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Managing several users on a blog

Last updated : October 2018

When a blog is created, its only user account is that of the person who submitted the application to open the blog. This person is an administrator and can add other user accounts to the blog from its dashboard, via the Users > Add New menu.

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Gutenberg, the new WordPress text editor

In 2018, the WordPress text editor is evolving in depth. The text editor you know well, named TinyMCE, is replaced by a new concept called Gutenberg on all sites using the WordPress software.

This new editor is presented as making it easier to publish content on WordPress, and focuses on simplifying complex layouts and adding external and multimedia content.

Thus, Gutenberg works as a system entirely made up of “blocks”, which refer to each element (title, paragraph, multimedia element, etc.) that can be inserted in a post or page. These blocks have been introduced in order to facilitate the insertion and modification of elements in the content, compared to the traditional editor (TinyMCE), by integrating functions into the block system that were previously only accessible via shortcodes or html code (embed, for example).

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Insert an image in a widget area

You can easily add a clickable image in a widget area on your blog, to refer your readers to a publication for which you are displaying the cover, to one of your academic institutions for which you are displaying the logo, or to show images, by using widgets available in the dashboard of your blog > Appearance > Widgets.

The “Image Widget” widget was added on Hypotheses at a time when the “Image” widget, native to WordPress, did not exist, to compensate for the fact that inserting an image into a widget required coding its display in html.

Since then, WordPress has added the “Image” widget, which offers the same features as the “Image Widget” one, but is native to WordPress, so should be preferred.

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Multimedia in your articles

You can add many types of media to the articles, pages and some widgets in your blog: videos, sound recordings, flipbooks, presentation documents, interactive maps, etc., that belong to you or that you have the rights to use. In order not to overload the Hypotheses servers, the import of media directly into the media library of your blog is limited to 10MB per file, but the number of files is not limited. For large files or for a more ergonomic display of certain media, we recommend that you use one of the many external hosting services available on the web, from which you can then display the items of your choice in your blog.

The following non-exhaustive list is intended to provide possible answers to three questions:

  • Where do I put my files that are too large to be hosted on Hypotheses, so that they can then appear on my blog?
  • Where can I look for external content that does not necessarily belong to me, and that I can display on my blog without hosting it on Hypotheses?
  • How do I display these elements in my blog?

Some services, which we recommend as a priority, are offered by non-profit organizations. Others are commercial. Some services are more committed to the notion of sustainability than others and some provide their services with more or less visible advertising.

If you know of any services that do not appear in this list and that you think would be relevant to Hypotheses, feel free to let us know! Continue reading Multimedia in your articles

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The importance of a structured public signature

The profile management page contains a set of fields that you must fill in correctly if you want to be identified for your participation in a blog.

The value of a public signature

By default, the articles you write are signed with your WordPress username: a data you use to connect to the administration interface of your blog and that shouldn’t be visible to your readers. Filling in the information in your user profile will give you a public signature that greatly improves the visibility of your work. Continue reading The importance of a structured public signature

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Add an event calendar to your blog

Would you like to display a calendar of your unit’s activities, laboratory events or seminar dates?

The “Calendar” widget in the list of widgets on Hypotheses only allows you to display the dates on which articles were published on your blog.

Integrating an external calendar

To display an event calendar, you need to integrate a calendar created on an external online service, such as Google Calendar. Continue reading Add an event calendar to your blog

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Set-up a profile image on Hypotheses

WordPress allows anyone with a user account on a Hypotheses blog to define a profile image. This profile image appears next to the author’s signature on a content, and if the person comments on an article in their blog or in another blog on the platform. The choice of a profile image is made through the administration interface of your blog > Users > Your profile. Continue reading Set-up a profile image on Hypotheses

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Pingbacks and trackbacks, reciprocal links between articles

Pingbacks and trackbacks are two terms that designate the reciprocal links that can be set up between two articles, which can be found on the same blog, Hypotheses blog or website, or on two different blogs or websites. Continue reading Pingbacks and trackbacks, reciprocal links between articles

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