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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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Nominations Open for 2011-12 OpenCUNY Board

Nominations for the 2011-12 OpenCUNY Board are now open (until 10/8). To nominate yourself or another OpenCUNY participant to the Board, please fill out the Nomination Form at http://opencuny.org/board/nominate/ ABOUT THE BOARD: The OpenCUNY Board ( http://opencuny.org/board/ ) consists of the two OpenCUNY Coordinators and four electedOpenCUNY.org participants. The OpenCUNY Board determines governance policies for OpenCUNY.org. The primary task of the OpenCUNY Board will be …

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How-To Videos

–Post originally created by Margaret Galavan for OpenCUNY.info Below is a collection of short videos (around 1 minute) that walk you through how to perform common WordPress tasks. They’re collected together in groups of increasing complexity.

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OpenCUNY Network Social

On Thursday, September 22, OpenCUNY will be holding a network social in Room 5409 from 4:30-6:30pm to kick off programming for this coming academic year. All current users and interested parties are invited to attend. Enjoy free food and beverages while you exchange ideas with fellow graduate students using OpenCUNY for their personal research, professional …

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New Terms of Participation

After many months of discussion, voting, more discussion, and then more voting . . . we’re pleased to announce the OpenCUNY Terms of Participation. The Terms of Participation (ToP) are the official governance policy of OpenCUNY.org that all participants must abide by. The ToP were drafted and unanimously approved by the OpenCUNY Board on 03/24/2011. …

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OpenCUNY Migration/Upgrade Complete

Maggie and I are happy to report that we have successfully migrated OpenCUNY to our new server. Following the migration this past Friday, we were finally able to upgrade WordPress to its latest version and update all plugins and themes to their newest versions. A few older themes and plugins had no updates available and, …

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OpenCUNY Down for Maintenance Starting at 2PM

Beginning today August 26th at 2PM EST, OpenCUNY.org will be down for maintenance as we migrate to a new server and upgrade our system. After 2PM today, any changes made to a site or account will be lost. A full backup of everyone’s site will be generated. However, please follow these directions if you would …

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Reminder: OpenCUNY Workshop: Fri 4/29

OpenCUNY is hosting its first site-building workshop on Friday, April 29, from 1-3pm in 5409. This free, hands-on workshop is open to all levels of participants and will cover both basic WordPress questions and more advanced topics according to the needs of workshop attendees … plus … free pizza! Walk-ins are welcome, but we strongly …

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Terms of Participation: Vote Now!

The Terms of Participation have now been approved by the OpenCUNY Committee: opencuny.org/terms At this juncture we are seeking approval from OpenCUNY participants so that we may send these terms on to the DSC Plenary for ratification. If you have concerns about the Terms of Participation as currently drafted, we encourage you to get in …

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Terms of Participation: 1st Draft

The first draft of our Terms of Participation is now available for public viewing: opencuny.org/terms This draft has not yet been approved by OpenCUNY participants, the OpenCUNY Committee, or the DSC Plenary. We are posting this draft solely for public viewing and participant feedback. Please send any questions, thoughts, or concerns to the OpenCUNY Coordinators or …

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