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Add captions to images or video in WordPress

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Image captions should be created when uploading an image into your WordPress site. To add captions to an embedded video, you will need to add the [caption] shortcode around the embedded video.

Create an InfoBox in WordPress

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The InfoBox is a useful way to call out key information that does not need to be updated by hand often, such as text that is not time-sensitive or an RSS feed of blog posts. By using this feature, you can create a right-hand call-out box that will feature text and images that stand out from the rest of your page content.

Write a custom WordPress Importer, part 2

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This was originally posted on Chris Heiland’s staff blog while he was a member of the Web Team. Chris migrated this post to the Web Team blog before he left because we thought the content still had value to the UW community. In Part 1 it was all about the WP Importer class, now that…

Write a custom WordPress Importer, part 1

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Moving content from one system to another is always a conversation, many times it makes sense to rewrite and think about each new article. The goal should always be cleanup and enhance the experience for the user. However, in some cases it makes sense just to automatically script the process for expediency or when content doesn’t need to be modified.

Scavenger Hunt

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Scavenger Hunt is an application that utilizes several technologies to make everything work seamlessly. The actual site runs off the main HuskyFest site that is built on WordPress.

Supercache on a Read-only filesystem

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I’ve finally gotten around to solving an interesting problem. For security purposes our primary webserver is read-only which makes some normally trivial tasks extremely difficult. Originally the system was design to push static files to the front end cluster so the web server could deliver.

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