Guide to Social Media Integration

Here’s a very detailed article from WPMU on various tactics and options. . . . → Read More: Guide to Social Media Integration

Your Image Thumbnails — You Can Control the Cropping

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A new plugin, “my eyes are up here,” lets you control how your images are cropped for thumbnails.

The built-in system isn’t very smart; it essentially takes the central part of your image, squares it off, and crops off the top/bottom or left/right. But if your main content is off-center, you get something that . . . → Read More: Your Image Thumbnails — You Can Control the Cropping

Locking Down Your Uploaded Attachments

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! . . . → Read More: Locking Down Your Uploaded Attachments

Making Your Blog Mobile-Ready

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Everyone’s going mobile — are you ready? . . . → Read More: Making Your Blog Mobile-Ready

New Plugins for June

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TablePress, Polldaddy Polls & Ratings, WP Twitter AutoPost and Microblog Poster. . . . → Read More: New Plugins for June

WordPress Tools For Digital Humanities

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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. . . . → Read More: WordPress Tools For Digital Humanities

Learn More

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“Video Tutorials” gives you access to a large library of professionally produced training videos on a range of WordPress topics. Just log in to your dashboard and look for it in the top-left section. . . . → Read More: Learn More

WordPress 3.9 and Your Media Files

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Video and audio playlists! In-place image sizing! And, finally, cleanly paste in text from Microsoft Word and Excel! . . . → Read More: WordPress 3.9 and Your Media Files

How-To Video Training

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We’ve gotten some instructional videos to help you get the most out of your WordPress site. Click through to read more about posts and pages, your media library, how to manage your widgets and menus, and your categories and tags. . . . → Read More: How-To Video Training

The 2014 Theme, Just For SHU

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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

WordPress 3.8

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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

SHU Logos and Graphic Standards

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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

Updated: Twitter Hashtags In Your Sidebar

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A new way you can use the Twitter Hashtag Feed Widget on your blog, and display a feed of hash-tag friendly results. . . . → Read More: Updated: Twitter Hashtags In Your Sidebar

Custom CSS

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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