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Healthy UBC Blog

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Thinking about running routines or organic foods? Wondering what to make for a healthy snack? Health Promotions want to help you find your motivation and support through conversation and shared experiences on the Healthy UBC blog. The blog is about building health at UBC, using personal stories to highlight a variety of health issues and […]

How-To set your discussion settings

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Many blog to interact with their readers but do not know how to set their discussion settings properly. This video talks you through the options available. *Note: The video refers to WordPress.com just replace that with blogs.ubc.ca.

How-To Publish your post at a later date

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This is an often overlooked feature of WordPress the ability to post to a future date. A very useful feature for course blogs. Check out this video for the how-to:

Uploading and displaying a link to a file in WordPress 2.7

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Just got a couple requests asking how to upload docs in WordPress 2.7. Watch this video an note the part when the “File URL” is selected. Uploading and displaying a link to a pdf in wordpress 2.7 from Georgian Web Team on Vimeo.

Speed up your dashboard with Google Gears.

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We just upgraded the UBC WordPress install which means a totally redesigned dashboard area. WordPress uses a lot of JavaScript in the dashboard so those with slow connections may experience a sluggish interface, this is where “Turbo” and Google Gears helps speed up your dashboard. Watch videos for details (Firefox, Safari and Internet Explorer). *Note […]

Upgrading to 2.7.1

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On Sunday, May 3rd, from 7 to 9 AM we will upgrade WP to 2.7.1. Try to avoid posting during this time as you might experience a short service interruption. While WP 2.7.1 does provide sleeker and friendlier interface, its dashboard interface is quite different from the previous WP. Try to invest a few minutes […]

Daily Systems Maintenance Times

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For those late night bloggers out there you may notice a server slow down between 3-3:30am daily, this is when our systems maintenance scripts are run. We are hoping to do some server infrastructure changes over the summer so this is will no longer be noticeable to the end user.