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Web Forms (Wufoo)

Posted October 23, 2013

What’s a Wufoo? Do you need to make a simple web form or survey? Wufoo forms may be the right choice! Please consult the College protocol for online forms and surveys to be sure. If you don’t have access to the College’s Wufoo account, please contact help@brynmawr.edu for access. Links to Wufoo forms can be sent [...]

Customizing your Alumnae/i Class or Club site

Posted September 18, 2013

The new Bryn Mawr Alumnae/i Class/Club theme offers some options for customizing your site’s appearance. Go to Appearance->Theme Options to change your color scheme, link color, and layout. Go to Appearance->Background to change your background color or upload a background image.

Naming Files for Web Pages and Blogs: Best Practices

Posted May 6, 2013

It’s best to be consistent and keep things simple when naming files for your website. You may need more complex naming conventions and multiple versions of files on your hard drive or shared drive, but simplifying file names for the web decreases the risk that your links will break or that some people will have [...]

What’s New in WordPress 3.5

Posted March 4, 2013

Moving from WordPress 3.2 to 3.5 (information about the upgrade schedule is available on the IS blog) will not bring any drastic changes, but you will see a number of small changes that should improve your blogging experience. A complete list of changes is available in the WordPress Codex. Highlights that may interest the Bryn [...]

Bryn Mawr WordPress theme documentation

Posted January 9, 2013

The Bryn Mawr WordPress theme is available upon request for blogs that require Bryn Mawr branding. If you would like to request this theme, please contact help@brynmawr.edu and include the address of your blog if it has been created. For the most part, the Bryn Mawr WordPress theme works like any other WordPress theme, and [...]

Updating Your Alumnae Club Blog

Posted January 3, 2013

1. Log in to your club blog. If you are having trouble logging in, please contact help@brynmawr.edu or call the Help Desk at 610-526-7440 Once logged in, you should see the Dashboard with the name of your club at the top like this: If you just need to update your contact information, click on Posts [...]

Close Comments on Old Posts to Reduce Comment Spam

Posted September 13, 2012

Are your old blog posts getting nonsensical or oddly generic comments? Do these comments link to websites that have nothing to do with your post, and everything to do with selling random and perhaps questionable products? Our WordPress antispam plugin, Akismet, should catch most of these comments, but you can eliminate a large source of [...]

Changing the author name displayed on your WordPress posts

Posted March 1, 2012

Your WordPress username cannot be changed, but the name displayed publicly on posts can be change. You can change your profile so that it uses only part of your name, or you can choose a different nickname (your personal nickname, or a pseudonym– whichever you prefer). Keep in mind that this name will appear on [...]

Video on the College website

Posted February 6, 2012

Creating videos for your department or office website or blog? Get started with these resources: Video Editing category in the TECH Bar Video tips from MakeUseOf The College’s web server is not designed to support streaming video, so Web Services generally recommends uploading to a third party site such as YouTube or Viddler. If you [...]

Embedding videos and other media/interactive content in blogs

Posted January 12, 2012

Note: WordPress limits what content may be embedded and where for security reasons (e.g. to prevent malicious code from being inserted into a blog). If code is removed or changed when you attempt to embed it, please contact Web Services help@brynmawr.edu for assistance. Content may be embedded in a WordPress post or page from most [...]

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