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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, 2015.

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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Dan Bashaw replied to Mark Greenfield's discussion The Future of the UWEBD Social Network
"+1 on LinkedIn for this community. It would be good to keep the ability to have longer posts and conversations than #Slack or Twitter are optimized for."
Sep 13, 2016
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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
Dan Bashaw left a comment for Julie Fradette
"Hi Julie -- I had no idea we could friend people here! :)"
Mar 4, 2015
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, 2015
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

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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Top 200 Universities in Facebook

Just a brief note to inform all University developers that we have just published a new ranking of the top 200 Universities in Facebook based on the number of likes (fans count) each Facebook page has. Visit http://www.4icu.org/top-universities-facebook/For the US listing of all Universities in Facebook and their fans count popularity please visit…See More
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user levels

Is there anyway you can edit a user level?  We have level 8 users and want to add "Add to Dictionary" without opening every user and clicking on the Add to Dictionary box.See More
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Doug Thompson posted a discussion

Solution for deluge of daily emails?

So way back in "the day" (eight or so years ago), our employee/student email inboxes were routinely deluged with 40+ individual email messages per day due to the "campus-wide" email lists being open for anyone here to send messages to.Enough people eventually decried the situation, so we came up with an email/website "publication" that was basically akin to a "daily digest email" of what were originally individual messages.This was highly successful and took a large part of the burden off of…See More
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Andrew Soderberg replied to Mark Greenfield's discussion The UWEBD Social Network Will Live On
"Mark, Just a suggestion regarding a sustainable future for UWEBD (software platform). When I was at OmniUpdate we migrated from Ning to SocialEngine. SE has a Ning 2 import tool: http://get.socialengine.com/ning/ The process was pretty smooth for…"
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Best CMS option

It's time for us to move away from our current CMS, and I was wondered what is working best for others: a pre-packaged solution, or building your own with WordPress, Drupal or ...?See More
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