Take a moment and check your site for your library’s address and phone number. Is it on your About page? That’s good. Is it in your sidebar and therefore showing up on ever page? Even better. Is it not on your site at all? There’s something you should fix.
Say hello to our two newest libraries to go live: Dundy County Library and Valley Public Library.
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If you’d like to add this feature to your library’s site, check out the How to allow patrons to subscribe to your blog via e-mail video.
We’re doing some end of the year clean-up in the back end of the Nebraska Libraries on the Web project and it looks like you can help us out with one small item.
If you log into your site’s dashboard and select Settings from the menu, you’ll find that the third setting on this page is “E-mail Address.” This field should contain the official contact address for your library‘s Web site. (This is generally the library director or Web site admin.) Some of you will notice that instead it contains my e-mail address. (Don’t worry, you didn’t put it there, it happened as part of the site setup process on this end.)
If you see my e-mail address, please take a moment to change this to a more appropriate e-mail address and click the blue “Save Changes” button at the bottom of the page. That address will shortly thereafter receive an e-mail asking to confirm the change. Please follow those instructions.
Please attend to this ASAP. In a few week’s we’ll check back and if this change hasn’t been made we’ll make it on this end using our best guess as to the appropriate e-mail address.
I’ve just finished the update to WordPress 3.8. If you haven’t logged into your dashboard already, you’ll immediate notice the design changes once you do. However, don’t worry, everything pretty much works the same way, but the icons have changed a little bit. If you have any questions about the changes just post them in the comments.
Version 3.8 of WordPress, codenamed “Parker” after legendary sax man Charlie Parker, was released today. From the looks of it, most of the changes are cosmetic such as improved color contrast and typography. I have noticed a bit of a redesign when it comes to the Widgets screen but the functionality hasn’t changed all that much. I’m going to take a look at it on my personal WordPress sites and see if there’s anything of significance that needs to be reported to you in advance of upgrading the Commission’s installation. Unless we find a specific reason not to, we’ll be upgrading to the new version early next week and will report that fact here at that time.
Those of you who would like to read more about the changes in version 3.8 can do so at the WordPress blog.
Next up, the North Bend Public Library has gone live today. Take a moment and welcome them to the program.
If your library uses Pinterest, you now have three new widgets available for including your Pinterest content in your site’s sidebar.
You can find all three of them under Appearance|Widgets.