WordPress is a simple blogging platform, but if you want to get really advanced effects and do interesting things you have to be quite the coder. Or do you? In this episode we show you one theme and one plugin that can expand infinitely the types of websites you can create using the WordPress platform.
With a few months into the fall semester at UMW we thought it would be good to take a look at what interesting things are happening on UMW Blogs with specific courses and how professors are making use of that space. As a special treat we have a live studio audience join us!
In this episode Andy and Tim talk about how to find source material for creative projects that is high quality and often very inexpensive. In particular Tim looks at the Envato Marketplace which he’s used to source much of the creative work that makes up the DTLT Today “brand”.
Jim is back from Penn State and talks with Tim about some of the amazing stuff they’re doing there. We also talk a bit more in-depth about how media production and consumption is changing for higher education with the move to more open source platforms.
In this hodgepodge episode we talk about some of the project’s we’ve been working on over the past week including Media U, a open web framework Tim is building on WordPress to create an iTunes U alternative, UMW Blogs work, and the #cookielove movement on Twitter in honor of Alan Levine aka “cogdog”‘s late mother “The Cookie Lady”.