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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.

Daylight saving time and post timestamp

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Is your blog not in sync with your local time setting? Here is the instruction on how to configure daylight saving time on your blog. Click on the Settings tab and that will bring you to the General Settings page Scroll down until you see Timezone, you will see that it is set to UTC […]

The Search Principle Blog

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Dean Giustini is a reference librarian at the University of British Columbia at UBC’s Biomedical Branch Library located at the Vancouver General Hospital.

Bug Blog

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A blog trying to answer the important question of how microbes rule the world.

Andean Democracy Research Network

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Andean Democracy Research Network is a pilot project funding by the Glyn Berry Program in the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Canada. Their purpose is to report on the state of democracy in Latin America, particularly the Andean sub-region.