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!
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.
The Web group has created new Faculty Staff Templates that are available to all departments. These templates provide a clean and unified presentation of faculty and staff within a department. Small portrait photographs help students identify their instructors and help faculty and staff become familiar with their colleagues.
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.
Here is a quick walk-through on how you can present your Opinio Survey in the Cape Fear Community College web template.
Login to Opinio. If you are an Opinio user this step should be a no-brainer.
Create a new survey or Find and select an existing survey you wish to modify. For this tutorial we will use an existing survey.
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
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.
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.
Comment moderation is a feature in WordPress that allows you to prevent comments from appearing on your site without your express approval. Moderation can be very useful in addressing Comment Spam, but it has more general applications as well.
What is a Theme?
Fundamentally, the WordPress Theme system is a way to “skin” your weblog. Yet, it is more than just a “skin.” Skinning your site implies that only the design is changed. WordPress Themes can provide much more control over the look and presentation of the material on your website.
Selecting the Active Theme