Aug 14 2012

An Important Note About Editing Access

important note

On-Campus editing requires a wired connection,
Off-Campus editing requires VPN connection.

When on-campus, you will need to have a wired connection to the campus network in order to login and edit your WordPress faculty Web. You will not be able to login to your WordPress faculty web, while on campus, using a CCRI wireless connection.
When off-campus, you will need to login to a VPN session before logging into your WordPress site.  Everything you need to know about VPN, plus the software download, is here: http://www.ccri.edu/it/network/vpn-overview.html

Check-out our new tutorial: “SSL VPN Client Installation Instructions“. (Mac version here.)

For further assistance, please call or e-mail the Help Desk: 401-825-1112 or helpdesk@ccri.edu

Please use your CCRI email address when posting comments on this or any other page in this site.  We will not respond to posts from individuals outside the CCRI community.

Permanent link to this article: http://facultywp.ccri.edu/blog/2012/08/14/an-important-note-about-editing-access/

Jan 18 2011

Welcome

WordPress Logo–to the CCRI WordPress Faculty Web

The new CCRI faculty Web is powered by a WordPress back-end. We are adopting the use of this web-based editing and publishing tool as an alternative to our current faculty Web publishing method which relies on FrontPage Server Extensions -a legacy technology which is no longer supported by Microsoft.

For faculty with existing Web sites

If you currently have a site on the ‘faculty.ccri.edu’ domain, we encourage you to migrate your site to the new WordPress faculty Web.  Please fill-out and submit this form.

For faculty who do not have a Web site

If you do not currently have a faculty Web site and would like to initiate one, please fill-out and submit this form and a basic site will be prepared for you. [Learn more]

Notice

An Important Note About Editing Access

When on-campus, you will need to have a wired connection to the campus network in order to login and edit your WordPress faculty Web. You will not be able to login to your WordPress faculty web, while on campus, using a CCRI wireless connection.

When off-campus, you will need to login to a VPN session before logging into your WordPress site.  Everything you need to know about VPN, plus the software download, is here: http://www.ccri.edu/it/network/vpn-overview.html [View "SSL VPN Client Installation Instructions" tutorial]

Thank you for helping us develop this faculty web alternative.

IT Web Services
http://www.ccri.edu/it/webservices/

Permanent link to this article: http://facultywp.ccri.edu/blog/2011/01/18/welcome/

Jul 03 2014

WordPress Essential Training

WordPress LogoLynda.com logoFree for CCRI Employees at Lynda.com

WordPress powers millions of blogs and websites. Learn how to create your own with this powerful publishing platform. Staff author Morten Rand-Hendriksen will help you get the most out of the self-hosted version of WordPress and create feature-rich blogs and websites. Morten explains how to create and publish posts and pages; customize your site with themes, widgets, and custom menus; and extend WordPress even further with plugins. Even more, Morten will show how to get more readers with social media sharing and comments, and adjust the settings that keep your site safe and secure.

Topics include:

  • What is WordPress?
  • Installing and running WordPress
  • Publishing posts and pages
  • Using page templates
  • Inserting images, video, and other media
  • Editing posts
  • Changing themes
  • Installing plugins
  • Adding other users
  • Securing your WordPress site

[Learn more]

Permanent link to this article: http://facultywp.ccri.edu/blog/2014/07/03/wordpress-essential-training/

Jul 03 2014

Secure Your Email

From the Norton website.

Malicious code and fraudulent messages often circulate via email. Never open unsolicited attachments or hyperlinks, and always verify the source of any messages that ask you for sensitive information. [Learn more]

Permanent link to this article: http://facultywp.ccri.edu/blog/2014/07/03/secure-your-email/

Jun 28 2014

Windows Live Writer

live-writerMake editing your Faculty web easier and faster

Adapted from ” 8 Desktop Blog Editors To Make Your Blogging Faster” by David Risley

Did you know that there are programs you can run on your computer to post to your faculty web? You don’t really HAVE to use the WordPress post interface.

Why use a blog editing program over the built-in WordPress editor?

There are several reasons, really.

  1. You don’t have to be online to work on blog posts. You can write posts and draft them locally, then draft/publish to your blog whenever you’re online. Please Note: You still need to login to a VPN session before publishing from off-campus.
  2. The interface is generally much easier to use.
  3. Usually you have some really nice formatting options available to you that you won’t have from the web interface.
  4. You have a local backup of your posts.
  5. You can manage multiple blogs from the same place.

Learn more about Windows Live Writer

Download Windows Essentials suite (includes Live Writer)

Permanent link to this article: http://facultywp.ccri.edu/blog/2014/06/28/windows-live-writer/

Jun 13 2014

Most popular plugins

pluginsWordPress Plugins

Plugins can extend WordPress to do almost anything you can imagine. In the directory you can find, download, rate, and comment on all the best plugins the WordPress community has to offer.

Plugins need to be tested and installed on the Network by IT Web Services before you can activate them on your site. Only plugins that have been endorsed by WordPress.org will be installed on the network. Please pass along your plugin requests to webservices@ccri.edu.

View the most popular plugins here.

View all plugins here.

Permanent link to this article: http://facultywp.ccri.edu/blog/2014/06/13/most-popular-plugins/

Oct 16 2013

Learn WordPress on Lynda.com

Lynda.com logoCCRI has upgraded their Lynda.com subscription

CCRI has upgraded their Lynda.com subscription and now has an unlimited number of licenses so that faculty and staff can avail themselves of this web-based training at any time from any location!

Lynda.com is an award-winning provider of education materials. The lynda.com Online Training Library(R) (OTL) includes hundreds of video-based e-learning courses on Adobe and Microsoft applications and technologies; web design; digital photography, video and audio; Mac applications; programming, and more. Exercise files are oftentimes available for download to provide learners with the opportunity for hands-on practice on projects demonstrated in the tutorial.WordPress Logo

Employees simply need to go through CCRI’s self-serve page (https://webfor.ccri.edu/lynda/index.cfm) and enter their CCRI user name and password to establish your Lynda.com account to access training going forward.

If you have any questions about Lynda.com, please do not hesitate to contact Michelle O’Brien in the Human Resources Department.

Permanent link to this article: http://facultywp.ccri.edu/blog/2013/10/16/software-training-by-lynda-com/

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