Entries by Andy Rush

WordPress Themes and Plugins for Accessibility

When people start building their brand-new WordPress websites, their mind is filled with design and colors and content. “How can I make my site look good?” is typically their foremost thought. Experienced site designers will usually say “think of your audience”, and will try to make something that caters to as many people as possible. […]

Next Steps

UNF Faculty Domains was released from the starting gate on September 19, 2017. Any UNF faculty member can now sign up for their own domain and start building in their space. We held a couple of workshops on September 22nd to introduce the system as well as install the WordPress application. In October we will […]

Getting Started Videos

Three videos that will help you get started using UNF Faculty Domains An Introduction to UNF faculty Domains Visit the Getting Started Using UNF Faculty Domains documentation referred to in the video. Getting Started with UNF Faculty Domains Get a WordPress Website on UNF Faculty Domains Photo by Felix Russell-Saw

UNF Faculty Domains Template

As part of the UNF Faculty Domains initiative, we have created a template for UNF faculty to use when installing a WordPress website. Our first template (we plan on creating others soon) includes two UNF-styled themes with some recommended plugins. The default WordPress installation includes everything you need to get started. A complete demonstration site is available, […]

What is a Domain?

A web domain is an “address” on the web. In your web browser, if you type google.com, you will go to Google’s main, or “home” page. A domain name needs to be registered with a global organization (known as ICANN). You can register a domain with an ICANN-accredited domain registrar. You can usually register a […]

Scalar

Installing Scalar Scalar is a free, open source authoring and publishing platform that’s designed to make it easy for authors to write long-form, born-digital scholarship online. Scalar enables users to assemble media from multiple sources and juxtapose them with their own writing in a variety of ways, with minimal technical expertise required. To install Scalar, use these simple steps: Login to your […]

UNF Faculty Theme

This theme is a child of the Superhero theme. Use it to give your blog a clean look with bright pops of color. It uses a UNF-styled header including a UNF osprey logo. It includes page templates where you can add a CV, as well as a course, research, and service page.

Signing Up Vs. Signing In

If you are brand new to the world of UNF Faculty Domains, you may not know what you need to do to start using it. So to begin, you first need to select a domain name that will look something like yourdomain.domains.unf.edu. That is what we refer to as signing up. After you have signed up […]

Customize Your WordPress Site

One of the features of using WordPress is that it is almost infinitely configurable. That’s a good thing and a bad thing at the same time, since it can be difficult to find where to go to make a change to your site. In recent updates to the WordPress software, there has been a concerted […]

Introduction

UNF Faculty Domains is a project at the University of North Florida managed by the Center for Instruction and Research Technology (CIRT). It is a full featured web hosting solution that offers the opportunity to create academic publishing spaces using modern web applications. This project is one of many “Domain of One’s Own” projects happening at institutions of […]