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Web Communication Intro to WordPress – October 2017 Edition

Intro to WordPress – October 2017 Edition

This will be a general introduction training. Whether you are new to WordPress here at WSU or just need a refresher, everyone is welcome to attend.

WHEN: Thursday, October 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

If you are on the Pullman campus –
WHERE: ITB 2025
Please come in person.


If you are not on Pullman campus

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/610575173

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (872) 240-3412

Access Code: 610-575-173

A new taxonomy interface

In an effort to provide a better experience when managing taxonomy terms for posts, we have consolidated the multiple taxonomy meta boxes into one easy-to-use interface.

Rather a complete departure from the default experience, the new interface leverages the Select2 library to simplify and enhance it. Each taxonomy is represented by a single input. Clicking or focusing on a given input will provide the complete list of terms for that taxonomy. The terms can also be searched by simply typing in keywords. Both of these features are exemplified below:

An animated screenshot showing an example of the search support.
Too many terms to scroll through? Just start typing to search!

The process for adding new terms to a taxonomy is largely the same as it was previously. For hierarchical taxonomies like Site Categories, click the “+ Add New Category” text and use the small form that pops up to add the new term. For non-hierarchical taxonomies – like Tags – simply type in the new term followed by a comma. While it may seem strange that the process is different depending on the taxonomy type, there are technical reasons for the differences (one being that Categories and other hierarchical taxonomy terms can theoretically contain commas). Aside from those reasons, keeping the two different processes seemed to make more sense than introducing something new and unfamiliar.

A screenshot showing how to add new terms.
Adding new categories or tags will be familiar to those who are used to the old interface.

For the developers out there interested in including their custom taxonomies in this interface, or using it on custom post types, the
wsuwp_taxonomy_metabox_taxonomies
and
wsuwp_taxonomy_metabox_post_types
filters, respectively, are provided for doing just that. The use of these filters will be documented soon!

Intro to WordPress – September 2017 Edition

This will be a general introduction training. Whether you are new to WordPress here at WSU or just need a refresher, everyone is welcome to attend.

WHEN: Wednesday, September 6 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

If you are on the Pullman campus –
WHERE: ITB 2025
Please come in person.


If you are not on Pullman campus

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/734768389

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (786) 535-3211

Access Code: 734-768-389

Intro to WordPress – July 2017 Edition

This will be a general introduction training. Whether you are new to WordPress here at WSU or just need a refresher, everyone is welcome to attend.

WHEN: Monday, July 31 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

If you are on the Pullman campus –
WHERE: ITB 2025
Please come in person.


If you are not on Pullman campus

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/237552821

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (571) 317-3112

Access Code: 237-552-821

Intro to WordPress – May 2017 Edition

This will be a general introduction training. Whether you are new to WordPress here at WSU or just need a refresher, everyone is welcome to attend.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 31 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

If you are on the Pullman campus –
please come in person

WHERE: ITB 2025


If you are not on Pullman campus

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/761831917

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (669) 224-3412

Access Code: 761-831-917

Intro to WordPress – April 2017 Edition

This will be a general introduction training. Whether you are new to WordPress here at WSU or just need a refresher, everyone is welcome to attend.

WHEN: Thursday, April 20 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

If you are on the Pullman campus –
please come in person

WHERE: ITB 2025


If you are not on Pullman campus

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/409276749

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (872) 240-3311

Access Code: 409-276-749

Open Lab coming to WSU Spokane

Hello WSU Spokane!

Web Communication will be on campus to help with any WordPress, online registration, or Qualtrics questions that you might have. All are welcome, so please spread the word. As always, please come when you can, and you stay as long as you like.

All sessions will be in SHSB 260

Wednesday March 15th
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
3:00 PM – 4:40 PM

Thursday March 16th
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Intro to WordPress – March 2017 Edition

This will be a general introduction training. Anyone who is new to WordPress here at WSU, or who may need a refresher, is welcome to attend.

WHEN: Tuesday, March 7 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

If you are on the Pullman campus –
please come in person

WHERE: ITB 2025


If you are not on Pullman campus

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/336679405

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (571) 317-3112

Access Code: 336-679-405

Intro to WordPress – January 2017 Edition

This will be a general introduction training. Anyone who is new to WordPress here at WSU, or who may need a refresher, is welcome to attend.

WHEN: January 19th @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

If you are on the Pullman campus –
please come in person

WHERE: ITB 2025


If you are not on Pullman campus

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/732487421

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (646) 749-3131

Access Code: 732-487-421

Share your feedback on the WSU Spine

Hello! WSU Web Communication is working on the next generation of a web framework for use as a base throughout the University. This framework will be made up of several different pieces, including the WSU identity, WSU web identity, and a general toolkit for working on the web at WSU.

In many ways this will be similar to what is now the WSU Spine, which has been the central framework for University sites since June of 2014. The Spine provides the vertical navigation, WSU identity, and mobile friendly framework that is behind much of the web at WSU.

We have a lot of great ideas for where we want to take the new WSU Web Framework, and we’ll be sharing and developing those in the open. First, we want to take a look back and apply the lessons we’ve learned from the WSU Spine project over the last several years.

It would be extremely helpful to have your feedback. If you’re a WSU web reader, editor, developer, or have any interest at all in the future of the web at WSU, please consider completing the WSU Spine Feedback form.