Site Visibility (Privacy Settings)

–Post originally created by Margaret Galavan for 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 As a member of the OpenCUNY community, your site will have an address (ex. ). However, you can also use a customized URL with your OpenCUNY site (ex. 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 ABOUT THE BOARD: The OpenCUNY Board ( ) consists of the two OpenCUNY Coordinators and four participants. The OpenCUNY Board determines governance policies for The primary task of the OpenCUNY Board will be …

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Nominations & Elections for 2011-12 OpenCUNY Board

The 2011-2012 OpenCUNY Board Nominations will be held from 10/01/11 to 10/08/11. The 2011-2012 OpenCUNY Board Elections will be held from 10/22/11 to 10/29/11. See also or contact the OpenCUNY Coordinators for more information. Nominations are now open!

How-To Videos

–Post originally created by Margaret Galavan for 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 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, 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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