News & Updates

Monitoring UBC Netowork Outages

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On September the 8th blogs.ubc.ca experienced down time due to a UBC network failure. Thanks to all those who let us know. For future reference please check the IT Services Bulletin for campus network statuses. http://bulletins.it.ubc.ca/

How-To add a user to your UBC Blog

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Lately our support team are getting a lot of question on how to add an user to a blog. So here’s what you need to do. Please note that steps 1 to 3 are critical. Check with the person you are adding to your blog and see if he/she is already a registered member of […]

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 […]