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  • New Audit Logs and Better Network Reports
    New Audit Logs and Better Network Reports by Ronnie BurtAugust 6, 2020 We have a couple of new and improved tools to help our Super Administrators manage WordPress Multisite networks with ease!Here’s a video version of this post with an overview and screencast too. Like for many of you, August is always our busiest month of the year – our team has been planning and we are ready for the increased support requests, the launch of many new sites and migrations, and higher traffic on the sites we host. Given the more virtual nature of everything going on, we are…
  • Let’s Celebrate 15 Years Of Edublogs!
    It is nearly impossible to believe, but this week we turn FIFTEEN!!! Millions of blogs, websites, and digital portfolios later, we’re still growing and getting better. Most of all, we wanted to take the opportunity to thank all of our users, readers, and everyone we’ve been able to learn alongside over the past decade and a half. We look forward to many more years together! Thank you, thank you, thank you!…
  • Thoughts For Parents And Educators On School Reopening
    Thoughts For Parents And Educators On School Reopening By Ronnie Burt For those of us in the northern hemisphere, we will be starting our next school year in the coming weeks and months. Depending on where you live, there will be really difficult decisions made about how school will proceed during the current pandemic the world is facing.  Will school be all online? If so, will it be better than the online experience most of us had back in March and April? Will we try some sort of hybrid approach with smaller class sizes where remote and on campus learning…
  • New Accessibility Tools Now Free For The WordPress Community
    New Accessibility Tools Now Free For The WordPress Community by Ronnie BurtMay 13, 2020 Today, we are releasing two plugins and a blazing fast theme for free – all on our CampusPress Github for the WordPress community. And of course, all of which are also available on all sites that we host. Here’s a video version of this post with an overview and screencast too. My first paid job on the web was as an undergraduate intern interpreting accessibility scan results of University of Texas websites. That was nearly 20 years ago, and honestly, not much has changed. The same…
  • Best Teacher Websites In Time Of Remote Learning
    Best Teacher Websites In This Time Of Remote Learning by Ronnie Burt and Kathleen Morris Last updated on May 6, 2020 Let’s discuss teacher websites, what they should include, and how to create them. Want to skip right to it? You can jump down to the example teacher blogs and websites here. If you’ve been thrown into teaching remotely due to the global pandemic, you may have quickly realized you need a virtual space to replace your physical classroom. For most educators, it’s essential to have an online hub where you can distribute student learning tasks, share resources, gather feedback,…
  • What We Learned From Building An Accessible Gutenberg Friendly Theme
    The team here at WPMU DEV is also the same team behind CampusPress, which provides hosting and WordPress services for schools and universities. Yesterday, we released our latest product, a flexible and accessible WordPress theme for schools and education. This is the first theme that our team has created that truly incorporates everything that the Gutenberg block editor has to offer – such as reusable blocks, editor styles, content groups, and customizing default blocks. No use in sugarcoating it, it wasn’t as fast or as easy of a project as we hoped. But the end result was well worth it….
  • Introducing ‘Flex’, Our New School WordPress Theme
    Introducing ‘Flex’, Our New School WordPress Theme by Ronnie Burt Last updated on May 6, 2020 We are thrilled to share CampusPress Flex – a brand new flexible theme designed for school, district, and department websites. It’s never been easier and more affordable to have an accessible, fast, and easy-to-navigate website that you can take pride in. Interested in trying it for free? Apply for the Free Pilot program here. Let’s get into the details. The New ‘CampusPress Flex’ Theme This theme is powerful. As its name of ‘Flex’ describes, it’s ideal for all sorts of sites – schools, departments,…
  • Simplify Website Management With Single Sign-On
    Simplify Website Management With Single Sign-On by Ronnie Burt Last updated on May 6, 2020 One of the best advantages of using a CampusPress network is the ease at which you can create new user accounts, sites, and blogs. By setting up Single Sign-On (SSO) for your network, you can simplify many of these creation and management processes. SSO enables users to log in to multiple online resources with a single username and password. Your school or place of work is probably already using it, and we require it for all sites that we host. So what qualifies as SSO? Shibboleth, CAS, Active…