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Behind-the-Web: WordPress Plugins

Plugins help expand the functionality of your WordPress site beyond just text and media. With certain plugins, you can add online forms to your website (Gravity Forms), or create a newsletter in WordPress for your site visitors (MailPoet). Some plugins are automatically enabled on your site upon its creation. Other plugins must be enabled by request.

Taking Analytics up a Notch

In February, UF Health Web Services hosted a seat for Higher Ed Experts’ Higher Analytics Conference. 12 Higher Education web experts shared their insights and tips on how to use Analytics to make smart, business and goal-driven decisions in short, digestible lightning talks. Web Services retains access to these presentations…

Forms Made Easy with {merge_tags}

Most forms ask for much of the same information regardless of the type of form that it is. The form will ask for the user’s full name, and often an email, phone number, and/or physical address of some type. What if some of this information added itself to the…

You’re invited to Social Video – A Panel Discussion

Video just isn’t an important part of social media; It’s becoming social media. From Facebook LIVE to Instagram Stories, video is changing the way we use and consume content on social media. But how can social media managers use video to enhance their social media presence? Join us…

You’re invited to Social Video – A Panel Discussion

Video just isn’t an important part of social media; It’s becoming social media. From Facebook LIVE to Instagram Stories, video is changing the way we use and consume content on social media. But how can social media managers use video to enhance their social media presence? Join us…

Join us “Behind the Web” on March 28th!

Join Web Services and take a look “Behind the Web” to learn more about tools and skills you can use to help build and maintain informative and easy-to-use websites. This 2 hour “mini-conference” is a professional development opportunity open to all website Administrators or Editors of UF Health…

Social Media Success Mini-Conference December 15

Social media management is more than starting a Facebook page and sending press releases into the ether. If you’re not living up the “social” aspect of this communication format, you’re missing opportunities for connecting with patients, clients, and community. Social success can be at your fingertips with planning, patience and a…

Some Tips for Improving Your Site Rankings

One of the questions we field often in Web Services is how to improve a site’s search engine rankings. When we look at how a person reviews search results, about 75% of users will only look at the first set of results for a given search topic and 25%…

How to Replace a File in the Media Library

Replacing or updating a file in your Media Library is a simple and quick process. No longer do you need to delete the file and upload the updated version. We provide a way through WordPress to update your files easily. Click on Media in the Dashboard Navigation…

TablePress: One Table to Rule Them All

TablePress is a plugin that you may not have heard much about. With TablePress, you can import a data table from Excel or another file type, then that table can be included on any page or post on your site using some simple code. When it’s time to edit the data,…