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Getting Started with Sites@Duke

Sites@Duke (Duke’s WordPress instance) is a popular web-publishing platform used to create e-portfolios, individual or group blogs and more.  Any Duke student, faculty or staff member can create a site with a Duke NetID. Full for information and more help resources, go here: https://sites.duke.edu/

New to Sites@Duke? Check out these resources:

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What happens to your Sites@Duke WordPress site when you leave Duke?

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Using Sites@Duke? If you are a graduating student, a faculty or a staff member leaving Duke (and therefore will no longer have an active Duke NetID), you have several options for your site, depending on your desired outcome. Read the full details here: http://sites.duke.edu/blog/2016/04/08/what-happens-to-your-sitesduke-wordpress-site-when-you-leave-duke/

Sites@Duke themes and plugins slated to be removed in Oct.

A large number of WordPress themes and plugins will be removed during the mid-October 2015 maintenance window. For full details visit: http://sites.duke.edu/blog/2015/08/25/themes-and-plugins-to-be-removed-in-october-2015/

TechTips: Embedding a Qualtrics survey into Sites@Duke

TechTips_web_FDuke’s Qualtrics survey tool makes it easy for Duke faculty, staff and students to create surveys. Qualtrics also provides several ways to email or link to a survey. Check out this blog post for the step by step directions on how to embed a Qualtrics survey into Sites@Duke (Duke’s WordPress instance)!

TechTips: Organizing your Sites@Duke dashboard

TechTips_web_FHow many Sites@Duke WordPress sites do you have? Do you have a bunch of sub sites created for a particular course that you would like to group together?  Now with My Sites Enhanced, a feature created in-house for Duke WordPress sites, you can organize your sites into folders that you name. You can organize your sites by semester, by a particular project or course or whatever works best for how you want to organize your sites!

1. Log into Sites@Duke (sites.duke.edu)
2. Click on Dashboard > My Sites Enhanced.
3. Create a new folder (e.g. summer2015).

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4. Click Submit or hit enter on your keyboard.
5. Using the drop down menu under each site, assign the site to the appropriate folder.

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6. To see only the sites assigned to a particular folder, click on the Filter By  Exisiting Folder Option and click enter.

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Want to embed a video into Sites@Duke?

One of the most powerful aspects of WordPress is that you can embed videos into a page or post to be able to further explain a point you are making. This video can be self generated or one that you are citing online. Using the Duke Media Embed setting within Sites@Duke, you can also easily embed videos from DukeCapture (Panopto) or Warpwire. Learn more online: http://sites.duke.edu/getting-started/adding-videos-into-your-site/

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