The following plugins have been updated:
Google Doc Embedder updated to version 2.5.3.
Gravity Forms updated to version 1.6.11.
Jetpack by WordPress.com updated to version 2.0.4.
Ultimate TinyMCE updated to version 3.8.
The Twenty Eleven theme has been updated to version 1.5
The Display Modified Date Plugin has been updated to version 1.0.2. This new version fixes a bug that caused the page modified date to display either in the wrong location or multiple times.
The DeepFocus theme from ElegantThemes which is available on Palomar College WordPress sites has been updated. The theme is now responsive, meaning that it will adjust its layout according to the size of the window or device that it is being viewed on. The theme has always been a really nice looking one. Now it displays incredibly well on mobile devices such as smart phones and tablets.
Pull quotes are common in many print and online publications. If viewing this post directly on the website, you should see an example of a pull quote to the right of this paragraph. With the addition of the Graceful Pull-Quotes plugin to our WordPress system now anyone can insert one in their own posts and pages. This plugin is easy to use but does require switching over to the HTML view to add the appropriate code. The trick is to wrap the text that you want quoted in an HTML
span tag with the
pullquote CSS class applied. For those of you who are not familiar with HTML that may sound difficult but its actually easy to do. Here are step by step instructions (after you have activated the plugin for your site):
The Graceful Pull-Quotes plugin will generate a nicely formatted pull-quote for your post or page. If there are multiple pull quotes, they will by default alternate between the right and left sides. Information about customizing the look and behavior of the pull quotes can be found on the Graceful Pull-Quotes notes page.
If any Palomar College WordPress users have questions about using the Graceful Pull-Quotes plugin you contact me at email@example.com.
A new WordPress plugin called Simple Footnotes has been installed and is now available for use by any of the WordPress sites on the Pages system. As its name implies, the Simple Footnotes plugin makes it easy to add footnotes to any WordPress post or page. To use it, simply add the following shortcode to your text:
[ref]Add the text (or URL) you want in the footnote here.[/ref]
The code will insert a superscript number at the location of the shortcode and place the contents of the note at the footer of your page or post. Here’s an example of how it would look after publishing your content:
The superscript number at the end of this sentence is automatically generated because of the added shortcode. 1 The footnote at the end of this post is also automatically generated and placed in the correct location.
That’s all there is to adding a footnote in WordPress using the Simple Footnotes plugin. If you are interested in using it don’t forget to activate the plugin from your site admin Plugins area.
We have installed the SwfObj plugin version 1.0.2.
For some time now, those of us in Academic Technology at Palomar College have wanted to make a web content management system available to faculty and staff. After literally years of trying out different platforms, we have chosen to use WordPress. Details will be forthcoming about how to get your own WordPress site at Palomar College. In the meantime, here is some information that you may find useful:
What is a web content management system and why do I need one?
Ideally, a CMS will make it easy for someone to publish your content without having to worry about the details of web design. A user can post to a blog, share files, or add links with very little technical knowledge.
We chose WordPress as our platform because it is easy to use, very popular (therefore well tested and supported), and free.
WordPress.org has a page with information about all of its features.