Happy New YearTo 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...
Featured Image Bug – Updated and FixedIf 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...
Share Your Posts
Here are some plugins we offer to make sharing via social media sites easier.
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…
New Plug-in: Broken Link Checker
Do you have a lot of external links on your site, but you don’t have the time to review them all to make sure they haven’t broken? Activate the Broken Link Checker plugin.
WordPress for Android
This handy app lets you post and edit pages, moderate comments, work with categories and tags, and upload media straight from the camera.
Compress Your Uploads for Faster Pages
Upload files that are too big, and readers will get frustrated and simply cancel the download. Or, they’ll get the file but it will be cumbersome to work with and hard to navigate through. Here are some tips to make your blog posts a little lighter on their feet.
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.
How To Do Everything In WordPress
We like this new guide at Edudemic, which covers all of the basics and a lot of the more advanced things you’ll need to know to effectively run your WordPress blog.
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.
If your blog has the WordPress Video Plugin activated, it’s easy.
What’s a gravatar? It’s one of those icons that appears in association with people’s names on a blog. Here’s how to get one.
The TLT Center is offering it’s next training session for using this system on September 13th at 2pm. Join us in the CTC, located in Walsh Library, as we explore the exciting features of this new blogging platform and help you to get started using it.
Please register to attend the class. If you are unable to attend, please review the Documentation section of this blog to get started and feel free to reach out to us to set up another time and date.