WordPress introduces a new default theme every year, and this year it’s called … twenty fourteen. It’s a very clean and dramatic looking magazine-style theme with lots of possibilities. As usual, out-of-the-box it’s fairly plain; but we’ve created a version of it with some extra goodies. . . . → Read More: The 2014 Theme, Just For SHU
You might have noticed already, but last week we upgraded to the latest version of our blogging platform. There are a few changes, most of them cosmetic.
. . . → Read More: WordPress 3.8
Branding your blog with Seton Hall’s logo helps leverage the University’s identity, improving the visibility of your blog as well as enhancing the quantity of University-branded content on the Web.
. . . → Read More: SHU Logos and Graphic Standards
Now you can use the Twitter Hashtag Feed Widget on your blog, and display a feed of hash-tag friendly results. . . . → Read More: Twitter Hashtags In Your Sidebar
Today we’re introducing a new plugin you can use to add custom CSS code to your blog. It’s called “My Custom CSS,” and you should already see it under the Appearance menu on your dashboard. . . . → Read More: Custom CSS
If your blog needs to run a calendar of events, we offer the Events Made Easy plugin. Just activate it from your dashboard and you can get started quickly. But it offers a lot more. Here’s a blog post with lots of examples and how-tos.
That’s probably an overstatement. But this June 11, Twitter is going to be retiring their current API and replacing it with the new version. What does this mean to you?
. . . → Read More: The End Of Twitter
The latest update of the Sidebar Widget works nicely with our systems. If you want an easy way to log in from your blog’s home screen, just follow this simple recipe. . . . → Read More: Sidebar Login Is Back!
We’ve added two new themes for you to work with.
Clean Retina is “a Simple, Clean and Responsive Retina Ready WordPress Theme which adapts automatically to your tablets and mobile devices.”
It has lots of theme options so you can customize, including nine home page layouts, five post layouts, a featured slider, social icons, . . . → Read More: New Themes
To help celebrate, we’ve upgraded the blog system to WordPress 3.5. The biggest change is the new media manager. It’s easier to use — all you have to do is drag-and-drop your media files onto the popup. It’s especially speedy when you’re making a gallery.
It should also produce better results for you on . . . → Read More: Happy New Year
WordPress 3.5 is scheduled to be released tomorrow, and while we won’t be updating it immediately — we usually wait until a 3.5.1 release to be sure the kinks are worked out — we have picked up this year’s new default theme, twentytwelve.
To see twentytwelve in action, visit the Badges blog. But one . . . → Read More: Twenty-Twelve
If you’re using the Arras theme, or another one that’s dependent on featured images, Drag and drop the image you want from your desktop into the “Featured Image” box in the right-hand column. You won’t be able to do it from within the Media popup screen until a future update.
A new plugin, “Site Categories,” will let us build nicely organized lists of sites by their topic. We’ve already set up a few basic categories, and next time you go in to make an update to your site, you can help. . . . → Read More: Site Categories
Introducing a new plugin, Appointments+.
What’s it for? Suppose you’re managing a group of students available to work on specific projects in specific time slots. You can build a calendar, and assign tasks and people to times. Confirmation and reminder e-mails happen automatically, and you can even pipe it into a Google calendar.