Andrew Harris

Designer by trade, supporting WordPress for the University.

  1. Which theme is my site using?

    The quickest way to check which theme your site is using is to look at the logo in the top left corner of the page. The old, large square, ‘floating’ logo indicates the old theme. A smaller logo, entirely enclosed in the blue band, indicates the new theme. If you have access, you can also […]

  2. A new theme

    We're excited to announce the release of a new theme, which takes advantage of the WordPress Block (Gutenberg) editor, and brings blogs.unimelb into line with the latest official templates.

  3. Block News Listing

    We’ve just added a new component to the Live Shortcodes Plugin, that lets you display posts using the Block News Listing from the Design System. Just click the Add Shortcodes button above the editor. (If you don’t have Live Shortcodes enabled, just ask via the helpdesk.) Select the Block News Listing module from the options. […]

  4. Tabbed navigation

    You can now have tabbed on a page in your site, including the home page. Tabbed navigation requires you to create at least two pages, a parent page, and one or more child pages (we don’t recommend more than three). The content you put on the parent page will be visible as the default, first tab. The content […]

  5. Go live! Public and other permissions.

    When you've got your site ready, make it live and public. Or set special permissions to keep it private.

  6. Do the maths

    Did you know that LaTeX┬áis supported out of the box on our WordPress installation? So, assuming you know your syntax, you can just start using it. For more help, refer to the edublogs guide. Need more power? We can now enable, on request, Mathematica Toolbox, and MathJax-LaTeX. Just raise a helpdesk ticket for these to […]

  7. Footers

    Your dashboard has a menu item to add 'Footer Content', but there's a better way.

  8. Banners and templates

    Use the design options and page templates to control the way your site looks.

  9. Logging in for Staff and Guest users

    Guest users are users who are not part of the University. They use a different method to log in, but are otherwise normal users. You need assistance from the helpdesk to add guest users to the system.

  10. Too much information – truncating stories

    When you view a listing of stories, you may find that seeing the whole story is too much. You can shorten what gets displayed to make it easier to navigate.

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