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  • If you would like your blog or site to display nicely on a mobile device, such as tablets and phones, you will want to choose a responsive theme.  The following themes are responsive and mobile-...
  • Known issues for UO Blogs and their resolution. Q: I haven't seen any place for custom user CSS. Is it not available on this platform? A: We don't have the Custom User CSS as a plugin, but...
  • One Column Themes Single column themes have a central post area with no sidebar. All widgets are located at the bottom of the theme. [[wysiwyg_imageupload:719:]]          ...
  • Additional users can be added to a blog. You might want to add a user if your blog is private and only visible to registered subscribers, yet you also would like to have others contribute content....
  • Batch creation is a process that quickly creates blogs or adds users to an existing blog in batches of tens, hundreds, or thousands. For example, this tool is very helpful for faculty who want to...
  • The University of Oregon offers a web publishing service called UO Blogs to the UO community. This document outlines policy about guest access to UO Blogs. Access to UO Blogs by a guest shall be...
  • Formidable is a plugin that allows you to create and utilize forms that are can be viewed on your blog. Premade templates include a job application, a contact us form, and a form that allows you to...
  • The Submission Form Creator Plugin allows you to insert contact forms into your blog posts or pages. After activating Submission Form Creator, you will be able to edit the settings for the plugin by...
  • This plugin allows you to translate the language of your posts, pages, or your entire blogs interface to a different language. By default, when creating new pages or posts, you are able to choose...
  • This plugin allows you to edit the order in which links appear on your website. You can drag and drop them to appear in different orders. This also allows you to add links to your blog. Once the...
  • The Google Map plugin allows you to place a map with a specific location for your users to see anywhere on your blog. This plugin allows you to link maps in your posts or on your sidebars. To post a...
  • The MCE Table Buttons plugin allows you to create an extra button to your visual editor to insert and edit tables.  This plugin is simple to enable and use. First, activate the plugin from the...
  • This plugin allows you add a print friendly and PDF buttons to your blog, which allows your users to turn your pages or posts into PDFs or printer friendly versions of content. After activating the...
  • This plugin allows visitors of your blog to give your content a rating. After activation, two thumbs will appear on your blog posts or pages: one facing up and one facing down. This allows your users...
  • The calendar plugin allows you to insert a calendar showing all of your appointments on your site. Once the Calendar plugin is activated, you can modify the calendar settings by hovering your mouse...
  • In your Dashboard, there is a new feature called Statistics! Statistics is based off of Google Analytics and it provides you with information on the number of page visits, specific content being...
  • The Wiki plugin allows you to add a wiki to your blog. After activation, this plugin creates a menu option that allows you to add wikis to your blog, add wiki categories, tags, and edit your wiki...
  • This plugin allows you to use a widget to display a non-hierarchical list of your post tags. This widget provides number formatting options for your tag list.  To use this widget: Activate the...
  • This plugin will allow you to selectively convert your categories into tags or tags into categories. To activate the converter plugin: Click on Plugins If the Categories to Tags Converter is blue...
  • This plugin allows you to schedule when your post or page content will be posted. For example, you could have an assignement be posted to your site at a certain time and only have it available to...
  • The UO Banner plugin adds a UO banner to the top of your site. This banner has the official UO logo and links that are required. (See https://digital.uoregon.edu/web-standards for more...
  • This plugin allows you to add a Google webfont drop down menu to your visual editor with 291 different font choices.  After activating this plugin, you will find a list of fonts available when...
  • FeedBurner FeedSmith allows you to redirect all of your UO Blogs site content to a feed for your FeedBurner feed.  FeedBurner allows you to manage your RSS feed and track RSS and email...
  • RSS Just Better allows you to add RSS feeds to your pages or posts. There is also a handy widget you can use for your site. To use RSS Just Better: Create a new post or page In the editor field,...
  • To transitition your UO Blogs site to a new administrator, follow these instructions: **NOTE: You will want to make sure your new administrator has logged into UO Blogs at least once with their...
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