University Marketing & Communications

YouTube playlist update

Which sm channel?

If you’ve embedded a YouTube playlist into your WordPress site, you might have noticed it looks different. Fear not, you aren’t seeing things! We recently modernized the look and feel of the YouTube player on our Marketing-hosted WordPress sites.

Preview of Web Team projects

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The Web Team has been working behind the scenes on a number of projects we’ll roll out over the next few weeks. To whet your appetite, here’s a rundown (and screenshots!).

WordCamp Seattle

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I just found out there’s this thing called WordCamp Seattle happening June 8th at the HUB Ballroom. For a mere $20 (and free if you’re a student), you can surround yourself with other WordPress enthusiasts and learn things you never knew about WordPress. And the best part? You don’t have to be a developer to get the most out of this conference.

Banner Pack – Spring 2013 edition


Hot off the presses, it’s the spring release of what will be an ongoing series of Wordpress banner packs using photography from around our beautiful campus. Included are 14 custom headers that can be easily uploaded to your UW Wordpress theme.

UW Theme 1.2.8 release

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Welcome to our inaugural WordPress release notice! These posts are not meant to replace our history updates/release notes on GitHub. Instead, I envision this as a way to announce more notable updates and what they mean for our users. Those of you self-hosting our theme can get the new 1.2.8 UW WordPress Theme release over…

Create a WordPress image gallery

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The Marketing Web Team has created a custom image gallery for our UW WordPress Theme. Our gallery can be added to any page, post or homepage running our theme.

Update documents in WordPress

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Have you ever made a change to a PDF or Word Document hosted on your WordPress site, only to upload the new version and find that the URL has changed? The Marketing Web Team has added a “Replace Media” option to the UW Theme, which will allow you to upload new versions of the same document and keep the original URL.

Embed a video into your WordPress page or post

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Videos are a great way to enhance your pages and posts. Our current WordPress theme makes it easy to embed YouTube and Vimeo videos by using only a URL, while embedding UWTV videos requires a few extra steps.

New class: WordPress 201

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Stuck on our image galleries? Don’t know what the heck “pagelet” means or how to use a “blogroll shortcode”? It’s okay, sometimes even we get confused. The Web Team has created unique widgets and customized our WordPress sites above and beyond, so we’re hosting this class to demystify some of our inventions.

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