Author Archives: Jesse Everett

Adding a Twitter Feed

For those out there who use Twitter, we have now installed a WordPress plugin to allow for your Twitter feed to be added to the sidebar of your blog. The steps to set this up, unfortunately, are a little complicated. … Continue reading

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Joining Other Sites

With the myriad of different blogs and sites used for Education courses here at Pacific University, a question that comes up a lot is how to easily find each site that you need. Thanks to a new plugin we just … Continue reading

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Embedding Code

A question that comes up a lot is how to embed various kinds of web-based interactive tools, videos, etc. into a post. Well, unfortunately by default WordPress doesn’t allow these at all, with the exception of a few specific (popular) … Continue reading

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Embedding Video Clips

As users get more familiar with using WordPress, invariably a question that arises is how to embed a video clip (usually from youtube) right into a blog post. It seems like it would be really easy.. most streaming video sites … Continue reading

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Non-Traditional Blog Layouts

Those familiar with WordPress (and blogs in general) have probably noticed that most blogs, despite having a variety of themes, are very similar in layout and functionality. To quickly summarize, most blogs have two basic features: A main screen (the … Continue reading

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Embedding Google Docs/Presentations

I just found and activated a neat new plugin on the COE wordpress server.. the ability to embed a document or presentation right in a post. It’s a neat little plugin called the Google Doc Embedder. The name is a … Continue reading

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Uploading More Media Types

Although WordPress by default will allow you to upload and attach Microsoft Office documents to your posts and pages, if you’ve ever tried to upload more unusual documents (for example Inspiration concept maps or SMART Notebook files), you’ve probably gotten … Continue reading

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Blog Comments & Security

Thanks to a new ‘default settings’ plugin, your blog should be getting a lot less comment ‘spam’ than it previously did. When I backed up all of the old blogs, I discovered that some blogs had as many as 2,000 … Continue reading

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