Category: Create

Getting Started with WordPress in OU Create

It’s back to school season, and for me that means helping students and faculty set up websites. The Office of Digital Learning at the University of Oklahoma provides a service called OU Create which provides a web domain and server space for students, staff, and faculty to build websites. Working in partnership with Reclaim Hosting, […]

Google Sheets Blogging CMS, part 1

This is the first post in a three part series on using Google Sheets as the database for  a blogging CMS. In this post, I’ll explain the motivations for building the system. In the second post, I’ll walk you through the Google Sheet itself and the Google scripts (their version of js) that drive it. […]

Getting Ready for Gutenberg

Sometime in the fall, we will get WordPress 5.0. This new release is called Gutenberg after the 15th century Bible printer.  I have installed a beta version of it on a test website called gutenberg.johnastewart.org, and wrote this post using the new interface. Last week I attended a talk on the coming “Gutenpocalyse” at WPCampus 18. Many of […]

WP Campus 18 First Notes

This week, I’m attending WP Campus 18 in St. Louis, MO. For the conference, presenters are encouraged to create some sort of online artifact (usually a WP site) to share their slides and resources. Here’s mine. I’m really impressed by the conference in terms of some of the organizational things they are doing. Online artifacts […]

Why Domain

As part of his work in introducing Domain of One’s Own at Ontario Extend, Alan Levine posted the questions that I answer below. I haven’t been blogging enough recently, so I thought this was a good chance to document some of my own DoOO thoughts and kickstart my writing. What is your domain name and what […]

Wendy Jordan receives the OU Creatie for best undergraduate website of 2018

2018 OU Creaties

On Friday, the Office of Digital Learning hosted the 2018 OU Creaties at the University Club in OU’s Memorial Union. This annual event honors the students, staff, and…

Week in Review: 3/26-4/1

Interactions One of my favorite things about my job is that I meet with people from a variety of departments and offices across campus every week to brainstorm and build all sorts of projects. This week, I had meetings every day. I have been working with Prof. Honorée Jeffers on a couple of websites and […]

Info Literacy Learning Community – Week 3 Newsletter

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I’ve converted the curriculum for the third week of this info literacy learning community covering social media into this newsletter. This post is divided into three sections that you can review and study at your leisure this week. Background Social media is an ever-changing landscape of expression, connections, influence, and manipulation. In fact, this week, Twitter has decided to crack […]

Omeka + HTML5Up

I have been working on a couple of Omeka sites this semester. I really like the Omeka system for its handling of meta data and the Neatline map extension for easy map creation. Omeka S just came out and looks fantastic, though I haven’t had a chance to build with it yet. However, I do […]

Omeka of One’s Own

One of the recurring concerns/complaints surrounding the Domain of One’s Own project is the inescapability of WordPress. Most students and faculty on OU Create and other Domains projects use WordPress sites, either for personal portfolios or class blogs. As a counterpoint, I wanted to feature a few of the Omeka sites that that have been built on OU […]

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