OpenCUNY’s Fifth Birthday Celebration

On February 28th, 2014 OpenCUNY celebrated our Fifth Birthday. [View the story “OpenCUNY’s Fifth Birthday Party” on Storify]

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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OpenCUNY Spring 2014 Welcome

Dearest OpenCUNY participants, Yes, the weather outside is frightful, but starting a new web project on OpenCUNY would be so delightful! As we heartily welcome you to will-it-ever-be-spring semester and share about some new OpenCUNY features and upcoming events, we encourage you, as ever, to be in touch about what you’re working on. We’re a …

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Non-proprietary Resources from Across the Web

–Post originally created by Margaret Galavan for OpenCUNY.info 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 …

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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

–Post originally created by Margaret Galavan for OpenCUNY.info OpenCUNY is a a student-based and student-organized digital, open-source platform. 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 …

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GC Library ArcGIS, Data Mgt, and Research Metrics Workshops

The Library is holding some events this fall that might be of interest to OpenCUNY participants. Check it out. ArcGIS, Data Mgt, and Research Metrics Workshops Register now for the following library workshops taking place in October and November! All classes will be taught by visiting librarian Meg Smith. Intro to ArcGIS- This workshop will …

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OpenCUNY Fall 2013 Welcome!

OpenCUNY, the student-governed, open source, academic medium for the CUNY Graduate Center community, would like to warmly welcome you back to another academic year and share some news and information about OpenCUNY. In the past year, OpenCUNY welcomed many new participants and participated in exciting digital initiatives, and this year we welcome two new coordinators …

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Common Plugins

–Post originally created by Margaret Galavan for OpenCUNY.info The following plugin types are some basic ones that participants often use to help get their sites off the ground and running.

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5 Tips for Maintaining Your OpenCUNY Site & Making it Sparkle

–Post originally created by Margaret Galavan for OpenCUNY.info Following these five tips will help keep your site in tip-top shape!

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