A SyntaxHighlighter Evolved WordPress plugin for Google Apps Script contributors
With my published content I like to include useful code snippets. As I published on a self-hosted WordPress blog I’ve used plugins to help format the code to make it easier to understand and also aesthetically look nice. In this post I share a WordPress plugin I’ve developed for Google Apps Script syntax highlighting.
Creating your own scoop.it-esque content curation community in WordPress
Recently I’ve been experimenting with a content curation site for the Google Apps Script community (see Apps Script Pulse – Sharing Google Apps Script community content). In this post I want to share some of the things I learned setting this site up and resources I’ve created along the way. The practice of collecting resources […]
Moving WordPress to https and keeping your feeds alive for Feedburner (avoiding 400 error)
We recently moved the ALT Online Newsletter, which is a self-hosted WordPress site, to https/SSL. We did this before Google announced it would use https as a rank factor in it’s search results so hopefully it will also have a positive boost to our traffic. To do this we opened the WordPress dashboard and switched […]
ALT Innovates: A BadgeOS WordPress plugin add-on to host and issue Mozilla Open Badges
ALT’s Open Course in Technology Enhanced Learning (ocTEL) is entering it’s final week. As part of this our effort to award digital badges has been well received by participants. One request we received was to turn our site specific digital badges into Open Badges. To achieve this we’ve developed a add-on to the existing BadgeOS plugin which will turn your WordPress powered site into a Open Badges issuer.
Hosting WordPress within your institution: Notes from a conversation with Joss Winn (University of Lincoln)
There is a growing list of educational uses for WordPress beyond a reflective blogging tool. Recently Joss Winn from the University of Lincoln took time out to speak to me about how since 2008 they’ve gone on to host and support over 1,800 WordPress sites with one server, one WordPress installation and one part-time person.
altc2013 building new connections: Notes on integrating Conferencer, BuddyPress, FeedWordPress and MailPress for a conference platform
I’m not entirely sure what this post is. I started writing it on the train down to altc2013 and think it lost its focus between York and Sheffield. Essentially I wanted to write this to highlight some of the benefits of using BuddyPress as a way to capture user activity streams but at the same time some of the challenges of achieving an integrated experience using WordPress. I’ll let you decide it’s value and please feel free to comment (the ‘dirty code’ post will be a lot better).