My pronouns are she/her/hers.

I'm a web developer at the University of California, Irvine in the Office of Information Technology (OIT).

I am responsible for our simple web hosting solutions using WordPress Multisite - UCI Sites and Faculty Websites . I am also responsible for the Office of Information Technology's public website which is currently using WordPress as the content management system.

I'm an avid baker, love to draw, and am well on my way to becoming a cat lady.

Sylvia Bass
WPCampus 2020 Online

WPCampus 2020 Online

July 2, 2020

Registration is open for the WPCampus conference. This year, due to COVID-19, the conference will be online from July 29 – 30. Registration is free! Registration is required to attend the event, but will not be limited. I attended last year in Portland, Oregon and was a speaker. It was an incredible experience to meet…

DIY Websites slide deck cover

‘DIY Websites’ Presentation at WPCampus

August 6, 2019

On July 26, 2019, I gave a presentation at WPCampus in Portland, Oregon to share how UC Irvine has leveraged WordPress Multisite as a popular web hosting option for small websites and blogs.

Trees and American flag. Snowy mountains in the background.

WPCampus in Portland

June 4, 2019

WPCampus is hosting their annual in-person conference in Portland, Oregon in July. WPCampus is a group of WordPress enthusiasts with a focus in higher ed.

Gutenberg Editor

Gutenberg is growing on me

April 25, 2019

Like many, I’ve been watching warily as WordPress 5 pushes the new Gutenberg editor onto us. I’ve been watching not only as a person who uses WordPress regularly, but as a person who administers and supports two big WordPress Multisite installations (UCI Sites and Faculty Websites). What would this mean for our user base? How…

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Embedding Instagram Posts

January 30, 2019

Did you know that WordPress makes it easy to embed an Instagram post? No plugin needed. Simply paste in the Instagram’s image URL while viewing the image. You can also get to it by clicking the […] and clicking “Copy Link”. Paste the link on a line by itself in the Visual Editor. Make sure…

The Story of Cats

November 15, 2016

Anyone who knows me knows how much I love cats. This two-part mini series on PBS is a fascinating look at the species. It’s amazing how much our companion cats have in common with their wild cousins.

Embedding Flickr Photos

November 8, 2016

Did you know it’s easy to embed Flickr photos into your WordPress post? Just copy and paste the photo’s URL onto it’s own line and WordPress will auto-embed the photo for you. See above. That’s my kitten, Teddy. The photo is on Flickr, but is embedded nicely in my post!

WordCamp Orange County Tickets on Sale!

May 17, 2016

WordCamp OC tickets go on sale on Tuesday, May 17th at noon. It will be held at the Cove – UCI Applied Innovation this year over in the Research Park on July 9th & 10th. Tickets usually sell out within a few hours, so get yours before they are gone.

WordCamp US – December 4 – 6, 2015

September 9, 2015

This year’s central WordCamp is being held in Philadelphia, PA instead of San Francisco. I have attended the past two years via Live Stream. It’s an inexpensive way to still participate in the learning. I like to joke that it is WordCamp for introverts! Tickets will likely go quickly, so sign up now. The Live…

DrupalCamp L.A. – 2015

August 25, 2015

DrupalCamp LA is being held this weekend, August 29-30, 2015, at UC Irvine. It’s an annual free conference for the Drupal communities in Los Angeles, Orange County and the greater Southern California area. This year also includes a PHP Mini-Camp.