WordPress as a Content Management System

By default, WordPress is set up to be used for blogging. The home page lists your posts in reverse chronological order. However, WordPress can also be used as an effective Content Management System … [Read more...]

Working With Teasers

WordPress supports creating an excerpt or "teaser" for your Post. If your content is long and you would like to display only the first part on your blog's homepage, you can use the "more" tag. … [Read more...]

New version of WordPress

We have updated WordPress to version 3.02. This is a small update that includes some small bug fixes and a security patch. If you notice any issues, please let the OIT Help Desk … [Read more...]

Updating Your Blog for Daylight Savings Time

With the end of Daylight Savings Time on November 7, 2010, you may notice that your blog posts are off by an hour. If so, you can change the Timezone manually in your Blog Admin area. Unfortunately, … [Read more...]

New Help Docs

WordPress 3 has some new features, including the use of custom menus. We have a new Help Doc page that shows you how this feature works. Creating Custom Menus We also have a new Hints & … [Read more...]

WordPress 3 Update

As you may have noticed, we have updated our installation of Blogs@UCI to the latest version of WordPress (3.01). New Features New Theme Some of the new features include a new theme called … [Read more...]

New Plugin to Share Your Posts

We have installed a new plugin called Share/Save that allows your readers to share your posts using services like Facebook, Twitter, Google Buzz, Delicious and many more. At the bottom of each … [Read more...]

OC WordCamp at UCI + 10 Free Tickets

Orange County WordCamp is hosting a one day conference at UCI on Saturday, April 24th. Event Details Date: April 24th Time: 9 am - 6 pm Location: University of California, Irvine Topics: … [Read more...]

WordPress 2.9 Update

You may have noticed a few small changes to your UCI blog. We have updated our WordPress installation to the latest update 2.9.1.1, code-named Carmen. Besides the under-the-hood technical … [Read more...]

New Authors Widget for Group Blogs

One great feature of WordPress is the ability to have a group blog. Many people can participate as contributors, authors, or editors. We have just installed a widget plugin to make viewing posts by … [Read more...]