Major WordPress Core Update. (Now it looks different!)

CFCC Web Team has applied an update to the WordPress CMS for CFCC.edu. You may notice a significant change in the way your dashboard appears. These are mostly visual enhancements and the main menu options and features are still the same.  If you have any questions or issues that may have arisen due to the recent update please contact the Web Designer Justin Floyd via email (jfloyd@cfcc.edu).

More WordPress Training!!!

Missed the last round of Content Management training, need a refresher course, or do you just want to get in on the awesome Web Content Managment for CFCC.edu action?

Well you are in luck. New WordPress training sessions will be available for Mondays and Thursdays from 10am to 12pm for the month of May. Space is limited so pick a session and sign up today!

WordPress 101

What is WordPress?
WordPress is a Content Management System. (CMS) A web based program that stores, manages and displays web content. Website content creators use a web based dashboard to create, edit and maintain text, images and media in various pages and posts.

Why use WordPress
Because the cfcc.edu website will soon launch a new site on the WordPress platform.

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Turn Your Opino Survey Into A Response Form

Want to know an easy way to add a contact or feedback form to your CFCC webpage? Well, you’re in luck because that’s what we are talking about today.

Opinio has added a response notification option to their survey management software. This allows you to have the survey response emailed to an email address of your choice.

Basically you can now tailor a survey to act as a contact form, feedback form,  application or any type of direct contact form.

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Make your Opinio Survey Look like the CFCC.edu Website.

Here is a quick walk-through on how you can present your Opinio Survey in the Cape Fear Community College web template.

Step 1

Login to Opinio. If you are an Opinio user this step should be a no-brainer.

Step 2

Create a new survey or Find and select an existing  survey you wish to modify. For this tutorial we will use an existing survey.

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Basic HTML Part 3

Tables are useful and essential when displaying tabular data for the web. Charts, Data tables, Calendars are all valid reasons to use an HTML table on your web page. HTML tables are comprised of rows and columns that display sets of data or content in an organized and structured fashion.

In this post we will use table markup tags to build a static HTML calendar. Using your text editor open your index.html file from the previous Basic HTML exercises. While following along with this exercise make sure to save often. There is a lot to do be fore we can view our table in the browser. Continue reading

Basic HTML Part 2

To continue the overview of basic HTML this entry will look at formatting and style tags for text and copy. The following HTML tags allow you to emulate the formatting and style of a word processor for text and copy displayed on the web.

Three common text style are Bold, Italic and Underline. Using your text editor open the index.html file you created for the previous post.

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Basic HTML Part 1

HTML is an acronym and stands for Hyper Text Markup Language. It is the most basic building block of websites.  HTML is used to organize and display information on a web page, and utilizes tags to tell the web browser how to display the content.

HTML can format headings, paragraphs, lists and tables. It can also display images and create hyperlinks to other web pages.

The following post will cover some basic HTML tags that may help you build better web pages with clean and accessible code.

Before you get started there are a couple of things you will need.

  • Your favorite web browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox or Safari)
  • A simple text editor like Notepad for Windows users or TexEdit on a Mac.

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