Author Archives: tom.mcgee

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 Continue reading

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New Plugins for June

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

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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 Continue reading

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How-To Video Training

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 Continue reading

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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 Continue reading

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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. The dashboard uses a new, more modern font. Plus, you can now customize your colors. No more of the boring shades-of-blue or shades-of-grey styles. Go into your Users::Your . . . → Read More: WordPress 3.8

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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.

We have a few resources that can help. On the University Photo Gallery there is a section of SHU Graphics. Start by downloading a . . . → Read More: SHU Logos and Graphic Standards

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Updated: Twitter Hashtags In Your Sidebar

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 Continue reading

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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 Continue reading

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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.

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