Today I’m at the NERCOMP WordPress U SIG.
I’m impressed by how many of our peers are using WP for a whole variety of use cases and its generating a lot of ideas for how to enhance the UIT-AT service. I’m looking forward to putting the finishing touches on the Spark WordPress tool over the summer months to launch fully for “back-to-school” in the Fall.
http://digress.it/ looks like an interesting plug-in that could enhance student/faculty communication of feedback on writing assignments.
http://ocaoimh.ie/wordpress-mu-sitewide-tags/ – also looks good as way to create a blog that aggregates entries across blog.
WordPress.com rep talked about what’s coming with WP 3.0. Some highlights:
- Custom post types (e.g. assignments, tests, events) and custom taxonomies (e.g. department, course ID, professor). This might be just the ticket for the Ed Voice wiki replacement.
- Merging WP + MU = WP 3.0
- Custom menus.
Things I didn’t know about:
- Post templates (individual styling for posts of a certain category).