Entries by Reclaim Hosting

Installing Plugins

As you begin to use your Omeka install on Reclaim Hosting you may wish to add additional functionality by way of the various open source plugins available at http://omeka.org/add-ons/plugins/. Although Omeka doesn’t currently include an automated installer for plugins, the process of uploading them to your space is outlined here. To get started you’ll want to […]

Installing Omeka

To get started you’ll need to login to your control panel (https://domains.ggc.edu/dashboard) using your Georgia Gwinnett College username and password. Once logged in you’ll be on the homepage of your cPanel. Navigate to the Web Applications section of the cPanel and find Featured Applications. Then select Omeka. This page gives you more information about the Omeka software. To begin the install, […]

iOS & Android App

You can download the WordPress app from the iOS App Store or the Google Play Store for your mobile device. Screenshot Setup Tutorial: When you open the WordPress app, tap on Add Self-Hosted Site: Then, you will be able to enter your WordPress site credentials: These credentials come from your Installatron page of WordPress. To access these credentials, first find […]

Managing Spam: Akismet

SPAM! Everyone hates it in their email. If you’re new to WordPress and blogging platforms, spam exists in the form of comment spam – people (or vermin) leave comments promoting their services or schemes, on a post or page. So how do you deal with comment spam when it can come in even more often […]

Site Privacy

WordPress is a platform intended to allow you to share your thoughts and ideas freely and easily with the world. However, there are options to publish to a more limited audience. The first way is to limit who can find your website. That is done by keeping search engines, like Google, from seeing (known as […]

Discussion Settings

What makes WordPress a powerful platform is that not only can you create a dynamic website, but you can also allow dynamic discussions about the content with your visitors. Comments, the bread and butter of the discussion, can add to the overhead of your website management. You have to keep up with responses to your […]

Widgets

Widgets are a more advanced feature of WordPress that allow you even more control over the content on your site. In essence, widgets are small containers of content that can be placed in various areas of your site. Where you can place widgets depends entirely on the theme you are using. Many (most) themes include […]

Plugins

WordPress has a lot of functionality built-in, but occasionally you might find a specific need that isn’t a part of the default software. To accomplish this, WordPress has a plugin architecture where developers can create plugins that add additional functionality to your site. From simple photo galleries to site statistics, to automatic Twitter and Facebook […]

Custom Menus

Start at your site’s Dashboard and choose Appearance the Menus. In the Custom Menus interface that appears, type a name for your menu. This can be anything you want. It doesn’t get displayed anywhere; it’s used by WordPress to identify and place your menu. Once you’ve typed the name, click Create Menu. You’ll now be presented with a screen that includes […]

Permalinks

Part of the popularity of WordPress is how easily it makes a website functional and yet attractive. One of the smaller details that you might want to adjust is how the addresses to your blog posts are structured. Permalink is the name given to the address of an individual blog post because they are “permanent links”. For […]