Do you remember in the Old Testament all that begat action? And Arphaxad begat Shelah; which himself engendered Eber. (And Arphaxad begat Shelah; and Shelah begat Eber.) Really, you remember? You were there? In terms of ideas or bits of […]
Heading into a latter (not last, not ending, not over) phase of the You Show, in unit 5 we offer/ask participants to consider how they move a site that looks pretty bloggy into something that might be outwardly facing more […]
Most of the time it’s intentional, but I do not always plan to use a dog metaphor. It just happens. In setting up the trubox multisite as a place for You Show participants to start their blogs, I came up […]
These are some notes from my experience here at TRU running two different WordPress sites that are enabled as multisite, or more properly, networks of sites. Among the reasons for doing this include wanting to have a platform to offer […]
“What’s the best theme for my WordPress site?” Is there a equivalent to the “Best Camera is the one in your hand” assertion? Probably not. In our work on The […]
That’s meant to be blank like _________ like make your own site that operates like the DS106 Daily Create. I’ve been mumbling about it for like months, and sat down to start tinkering about a week ago.
I think most of the parts are in place, I’d say it is several Greek letters prior to “alpha”, and am writing now to check in as a progress to myself post. Much of what is left is cosmetic and structural layout, documentation, and much more testing.
The idea is that like the Assignment Bank Theme you can create a kind of site that generates any kind of Daily task, assignment, challenge. A Daily [fill in the blank]!
Unlike the The Daily Create, you do not have to respond by uploading and tagging to a specific social media site. Whatever you do as a response, you simply tweet to a specific twitter account the site owner creates, and include the link and a hashtag associated with the Daily _______.
This is what I saw as things to figure out, and what I got done last week:
- Set up an admin options page for details specific to your site. This was easy a copy of what I did for thr assignment bank theme.
- Figure Out How to Connect/Query a Twitter Account All new stuff, found a library/plugin for managing the authentication of the account, and a lot of play in using it to request tweets to a specific account. The other challenge is setting up a way for the site to automatically check twitter on a regular basis; it’s sort of working.
- Create a Content type to store the responses I wanted to a site to keep a local copy, not relying on twitter, so a custom content type is needed.
- Add extra features/settings to a normal post to make it into a Daily Blank item.
- Make some modifications to the WordPress dashboard, to better reflect the kind of content in the site.
- Whats Next? when can you use this?
I modified the home page template to display just the most recent item (like the Daily Create).
What follow is an excruciatingly long, code-filled post. I’m putting it below the fold, so if you are reading this in one of those antique RSS readers, you might have to click through to see it on my blog (which, I must say, is looking gorgeous in its new clothes).
There might be some value in my sloppy keyboarding skills beyond humorous typos and misplaced punctuation that drives Sandy Brown Jensen batty. I just mistyped a WordPress URL and cracked a lid on something. I even forget know why I was looking at the WordPress Settings on a project site, maybe I was checking something […]
Because he wrote The Tao of Posts and asked for it, comes the Te of Pages. From the original As we were saying, Te is pronounced DEH. In classical Chinese, it is written two ways. The first joins the character “upright” to the character for “heart”. It’s meaning is virtue. The second way adds the […]
creative commons licensed ( BY-NC-ND ) flickr photo shared by One Tree Hill Studios This is part 5 of 5 in a series of posts for Building Connected Courses: Feed WordPress 101 Basic Concepts of Syndication – and what to think about even before you touch that WordPress thing Installing and Setting up Feed WordPress […]
creative commons licensed ( BY ) flickr photo shared by pasukaru76 This is part 4 of 5 in a series of posts for Building Connected Courses: Feed WordPress 101 Basic Concepts of Syndication – and what to think about even before you touch that WordPress thing Installing and Setting up Feed WordPress – Minimal settings, […]