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  • January 17, 2013 at 2:48 pm
    On January 14th, 2013 we had a casual meeting with many of our department website editors, the university Website Manager, and staff from the Office of University Relations. The two main topics discussed were about the recent Nicholls Website redesign and changes introduced during the recent WordPress 3.5 upgrade. To give more information for meeting attendees and editors that were unable to attend two articles have been written about our meeting topics. WordPress 3.5 Media Management 2012 Nicholls Website Redesign New Theme Information Be sure to check out the Website Editor Checklist & Notes for useful information about maintaining content…...
  • January 17, 2013 at 2:20 pm
    WordPress 3.5 has changed the interface for media management. These changes may be slightly confusing at first, but using the media management areas in WordPress should be much easier. The important thing to remember is that although the interface has been dramatically altered, the features found in the media management areas mostly remains the same. To start with, the button to access the media management dialog has been modified into a single button labeled as Add Media. At one time there were separate buttons for different media types and a simple image to click on. Now the Add Media button…...
  • May 27, 2011 at 2:18 pm
    I have planned to migrate the core website to WordPress for over a year. This complicated process was completed on May 26, 2011. The website management is the same WordPress software used by many of the Nicholls departments with some additional features to manage multiple websites and caching to increase performance. Eventually I will migrate all Nicholls department websites that use WordPress to this combined WordPress system. This will allow our website editors that maintain multiple websites to have a single place to access the administrative tools rather than deal with multiple user accounts. The benefits are too much to…...
  • August 8, 2010 at 11:44 am
    WordPress administrators may have noticed a few changes after WordPress was upgraded to WordPress 3.0. For most Nicholls websites that use WordPress the changes caused no differences other than some cosmetic changes to the administration area. A few websites experienced some problems with older but useful plugins and utilities.  For these websites the solution required the creation of a new WordPress theme found under the Appearance area called the Nicholls 2010 Core Theme. We will be migrating all Nicholls WordPress websites to this new theme as time permits, but these migrations should be done carefully since the changes to your…...

WordPress Theme – Nicholls 2010 Theme

  • August 17, 2010 at 3:07 pm
    Another useful shortcode is used to list posts on any page or post. This can make a list of news stories or articles appear in any place on your WordPress website. This simplest usage above will display a list of the two most resent posts published for your website with the date. This example has various advanced options to do thumbnails and format the output. The list posts shortcode only has a couple of attributes to manipulate the display of the posts. qs_title_tag - The tag used around the title of each post (default is DIV). qs_more - Can be…...
  • August 17, 2010 at 2:12 pm
    The list pages shortcode is designed to allow you to put a list of pages into a page or post. This can create a table of contents to show child pages or a list of child pages for a particular page. The page list created dynamically so the links and page titles should always be updated to the content saved in WordPress. The simplest example is to just use the following shortcode on a page that has sub-pages or child pages. This will create a simple list with a Contents header. The page list can be manipulated with some attributes…...
  • August 8, 2010 at 4:39 pm
    The can be used to create build columns which can be more appropriate for displaying content than using HTML tables. These shortcodes have some special attributes that handle creating all the proper HTML needed to create a column that can be displayed properly. Attributes The actually creates an HTML DIV container with all the proper attributes to create a simple column. Special attributes can be used to manipulate the way the column is created and displayed. width - The width of the column. Height is defined by the content. padding - By default this defines right gutter spacing to the…...

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