Version 2.22 Release Notes - July 21, 2022

Important note

Please note that if WDS has customized your site (e.g. custom content types, theme, or other functionality), the improvements and fixes listed below may not be applicable to your site.


  • #1833: It's now possible to control the amount of spacing above and below layout sections, both globally (as a theme default setting) and as overrides for individual sections. The existing "block padding" setting, which behaves similarly, has been renamed to "column spacing" to better describe its purpose. This feature is disabled by default on sites with custom themes and/or CSS injector rules due to potential compatibility issues, but it can be enabled using the "Enable control of section spacing" checkbox on your theme settings page.
  • #1843: For sites using the default logo (the Princeton shield), the size is now a bit smaller, and colors have been corrected for both the light and dark header variants. The shield logo displayed next to the search box on some sites has also had its size adjusted.
  • #1891: Fixed an issue where featured images set to "Floated" on news articles would overlap text when viewed on a smaller screen (mobile device). The article body will now display completely below the image.


  • #1968: Event forms submitted without a date now produce a more helpful error message indicating that the date field is required.


  • #1360: Image galleries have received a design overhaul and additional functionality. Galleries can now include a description and date. Additionally, there are toggles to control the output of the gallery title, image titles, image captions. Finally, a new "light" theme option can be selected which may be more appropriate for your site's design compared to the existing dark option.
  • #1550: Fixed an issue that was preventing some videos from Kaltura from being embedded as an iFrame. This affects both the standalone iFrame block as well as embedding iframes directly in formatted text areas.


  • #1129: Content list blocks (e.g. News List, People List, etc) that expose A term is an individual item that belongs to some taxonomy vocabulary, typically used for categorizing content. For example, a vocabulary "Colors" may have terms in it "Red", "Green", "Blue". filters to visitors with multiple selections allowed have a new form widget for making selections. The old widget would display using an HTML "combobox" which was difficult to use, especially with many choices. The new widget allows typing to search for terms to choose from and makes browsing the list easier. The same widget is already used in the back-end for specifying taxonomy terms on A individual item of content. For example, a page, a news article, and an event are all content items, which correspond to the Page, News, and Event content types, respectively. forms as well. In the back-end, the widget will now display a placeholder "- Select -" value to help indicate it's a selection widget.


  • #1494: The list of publication types to filter by in publication list blocks is now sorted in ascending alphabetical order instead of descending.
  • #1765: It's now possible to allow visitors to select multiple items to filter by in the References List block. Enable this by checking the new "Allow multiple selections for default advanced filters" checkbox in the block display settings. Used primarily for categorizing content, a vocabulary defines a specific grouping of taxonomy terms. Some default vocabularies exist on all sites, but WDS can create custom vocabularies if needed. Synonymous with categories. filters each have their own checkbox (in the Filters section) for toggling multiple item support.


  • #1697: A warning message has been added when adding date elements that have restrictions (e.g. minimum date and maximum date allowed) to instruct you to describe the restrictions in the element's description field. This is to better inform users ahead of time about which dates are acceptable to enter as they are filling out the form. Without doing so, users may become frustrated if they submit the form with invalid dates not knowing about the restrictions.
  • #1975: Fixed an issue where some site builders were unable to add elements to a webform.