WordPress 3.9 and Your Media Files

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

Twitter Hashtags In Your Sidebar

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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

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

Events Made Easy

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.

The End Of Twitter

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

Sidebar Login Is Back!

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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!

New Themes

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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

Happy New Year

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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

Twenty-Twelve

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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

Featured Image Bug – Updated and Fixed

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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.