all the bio information, but want to include a PubMed listing of a given faculty member’s publications within the body of a page or post.
Coming Soon: Faculty Widgets
We are now working on a “widget” that you can place anywhere in your site. The widget will include the thumbnail portrait and name of a faculty member, linking to their full bio. This should be in place in the coming month.