Category Archive: How-to

Check Your Spam: 3 Tips & PSA

–Post originally created by Margaret Galavan for OpenCUNY.info Spam comments aren’t just annoying—they’re potentially dangerous and a strain on our system. Read more to find out how you can do your part to keep OpenCUNY safe and running smoothly!

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Password Protecting Your Materials & Documents

Note: This post was created out of a demonstration for the Beyond the Blog: Making Your (Digital) Teaching Portfolio event. Further resources on teaching portfolios from the event can be found here. When you’re posting materials online, sometimes you don’t want everything to be publicly visible to everyone. Other than setting a site-wide privacy level (see …

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OpenCUNY and WordPress Lingo

–Post originally created by Margaret Galavan for OpenCUNY.info It’s almost impossible not to talk in code (pun-intended) when discussing how websites work. This handout explains some of the terms we often use when speaking about WordPress and OpenCUNY. Open-source: Software for which the original source code is made freely available and may be redistributed and modified. WordPress is a …

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Adding a Twitter Feed to Your Site

There are many Twitter widgets available that allow you to show tweets from a user or a hashtag on your OpenCUNY site. At OpenCUNY we recommend the Twitter widget available through the plugin Jetpack. This post will how show you how to set up the plugin through Jetpack. Occasionally Twitter reconfigures its end of the plugin …

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5 Common Plugins

–Post originally created by Margaret Galavan for OpenCUNY.info The following five plugin types are some basic ones that participants often use on their sites.

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Adding Non-GC Users to Your OpenCUNY Site

–Post originally created by Margaret Galavan for OpenCUNY.info While OpenCUNY is offered for the benefit of the Graduate Center community, there are times when you may want people not affiliated with the GC to have the ability to edit an OpenCUNY website. Maybe you’re running a conference, hosting an event, working in an organization, doing co-research, …

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Site Visibility (Privacy Settings)

–Post originally created by Margaret Galavan for OpenCUNY.info As a participant of OpenCUNY, you have a right to select from five levels of privacy for any of the websites you maintain (see the Terms of Participation to view all of your rights as a user). This quick tutorial will walk you through the five different …

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Using a Personal Domain (custom URL) with OpenCUNY

–Post originally created by Margaret Galavan for OpenCUNY.info As a member of the OpenCUNY community, your site will have an OpenCUNY.org address (ex. OpenCUNY.org/yoursitetitle ). However, you can also use a customized URL with your OpenCUNY site (ex. yoursitetitle.com). To create a customizable URL, called a domain name, follow the steps below.

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