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Using iSite to Host Video for WordPress at LPS

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I’ve received a number of complaints that video doesn’t always work on WordPress. I think that some of the problem is that Docushare, which we often use to host videos, was just not intended to be a video server. Luckily staff at LPS have access to another resource, isite.lps.org, that can be used in the same way.

The following video demonstrates how to convert a video using the Miro Video Converter, upload the video to isite.lps.org and finally place the video on a WordPress web page. I even make a nice mistake which I have to recover from near the end! Thrilling!!

Written by Brian Fitzgerald

April 8th, 2011 at 3:05 pm

HS Newspaper Theme: Categories missing from front page

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September 28th, 2009 at 3:17 pm

Categories: I’ve added them… but where are they?

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You can use the “Categories” section in WordPress to create has many categories and nested categories as you wish, but you may notice that if you return to your site you will find little evidence of them. The reason for this is that WordPress does not display categories on your site that have no posts attributed to them. Once you create some posts and assign them into these new categories you will start to see the categories themselves appear.

Written by Brian Fitzgerald

September 28th, 2009 at 12:38 pm