Where is my old blog?
The sun has set on the old blog server, if you have any questions please feel free to contact me at email@example.com.
Changing the theme of your blog.
It’s quite easy to change the look of your blog, just click on “Appearance” in the left nav menu and then click on the “Activate” link in the theme of your choice. From there, you can play with the page layout or even creating your own custom header graphic. If you don’t feel up to creating something, contact your Multimedia Specialist for assistance.
Can I get more theme choices?
If there is a theme you’d like, but don’t see it among the themes available, please send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org. The same goes for plug-ins and widgets as well.
The easies way to add an image is to click on “Media” in the left nav menu and click on the “Add New” link. A best practice is to re-size and optimize your images before uploading, this will benefit both you and your viewers, especially if they’re are on a slow internet connection. All blog accounts are presently limited to 100 mb each, so link when you can and always optimize images and pdfs. By playing with the image alignment and text, you’ll make a blog that easy to view and read. If you have a lot of images or a slide show, consider adding all your images to a photo hosting site like or , and embedding the slide link in your post.
Connecting to your old college blog.
If you had a college blog last year and would like to migrate some of your old content, pictures or posts to your new blog, you can access the blog archives by clicking here. You’ll want to save your files soon or copy them into new post in your new blog, as the blog archives will be coming down June 30th 2012.
How to embed a video from your MediaSpace account (Kaltura) video
It’s easy, just log into your MediaSpace account, select the video you’d like to embed, copy the html version of the embed code to your clipboard. In your post, you’ll need to click on the “Text” tab and paste in the code. Use simple html to add copy or pictures surrounding your video. Publish and you’re done.
First find the video you’d like to include in your blog, then cut and past the URL into your post. It’s easiest if you are using the “Visual” editor tab selected. Be sure to “Publish” your post so everyone can see it.
Here’s a video I’ve embed in this post.
How do I insert an animated GIF
Just upload your GIF to the Media Library, making sure to have the “Full Size” radio button checked when uploading. Boom, your GIF now just needs to be inserted into a post like a picture.
Removing the “Comment” feature in your posts
To hide the comment feature in your blog, first go to the “Settings” menu in the left Nav bar and click on “Discussion”. Uncheck all the radio buttons and save the changes. Now your new posts will not have the “Comments” box below in the posts. This is a great feature, especially if you are more interested in having your blog serve as a static web page and not a blog. (This tip came from Deb Slater, Deerwood Center Multimedia Specialist – Thanks!)
How do I…
One of your best tools is to use Google and learn simple html. It’s not hard to do and your blog will love you for it. Here’s a great site to pick up a few things to try out.
Is there an App for that?
If you have an iPad, you can manage your blog via the Free WordPress app. Just search the term “WordPress” and the app will come up in the search results.