Pagelets in WordPress

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“Pagelet” is a custom widget created by the Marketing Web Team for content that needs to be displayed in multiple pages or in the right-hand menu of some (but not all) of your pages. They are also useful for when you have reoccurring but time-sensitive information.


[blogroll]: Embed blog posts into WordPress pages

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Using the [blogroll] short code is different than embedding a standard RSS feed. This short code is designed to pull and display your sites blog posts into a “Page” (not a default capability in WordPress).


How to find and embed RSS feeds in WordPress

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Learn how to find RSS feeds from UW Marketing-hosted WordPress sites, as well as how to embed any RSS feed into your WordPress page.


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.


Add users and choose user roles in WordPress

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If you are an Administrator of your WordPress site, then you can grant access to new users. Learn how, including what each user role means.


Alert Banner 2.0

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In celebration of the new version of the Alert Banner launching today it’s time to give an overview of what’s new. If you did not know there was a banner please read about it. Basically there is a system in place that can deliver a dynamic notification on to your website if there is some sort of wide-spread emergency.


Homestash

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I have accounts for several systems and I always have problems keeping my home environment up to date. I’ll create a script on one place and end up wanting to use it several more places. I’ll find a line to add to my .bashrc and end up missing it when I log into another system.


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… Read More


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.