Category Archive: help

Check Your Spam: 3 Tips & PSA

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

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 free and open-source blogging tool and content-management system …

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Non-proprietary Resources from Across the Web

While OpenCUNY can provide free, open-source space for your websites, you may find yourself yearning for non-proprietary alternatives elsewhere in your Internet life. Or, having become more of a WordPress wizard, you may find yourself wanting to learn more about the ins and outs of technology. We want to point out a few resources we …

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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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Welcome to OpenCUNY: 5 Ways to Participate

OpenCUNY is a a student-based and student-organized digital, open-source platform. And the folks behind it seek to empower students to create content to share and to collaborate. Students on OpenCUNY are participants—not users. They can shape the governance documents and actively take part in the community. Here are five participatory features of OpenCUNY:

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5 Common Plugins

The following five plugin types are some basic ones that participants often use on their sites.

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5 Tips for Maintaining Your OpenCUNY Site & Making it Sparkle

Following these five tips will help keep your site in tip-top shape!

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Five Twitter Users to Follow (Fall 2013 Edition)

For our first round-up up interesting Twitter users to follow, we touch on the basics with the main GC accounts and (of course) ours. You have to start somewhere, right?

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Five Student Blogs to Visit (Fall 2013 Edition)

In this first round-up of interesting student-run sites on OpenCUNY, we highlight the online homes of several organizations specifically working on behalf of GC students, a page to see new posts from across OpenCUNY.

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