How we’ve improved the Pure widget
We have recently launched an update to the widget which pulls staff research activity data from the Pure system and enables it to be published dynamically on University web pages like staff profiles. This update brings in a selection of new features and a revamped interface.
Our main focus for improvement was adding the ability to display researcher activities in Pure profiles. Website editors can now choose to display activities and/or publications inside a new tabbed interface. Other improvements include the ability to:
- display up to 20 publications and/or activities
- show or hide the researcher photograph
- choose a colour theme to match your EdWeb site
The new widget makes better use of the available space to present your researchers’ content, and we now display the publication classification information, status and journal issue number (where available).
Going into the future
We are looking to enhance the widget backend to be more efficient at pulling information from the Pure API, and pull additional information such as research press coverage and projects. When this work is completed, we plan to further enhance the Pure widget with these new features.
Access the widget
Our Wiki space provides instructions on how to use the widget, and a space to leave us any ideas or suggestions.