WiscWeb - WordPress UW Theme - Submit a Feature Request

The following document will walk you through the process of submitting a new feature request for WiscWeb.

Steps for Submitting a New Feature Request

To submit a new feature request, we'd like you to review the steps:

  1. Navigate to the GitLab Feature Request Board (link opens in same tab)
  2. Click on the Sign In button in the top right

    GitLab sign-in button

  3. Do not attempt to create a new username - you will be able to login with your UW-Madison NetID. Choose this option located below the login box:

    Login using the UW-Madison NetID button

  4. Since your feature may have already been requested, it is important to use the search box to confirm that you don't see a similar issue already posted. If one already exists, follow the steps for upvoting and commenting on an existing feature request and skip the rest of these steps.

  5. Select the New Issue button in the top right



  6. Give your feature request a Title based on what you are looking for. Please be specific and use relevant keywords that help describe the request to others.

  7. Ensure that the Type field says "Issue"

  8. In the Description box, there are some prompts to assist you with creating a more complete request. Please add a full description of your requested feature and include examples if you can. Make sure to include your name, email, and a link to your WiscWeb website URL.

    The GitLab issue box uses a pre-formatted template for users to apply to their request

  9. You can skip all of the fields at the bottom - those are used internally by our team

  10. Scroll down and press the green Submit Issue button

    Submit Issue button

Upvoting and Commenting on Existing Feature Requests

To upvote and/or comment on an existing feature request, we'd like you to review the steps:

  1. Navigate to the GitLab Feature Request Board (opens in same tab)

  2. Click on the Sign In button in the top right

    Sign In button

  3. Do not attempt to create a new username - you will be able to login with your UW-Madison NetID. Choose this option located below:

    Login using the UW-Madison NetID button

  4. Use the search box to search for key terms that indicate a similar request has already been submitted.

  5. If you find a similar request, please click on it and read it over to confirm

  6. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the thumbs up button to upvote the request

    Yellow hands showing thumbs up or thumbs down

  7. If you have other relevant information that is not already included in the description, please include it in a comment below the request. Example:

    Example of a comment below a feature request in GitLab

  8. Don't forget to click the Comment button to submit your notes.

How Requests are Reviewed

Quarterly Reviews

WiscWeb is committed to quarterly reviews of feature requests submitted. This means that once every three months, we will review the requests submitted and determine what new features we could commit to in the following quarter.

How Are Feature Requests Weighted?

WiscWeb gives more weight to requests that clearly demonstrate broad use or need on campus. Therefore, upvoting and commenting on requests that you find vitally important to your team is highly recommended. WiscWeb will sort requests by "Popularity," which is determined in GitLab by number of upvotes and number of comments.

Inactivity Policy

Tickets will be deemed "inactive" if they have gone 6 months without comments or upvotes. The support team will review the request and close inactive tickets with a note to the original post author. Requests may be reopened in the future if campus needs change.

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