Blogging at Seton Hall University
Is a self-publishing platform brought to you by the Teaching, Learning and Technology Center.
What We Provide
Plug-insHundreds of available plugins add functionality to your blog. From calendars to contact forms, galleries to geotagging, if you need to do something special we’re ready for you.
Training and Support
We’re committed to making your site work. With lots of support documents, scheduled training sessions and experienced hands with big ideas, drop us a line if you need anything at all.
Here are Some Showcase Examples
Some of the projects we’ve facilitated are shown below. Click to see more about what techniques were used in each, including plugins, themes and special effects.
The Latest NewsRecent Posts from TLTC Blogs
Elegant Themes has just released a plugin that gives you all the functionality of the page builder built into the Divi theme, allowing you to use its advanced page-builder features in most any theme you choose. As in the full theme package, the Builder comes with a set of ready-made layout options, and many content modules that you place with a drag-and-drop interface.
We’ve got you covered.
WPMUDEV is going into “builder” themes in a big way. These are themes that have drag-and-drop interfaces that let you create pages in layouts that go beyond the usual header/body/sidebar/footer model that you’re used to. Each page can have its own individual collection of modules and blocks than contain images, menus, slideshows, videos, in whatever arrangement you like. The (current) home page of TLTC Blogs is built using one of these types of themes, “Divi” from Elegant Themes.
Here’s a very detailed article from WPMU on various tactics and options.
One of the things you can do in the Vertex theme is put a WordPress widget anywhere you like. These can be just blocks of text, or they can utilize any of the features that your plug-in set might provide.
Both of these are very specialized tools, with more than a few quirks. Especially in Annotum, the learning curve is fairly steep and prone to trial-and-error. But they impose sensible workflow solutions and organize information in a way that a standard theme or plug-in does not.
Video and audio playlists! In-place image sizing! And, finally, cleanly paste in text from Microsoft Word and Excel!
I like just about anything that saves me keystrokes or mouse clicks.
We’ve updated to version 4.1 this week. The biggest change is a new theme, ‘twenty fifteen.’ It’s a very blogging-specific theme that highlights your content nicely on all kinds of devices.
Slideshow sets for this year’s WordPress 101 and WordPress 201 sessions.
Even if you’re running a private blog, your file attachments aren’t as secure as you might like. Your or your users can innocently copy-and-paste a link to a PDF file into an e-mail … which gets passed around … then somebody puts it in a Twitter or Facebook post … and before you know it the file you wanted to keep just for your selected audience has been indexed by Google!