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WordPress Theme Development RFP for Brescia University College
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We have just issued a WordPress Theme Development RFP, and would be happy if any of you would like to pass the links on to any WordPress developers you have worked with recently on higher ed projects…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dan Bashaw Mar 10, 2014.

Conference web sites - Which tools and services do you use?
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I have a project that started as a request for an online registration form, but has now morphed into a typical full conference web site: Schedule, presentations, registration with online payment…Continue

Tags: conferences, system, management, conference

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kevin Hanselman Jul 17, 2013.

Migration to WordPress
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Several of us are currently migrating sites from various CMS's to WordPress. Let's use this discussion thread to share our tips and experiences with WordPress at the departmental and institutional…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dan Bashaw Mar 4.

What tech do you use for remote presentations?
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A former intern and I will be doing a conference session on 'Getting Started in Chinese Social Media' at #PSEWEB in Vancouver on June 25th. We'll be presenting from London Ontario, using a mix of…Continue

Tags: hangouts, skype, distance, virtual, presentation

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dan Bashaw Jun 27, 2013.

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Julie Fradette left a comment for Dan Bashaw
"Hello Dan, Thank you for the plugin suggestions! I will be testing them out in the days to come. After everything I've read, I now feel confident that Wordpress will be a good choice for us. :-)"
Mar 6
Dan Bashaw left a comment for Julie Fradette
"Hi Julie, I use a plugin (https://wordpress.org/plugins/page-links-to/) to set up simple page redirects. Using it at our root site to link to a deep page or an external page gives a 'short-ish' URL. brescia.uwo.ca/give/ is an example that…"
Mar 4
Julie Fradette left a comment for Dan Bashaw
"Me neither :-) But when I tried to send you a message, it notified me that I could only message you if we're friends. I was curious about your experience with Wordpress as a CMS for your University website? We're a small University as well…"
Mar 4
Dan Bashaw replied to Dan Bashaw's discussion Migration to WordPress
"Hi Julie, My experience has been very positive. We are now running several WordPress multisites, and if I could encapsulate the results it would be: Much improved editing experience for departmental users compared to other CMS. Much reduced…"
Mar 4
Julie Fradette replied to Dan Bashaw's discussion Migration to WordPress
"Cara, your links have been extremely useful. We're seriously considering migrating to Wordpress over the summer. We've used TYPO3 since 2009, which is another open-source CMS. I appreciate all the comments posted so far, but I wonder what…"
Mar 4
Dan Bashaw left a comment for Julie Fradette
"Hi Julie -- I had no idea we could friend people here! :)"
Mar 4
Dan Bashaw replied to Mark Mazelin's discussion Website Translation Services
"Given a relatively small volume of pages, it is probably best to handle this manually, ensuring that your workflow triggers a translation when the English version of the page changes. With this approach you can use either local translators, or…"
Mar 3
Dan Bashaw replied to Artur Charukhchyan's discussion Wordpress setup advice needed
Oct 6, 2014
Dan Bashaw replied to Artur Charukhchyan's discussion Wordpress setup advice needed
"Check out a 'multisite' install for this use case -- it will be very suited to creating a departmental structure."
Oct 6, 2014
Dan Bashaw replied to Beth Hastings's discussion Columbia College site redesigned - take a look!
"Nice and clean redesign, and I can see you are also paying a lot of attention to content strategy.  Thanks for sharing the links!"
Aug 25, 2014
Dan Bashaw replied to Tim O'Keeffe's discussion Calendar software
"Hi Sarah -- Just as a wildcard suggestion, if your calendar needs are modest, you might want to consider http://tri.be/shop/wordpress-events-calendar-pro/. I've found that with some of the available extensions, it is very capable, and is of…"
Jun 2, 2014
Dan Bashaw replied to Michael Carpenter's discussion Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation 2014
"That concern makes"
Apr 24, 2014
Dan Bashaw replied to Michael Carpenter's discussion Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation 2014
"Hi Michael -- Do you have any links to recent articles, posts, or PSE policy documents that put CASL in the PSE context? I find that when I discuss CASL with various departments, a common first reaction is that it 'doesn't mean us'.…"
Apr 23, 2014
Dan Bashaw replied to Emily Gravell's discussion What CMS are you using?
"Drupal has some strengths for larger sites, and has a strong a code-centric culture that seems to be a good fit for many universities looking at open source. I especially like the 'Types and Views' approach to displaying content chunks,…"
Apr 1, 2014
Dan Bashaw replied to Loren Leonard's discussion Commercial Hosting
""just kidding about the tears" Still... I feel your pain! :)"
Apr 1, 2014
Dan Bashaw replied to Emily Gravell's discussion What CMS are you using?
"Interesting question, and I'll kick off with the first open source option – there will no doubt be others put forward as well. We are migrating from static HTML to WordPress. Responsive. Check.  EMS Integration... Sorta. (via…"
Mar 28, 2014

