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So long to the Business Blog

Sometime this summer I will be shuttering the Business Blog, my WordPress website that I’ve used to provide tips, tricks, and tools to business researchers across the planet since 2004. This has been a tough decision, but I am excited about exploring other methods to create and deliver my instructional content. Here I address the highlights and challenges of using WordPress as a library research guide.

I’m still so 2010

WordPress 4.1 was released today, and I’ve just now upgraded.  The automagic distraction-free writing is pretty cool and there appear to be a few more neat things on the wp-admin, dashboard, and publishing side. The new 2015 theme, however, at… Continue Reading →

Using WordPress P2 theme as a communication tool in our organization

This week we had a soft launch for our new internal WordPress blog, running on the P2 theme.  I’m hoping it will be a better way to get our local knowledge out of our inboxes and on the web so… Continue Reading →

What can library managers learn from the WordPress official creed?

Automattic, the company that owns WordPress.com, is an interesting study in organizational culture, hierarchy, and work.  The Year Without Pants, a book I’m currently reading and learning a lot from, shows the inner workings of this very different (and very… Continue Reading →

Get your knowledge out of your inbox and on the web

In his book, Trust Agents, Chris Brogan describes how people can become experts by sharing their answers on the web with more people.  I believe librarians should be doing this as often as they can in order to showcase their… Continue Reading →

I admit I have an email problem

The article  “Is there Life After Email?  Yes, and it’s Amazing.”   states that most business email is sent to either “cover your ass” or to “show off”.  I’m guilty of striving for excellence in both areas. In the CYA statement,… Continue Reading →

A little snag in upgrading to WordPress 2.8

Upon upgrading to WordPress 2.8, everything looked like it ran okay.   When I tried to log in, I had got an error the prohibited me from entering my WordPress Dashbord.   The error I got was: Fatal error: Call… Continue Reading →

WordPress 2.5 is out

WordPress 2.5 was just released yesterday. The upgrade is as easy as ever, and it includes some really cool features. It includes a new gallery feature, which I’m hoping will be useful on my family blogs. For some of the… Continue Reading →

Installing Share This WordPress Plugin

I spent about an hour this afternoon messing with the Share This plugin and installing it on my Business Blog. I got the plugin working just fine, but it does not come with the Facebook sharing feature installed by default…. Continue Reading →

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