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Can I change the page order in my blog?

For more information on changing the order of page viewing for your blog, see Changing page order in your blog navigation.

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There are too many plugins to choose from. Which ones should I use?

For a list of recommended plugins, see Recommended Plugins for UO Blogs.

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How do I import links to UO Blogs?

To import links from a previous version of WordPress to UO Blogs, follow these instructions:

  1. Type https://<sitename>/wp-links-opml.php into the address bar
  2. Copy this URL
  3. Go to the UO Blogs site's dashboard for which you are importing the links to
  4. Select 'Tools'
  5. Select 'Import'
  6. Select 'Blogroll'
  7. Paste the URL into the 'Specify an OPML URL:' field
  8. Optional: Select a category for the links
  9. Select 'Import OPML File'

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What is the eduroam network?

eduroam is a secure wireless network service that allows faculty, staff, and students to use their home institution's wireless credentials to access wireless networks when visiting other eduroam participating institutions. eduroam eliminates the need for a guest account. Learn more at https://it.uoregon.edu/about-eduroam.

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How does the eduroam network work?

Users will use their DuckID and password to log in into the "eduroam" wireless network at the University of Oregon or at other participating institutions.

Visitors from other institutions will log in to the "eduroam" network using usernames and passwords from their host institutions.

For more information, see eduroam Wireless Network.

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Is the eduroam network secure?

Yes, eduroam is a secure network. eduroam takes the same security precautions as other UO networks.

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Where do I get help for the eduroam network?

If the University of Oregon is your home institution, please contact the Technology Service Desk.

If you are from another eduroam participating institution, please contact your institution's support team.

We recommend that you test the eduroam network at the University of Oregon before traveling to another eduroam participating institution.

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How do I create a custom navigation menu?

Users have the ability to create custom navigation menus for their site. For instructions on how to do this, see Creating a custom menu.

NOTE: For sites with large menus, please be aware that UO Blogs does limit how many menu items a site can have.  If you have a menu that has approximately 50 or more items, you may have troubles adding additional menu items.

If your site needs a large amount of menu items, we recommend splitting your items across multiple menus. 

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How should I configure Acrobat for use with Banner?

Important notice:

As of March, 2013, and until further notice, please use the Alternative method of installation listed below. (Firefox 19 has additional instructions.)

Information Services recommends using the latest version of Acrobat Reader and configuring it to open PDFs outside of your browser. This ensures that incompatibilities introduced by browser plugins will not interfere with your report viewing. However, occasionally upgrades to Acrobat Reader, Java or browsers, will cause problems with our recommended installation method.  In these cases we have also supplied an alternative method of setup.

We recommend against using Acrobat Pro, which can have difficulties when accessing the FDF/PDF format which Banner reports use. Additionally, it is also necessary to set up Acrobat Reader with two privileged locations, inb.uoregon.edu and ba.uoregon.edu, and this setup is not possible in most versions of Acrobat Pro.

Primary Method:

  1. Install the latest version of Acrobat Reader.
  2. In your operating system settings, verify that both PDF and FDF files are associated with Acrobat Reader.
  3. If you are using a browser which supports plugins for PDFs (such as Chrome), disable the plugin within your browser.
  4. Open Acrobat Reader, and in the Preferences->Internet menu configure it to open PDFs in Acrobat Reader directly, not in your browser.
  5. In Adobe Reader Preferences->Security (Enhanced), add the following two hosts to your Trusted Sites:
    inb.uoregon.edu
    ba.uoregon.edu
In cases where the above setup is not working correctly you can try the following setup method.

Alternative Method:

  1. Install the latest version of Acrobat Reader.
  2. In your operating system settings, verify that both PDF and FDF files are associated with Acrobat Reader.
  3. Enable the Adobe Reader plugin, (if using Chrome), or add-on (if using IE, Firefox) for your browser.
  4. In Adobe Reader Preferences->Security (Enhanced), add the following two hosts to your Trusted Sites:
    inb.uoregon.edu
    ba.uoregon.edu

Alternative Method with Mozilla Firefox version 19:

  1. Install the latest version of Acrobat Reader.
  2. Go to “Tools->Options->Applications” and set all Acrobat filetypes to "Use Adobe Acrobat (in Firefox)".  Filetypes for this step include:
    • Adobe Acrobat Document (appears if pdfjs.disable is set to TRUE; see below)
    • Adobe Acrobat Forms Document (application/vnd.adobe.xfdf)
    • Adobe Acrobat Forms Document (application/vnd.adobe.vnd.fdf)
    • Portable Document Format (PDF) (appears if pdfjs.disable is FALSE; see below)
  3. Test to see if the PDF report works now.
  4. If the PDF report continues to appear blank, in a Firefox 19 menubar type “about:config” .
  5. Hit the button that reads "I'll be careful, I promise!" Do please carefully follow these instructions.
  6. Scroll down to “pdfjs.disabled” or type and set to “true”.

TECH TIP: If you are in charge of managing multiple Firefox workstations, take the following two additional steps:

  1. Grab the “prefs.js” and “mimeTypes.rdf” and put them somewhere world-readable.
  2. Use your favorite scripting method to dump the files into "%APPDATA%\Firefox\Profiles\*" via Group Policy each time a user logs on, in case a user decides to change anything.

 

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Why can't I just download and install any WordPress theme or plugin available on the web?

UO Blogs is a hosted WordPress service that has a wide variety of themes and plugins available. For a list of current plugins, see UO Blogs: List of Available Plugins

UO Blogs is a shared service for faculty, staff, and students, currently running more than 2,900 sites and blogs. A problem with a third-party theme or plugin could impact all of those websites, especially when it comes to upgrading WordPress versions in the future. 

If there is a custom theme you would like to use, see UO Blogs: Custom Themes.

In order to keep our UO Blogs network safe and secure, we no longer offer custom plugins. For more information, please see UO Blogs: Plugin Requests.

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