CEGP seminar: putting campus newspapers online

Among the things that I’m really passionate about is encouraging student publications to go online. Not only is online publication cheaper than dead-tree publishing, it’s also very easy to pull off right now because of the existence of easy-to-use content management systems. Online campus journalism also allows student publications to go beyond the one-issue-every-few-months-or-so publication… Continue reading CEGP seminar: putting campus newspapers online

Some notes on upgrading to WordPress 2.0

All the sites in my domain are now using WordPress 2.0. I just finished updating last night. I also spotted the plugin that’s preventing the new visual editor from loading. It’s Linknotes, a plugin I used to put footnotes in some posts in my blog. Luckily, Linknotes is well crafted so that even if you… Continue reading Some notes on upgrading to WordPress 2.0

Painless upgrade: Cybercafe Experiments now runs WordPress 2.0

I have just upgraded my blog to use the just-released WordPress 2.0 version. The upgrade was painless and trouble-free. For someone who lost close to 50 posts in a reckless, ill-advised and ill-prepared upgrade to an alpha version of a previous blog, the first few minutes after the upgrade was akin to feeling your hand… Continue reading Painless upgrade: Cybercafe Experiments now runs WordPress 2.0

Performancing.com releases visual editor for blogs

Performancing.com, which is turning out to be an excellent resource on blogging, released a Firefox extension that puts a what-you-see-is-what-you-get (WYSIWYG) blog editor in the open source browser. I tried it out for a few minutes (screenshots below) and even used it to publish the previous post and found that it worked flawlessly. The editor… Continue reading Performancing.com releases visual editor for blogs

Instant WYSIWYG editor Xinha Here now comes with options

The developer of Xinha Here! has released version 0.4 of the must-have Firefox plugin for bloggers and online content creators. The new version runs only on Firefox 1.5 so if you haven’t upgraded yet, get the new installer at Mozilla. The new version comes with options for the what-you-see-is-what-you-get (WYSIWYG) editor. The options interface allows… Continue reading Instant WYSIWYG editor Xinha Here now comes with options

Instant visual editor for your blog, website

Putting a what-you-see-is-what-you-get (WYSIWYG) editor for your blog or website content management system used to involve installing a software package in the web server. Not anymore. I found this link to a Firefox plugin that would allow you to use the Xinha editor on any HTML text entry area. Xinha Here! (photo below) is a… Continue reading Instant visual editor for your blog, website

Using yet another blog message board

I took down my earlier shoutbox, which was using Wordspew, after two people used it as their personal chatboard-writing close to 200 exchanges on their personal lives. The only option for moderation in Wordspew was to require registration, which I do not want to implement because this is a single-author blog and I do not… Continue reading Using yet another blog message board

Sign up for a better blog tracker with Measure Map

I got an alpha tester account with Measure Map this afternoon and was so impressed by the service that an hour into using it, I just had to get screenshots (posted after the link) and write about it. I signed up for the service in early October yet after reading this TechCrunch article. Measure Map,… Continue reading Sign up for a better blog tracker with Measure Map