Welcome to WPHighEd

I am very happy to announce the all-new website WPHighEd. I’m hoping that the site will gradually grow into a community of people using WordPress at higher education institutions. Right now, there’s not much to look at, but hopefully that will change in the near future. Until then, here are a few notes:

New Dreamweaver Offers Great New Feature

Dreamweaver PSD Extract

Let me preface this post by saying: I totally understand that using Dreamweaver as an IDE is laughable to many, but, the bottom line for me is that it’s functional, and has always offered a handful of nice features for straight HTML, CSS and PHP coding. I also understand that a lot of designers have long […]

Potential Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability in jQuery Scripts

A few days ago, Eric A Mann posted an article explaining a potential XSS vulnerability in various jQuery scripts. The basic premise is that a very common coding practice in jQuery (checking to see if an element exists before trying to use it) could lead to an XSS attack. Essentially, if you use jQuery to […]

WordPress 3.9.2 – Major Security Release

If you are using WordPress (and, if you’re reading this site, chances are pretty good that you are), you’ll want to make sure your site gets updated to 3.9.2 right away. WordPress 3.9.2 was released earlier today, and it fixes what’s being reported as a pretty major security hole (which is also present, and has also been […]

Being Pro-Active Instead of Reactive – HEWeb Southeast

On Tuesday, the day after I presented the WordPress plugin workshop, I also had the pleasure of reprising the presentation that Shelley & I made together at HighEdWeb Pitt. This time, I presented the session by myself (as she did at HighEdWeb Northeast). The presentation is titled “Use the Tool, Don’t Be the Tool: Pro-Active […]

Writing a WordPress Plugin – HEWeb Southeast

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Yesterday, I had the great pleasure of reworking and reprising one of my old workshops. At HighEdWeb Southeast, at Frances Marion University, I presented a half-day workshop explaining the basics of developing a WordPress plugin. The plugin implements a very basic functionality allowing you to insert a greeting along with the user’s name. The first […]

Using WordPress as a CMS

Today, I was honored to present at the WPSummit again. I talked about how WordPress can be used as a content management system (CMS). If you’d like to view the presentation with my presenter notes, you can press the “s” key on your keyboard when the presentation loads up, and it will open a new […]

WordPress in Higher Ed

edUI 2013 Presentation

This morning, I had the honor of presenting the keynote speech to kick-off the “WordPress in Higher Ed” virtual conference. The slides from my talk are available online (though, they may change as I add more information for future presentations). If you attended the talk, and are interested in going into more detail about the […]

2014 World Tour

While it’s not quite going to be the whirlwind it was for me last year, I’ll still be popping up in quite a few different places attempting to drop some knowledge on attendees at various conferences again this year. There are some really cool topics being covered at all of these conferences, and each one is definitely worth […]