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New feature – content stats plugin

I just added a new plugin for Rainer Knopff to use with his POLI students. It’s a stats plugin, called “WP-Stats” – but it’s not THAT type of stats plugin. It’s not about counting traffic, or pageviews, or visits. It’s… Continue Reading →

Book References

If you’re writing a blog post that references a book, we’ve got a plugin installed that will automatically grab an image of the book cover, as well as publishing data (and links to library sources for the book). All you… Continue Reading →

New Features: Stats, and Support

I’ve just rolled out two new features to UCalgaryBlogs.ca – Statistics for your blog’s activity, and Support.  Statistics When you view your Dashboard interface, you’ll now see a new link – ShortStat. This page will provide you with some pretty… Continue Reading →

Additional privacy control for your blog

There are cases where you may not want a blog to be completely open to the public – perhaps you’re dealing with confidential information, or you’re working with students on content that may require a “safe harbour” for them to… Continue Reading →

Antispam, and Themes

I installed Spam Karma 2 to help proactively combat the evil blog comment spammers. It should be pretty transparent to blog users – you shouldn’t have to do anything, it should Just Work™. Having just jinxed that, it’ll likely act… Continue Reading →

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