Profile Information

Employer?
Brescia University College
Website:
http://www.brescia.uwo.ca
List three areas of expertise or specialization.
IA UX CMS
What CMS are you using?
Primarily WordPress
What department or office are you in?
Communications
Primary Job Responsibility
Web development and maintenance + social media
Number of students at your institution
1200

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At 2:15pm on March 6, 2015, Julie Fradette said…

Hello Dan,

Thank you for the plugin suggestions! I will be testing them out in the days to come. After everything I've read, I now feel confident that Wordpress will be a good choice for us. :-)

At 4:48pm on March 4, 2015, Julie Fradette said…

Me neither :-) But when I tried to send you a message, it notified me that I could only message you if we're friends. I was curious about your experience with Wordpress as a CMS for your University website? We're a small University as well (around 2200 students). I just saw your response to my message in the "Migration to Wordpress" thread. Thanks! One request we get a lot here is for short URLs (a shortcut that redirects to the real page). People like to have a short URL to put on posters or in advertisements. They want our domain name to be part of the URL, so using bitly is not an option. That takes me seconds to setup in TYPO3, but I don't know if it's doable in Wordpress.

 
 
 

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HighEdWeb Invites Nominations for Board of Directors

The Higher Education Web Professionals Association Board of Directors is the governing body of the Association, working to create and manage policy, coordinate business issues, and manage the growth and prosperity of HighEdWeb. The Board meets monthly to discuss updates and issues, and works to lead various Association initiatives year-round.There are several open Director spots, due to growth and natural term expiration, and so HighEdWeb is now inviting nominations. Nominations (of yourself or…See More
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Beth Hastings posted a discussion

Web Designer opening - Columbia, Missouri

Job SummaryThe Web Designer position works closely with various college departments to create and maintain a college website that is marketing focused and content driven. This individual is a talented and creative graphic designer with strong background in designing modern and innovative web pages. The ability to implement the designs into working web pages using front-end development skills in HTML5 and CSS3 is key.Essential FunctionsDesign visually-appealing, innovative web pages and graphics…See More
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Erin Leavitt commented on Lynn Zawie's group OmniUpdate
"New blog post from Jim Heiney of Lock Haven University: The Perils and Perks of Outside Consultants "
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Matt Herzberger replied to Doug Thompson's discussion Transitioning course catalog from old-school InDesign/PDF to web-based system...
"More than anything I would suggest focusing on workflow and how you can manage the process similar to that of the offline pdf creation process. So might want to do a proof of concept with wordpress to see if you can pull it off and then also looked…"
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Doug Thompson posted a discussion

Transitioning course catalog from old-school InDesign/PDF to web-based system...

So, the "powers that be" here are looking into various catalog systems...for next year.In the meantime, we're now working on our (hopefully last) old-school InDesign/PDF catalog, and I got to thinking...maybe it would be a good thing to do some sort of web-based static page (to keep it simple, for now) catalog this time around, to make the transition next year to whatever catalog system the "powers that be" decide upon an easier one.We have a Wordpress instance and then we have our regular…See More
May 19
Edward Terry posted a discussion

Web Designer - Austin, TX

I have this open only for a day or so. Please let me know if I can answer any questions.http://www5.austincc.edu/ehire/posting/online_version.php?job_num=1410053See More
May 18
Erin Leavitt commented on Lynn Zawie's group OmniUpdate
"Join us on Thursday, May 28 at 11 am PT when Becky Vardaman and Robyn Anderson from Converge Consulting and our very own Rich Paul discuss the impact of Google's recent mobile-friendly update. Register now!"
May 15
Ronna Johnston added a discussion to the group Mobile
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Conference Mobile App

We are hosting a large conference in 2016 and looking for a simple mobile app to use, we don't have time to build one in house. Just something with venue info and sessions as a base. Does anyone have suggestions? Thanks much!Ronna JohnstonUniversity of Northern ColoradoSee More
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Cascade Server CMS

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May 14
Erin Leavitt commented on Lynn Zawie's group OmniUpdate
"New article featured in Career College Central about course catalogs by Lance Merker: "Going Mobile: Five Steps to a Mobile-Friendly Course Catalog"  "
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Erin Leavitt commented on Lynn Zawie's group OmniUpdate
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Jeff Rauschert replied to Katie Ryan Lambert's discussion Website Redesign - Change Management & Communications
"Katie, we are in the same boat as you. We will be changing to a site that focuses more on prospective students, moving non-related content to SharePoint. We have similar concerns but are going in with a plan of cutting our number of content authors…"
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"Rogue websites can cause all kinds of problems for your higher ed website, but how do you stop them for good? Check out these steps in today's blog post "Taming the Beast: Rogue Websites in Higher Ed" Taming the Beast: Rogue…"
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Erin Leavitt commented on Lynn Zawie's group OmniUpdate
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Erin Leavitt commented on Lynn Zawie's group OmniUpdate
"This Friday May 8 at 10 am PT Higher Ed Live will present "Communication United: Social Media and Your Website" featuring Elizabethtown College and Pepperdine University. Mark your calendars!  "
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