February 28, 2021

Weekly Web Harvest for 2021-02-21

Open Syllabus: Galaxy
Repl.it – The collaborative browser based IDEpretty slick
7 Inspiring Headless WordPress Examples Out in the Wild (2021)
Sample Breakdown: Britney Spears – Toxic – YouTube
Ed Solomon on Twitter: “Update: m…

What’s on the Horizon? Call for Exemplars/Projects for the 2021 Report

Over the past few months, EDUCAUSE has been working with a panel of peers/experts to organize the 2021 Horizon Report. With all that has been going on this past year, I’m impressed with the work that has been accomplished. Here’s an update for what has come up and the open call for contributions/examples from the… Continue reading What’s on the Horizon? Call for Exemplars/Projects for the 2021 Report

VCU: The Long Goodbye (Patterned but not Standard)

I’m trying to document this idea better because I’ve had trouble communicating it in the way that I want as I’ve started my new job.1 A dog is a chihuahua is a great dane WordPress multisite is a thing but it’s a thing that can be as different as a chihuahua is from a great dane. They’re both dogs but if you talk about a dog and one person is thinking chihuahua2 and the other is thinking of a great dane then you’re going to have significant confusion. Sure the word dog is the same but what each person has as a mental model is so radically different. One one end of the spectrum with WordPress multisite might be a site that’s locked down. It has a narrowly defined purpose and very limited themes and plugins. You may find there is only one theme and the plugins are all network activated. Your choice in this space is still greater than what you’d get in Facebook or Twitter but it’s pretty tightly controlled. This can be good for some people and some purposes. It’s consistent. Very little can go wrong because there are so few choices. People are not overwhelmed by choice. On the other end of the spectrum is what we tried to do with Ram Pages. You have a […]

NS Cloner Function Details

NS Cloner is a plugin to duplicate sites in a WordPress multisite environment.
It’s particularly nice because it has a function that you can call from other processes. Their documentation is not quite as nice. It gets you started but it’s …