May all of Brown’s bloggers enjoy a joyous and peaceful holiday break!
Per the theme’s download page:
Oxygen is a minimalistic, mobile-optimized magazine theme with responsive layout. The main features include a featured content slider, custom front page template, 5 widget areas, and 3 menus.
Brown’s Instructional Technology Group reached out with a faculty request for embedding web presentations in the Prezi format into their blog. We found a plugin, tested it and it works.
Here is a sample:
Embedding a Prezi is somewhat technical but is fairly well described on the plugin website. One thing to note: the plugin is already uploaded, so step 1 is unnecessary.
I just finished switching the blogs.brown.edu theme to twenty fourteen after confirming that the Kodiak theme did not support visitor comments. This theme has a lot of nice features and looks clean. One downside is that it doesn’t look like Brown University.
UPDATE: The Twenty Fourteen theme has a lot of customizations available within the theme and after choosing a nice campus green image for the header, it is looking quite a bit more like Brown.
I received this request:
“A faculty member would like her students to be able to indicate which thing posted by other students are the most interesting — so something like being able to vote on or ‘like’ posts.”
and installed wti-like-post. Enjoy. -Tim
4/21/2014 UPDATE: The plugin did not work as expected and has been uninstalled. The wordpress plugin repository has thousands of plugins and some of them don’t work as described so this is not a surprising result.