WordPress child themes

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http://wpchild.trubox.ca I’m playing a little catch up here. This resource was created in the spring of 2017 to support a 2-part workshop at the Educational Technology User’s Group (ETUG) spring conference. I found the documentation on creating child themes was … Continued

Plugin: Academic Blogger’s Toolkit

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Every now and then a WordPress plugin comes along that I instantly know will be a useful game-changer for many TruBox and OpenETC users. I recently installed this plugin on both servers and will take a few paragraphs to show … Continued

Myscript Stylus

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This app profile was scribbled out by Troy Welch with inspiration, advice and consultation from Brian Lamb What is it? I don’t know if it is just me and my stubby fingers, but I find the ‘Lilliputian keyboards’ on mobile … Continued

Festival of Learning Reflections

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Early in June a small group of intrepid TRU folks made their way to the Festival of Learning. The four days passed at a furious rate. As I await my homeward flight in the quiet and relatively unknown Stanley’s Brew … Continued

Cloud Computing

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“…it’s cloud illusions I recall…”[ref]http://jonimitchell.com/music/song.cfm?id=83[/ref] The “Cloud” has become a staple of everyday computing. We can store our documents in the cloud, create content in the cloud and use a variety of cloud applications. We can move from work to … Continued

Blogus Interruptus

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Not sure where that half a year went. My joining Brian Lamb in the TRUOL Innovations dept. was a fairly unusual recruiting process. I’ll forgoe the details for the pub, but he needed first to introduce a diagnostic period to determine … Continued

WordPress & Microsoft Word

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I know they both have the letters “word” in them, but can WordPress and Microsoft Word really work together somehow? Recently I discovered not one but two ways that MS Word can be helpful in your WordPress work. Copy and … Continued

Handling Content

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Wordpress has three standard places to put the majority of your stuff: Configuration settings, pages and posts. There are also some non-standard places to put stuff. You will want to think carefully about where you are going to put your … Continued

Site Planning

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There is a quote attributed variously to Benjamin Franklin or Winston Churchill. I first encountered it on a hand produced wooden plaque at my uncle’s cabin. The cabin is constructed on a side hill and depends heavily on a series … Continued

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