Your Image Thumbnails — You Can Control the Cropping


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

Making Your Blog Mobile-Ready


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

WordPress Tools For Digital Humanities


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

The 2014 Theme, Just For SHU


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


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.

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SHU Logos and Graphic Standards


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.

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Custom CSS

My Custom CSS

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

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


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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

Four New Themes

Do you want to customize your blog? Really customize it? Four freshly installed themes give you more control than you ever dreamed of. They all offer menus, custom layouts and/or colors, widgets, multi-columns, color schemes; and each has its own special tweaks – icons, sliders, fonts, mobile versions. The possibilities to make your blog unique will grow exponentially. Some details on what they offer… . . . → Read More: Four New Themes

Get TLTC Blogs on Your Mobile Device

We’ve installed a slick new plugin across the blogs we host that provides a very clean interface for mobile phones and tablets. With it you get your choice of many custom icons — or you can create your own — and lots of flexibility with colors, backgrounds and menus. Try your blog, and let us know what you think! . . . → Read More: Get TLTC Blogs on Your Mobile Device

New Themes for April

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Mobile Device? No Problem.

If your audience is using their mobile phone or iPad to look at your blog, and is having some problems viewing it, there’s a solution. . . . → Read More: Mobile Device? No Problem.

New Themes

We’ve added a few nice WordPress template sets recently. . . . → Read More: New Themes