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Virtual Office Hours

We hold monthly Virtual Office Hours to discuss topics related to WordPress editing, site maintenance and introduce new features. Office Hours are scheduled for the third Wednesday of every month from 10 – 11 AM.

Next Virtual Office Hours

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Previous Office Hours

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Web Accessibility, Part 2 | Jan, 17, 2017

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VZItQZLed4]
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Web Accessibility, Part 2 slides

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WSU Web Communication Resources

CAHNRS Communications

Advanced Social Media Training | Nov. 15, 2017

In this webinar, you’ll learn advanced social media tactics, such as how to:

  • manage accounts
  • use analytics
  • expand outreach
  • improve engagement

Advanced Social Media Training slides (pdf)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQyi9IhIzpQ

If you need a audio description of the webinar, please request web support.

Open Q&A | Oct. 18, 2107

The following questions were submitted during the Open Q&A Virtual Office Hours.

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Social Media
Q: What are some strategies for using social media to promote my organization?

Software, Technology, and IT
Q: Can I use Google Suite to organize a team of facilitators on my project?

WordPress, Websites, and Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
Q: What are the deadlines for adhering to WSU’s new accessibility (ADA) requirements
Q: What training is available for adhering to WSU’s new accessibility (ADA) requirements?
Q: Should I use new window links? How does this impact accessibility?
Q: How can I ensure that videos and/or iframes on my page adhere to WSU’s new accessibility (ADA) requirements?
Q: What is the optimal image format, size and compression for use on websites?
Q: How can I optimize the size of my website files?
Q: I am having trouble with staff photos and/or contact info, can you help?
Q: What branding standards apply to my website project?

Web Accessibility | Sept. 20, 2017

In this webinar will cover web accessibility for:

  • Images & alternative text
  • Headings & content structure
  • Link text and links to documents
  • Text styling & color
  • Search engine optimization
  • Accessibility Testing

Web Accessibility webinar slides (pdf)

Resources:

https://youtu.be/_FcuEltpQg4

If you need a audio description of the webinar, please request web support.

Open Q&A | August 16, 2017

The following questions were submitted during the Open Q&A Virtual Office Hours.

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Email Newsletters
Q: I need to create an email newsletter for our unit. Is there a template available?
Q: How do you make an email newsletter viewable in a web browser to everyone?

Social Media
Q: When you delete a tweet due to an error, can it still be seen in your feed?
Q: What are the best social media outlets to take advantage of?

Training and Learning Resources
Q: What training topics are CAHNRS Communications considering for future webinars?
Q: Where can I find information about the next CAHNRS Communications training session?
Q: Are CAHNRS Communications training sessions recorded for later viewing and reference?

WordPress, Websites, and Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
Q: Is it possible to change the order of a slideshow on wordpress?
Q: What help is available to assist with program-specific websites?
Q: What is the recommended approach for designing and organizing a web page with lots of links and attachments?
Q: How do we create or modify giving links which direct to a specific account on our website?
Q: How do we add podcasts or audio files to our website?

Simple, Strategic Tweets | July 19, 2017

Simple, Strategic Tweets (pdf)

In this webinar, you’ll learn how to:

  • compose tweets
  • use hashtags & mentions
  • tweet strategically

https://youtu.be/ATwdoPdz4do

If you need a audio description of the webinar, please request web support.

Open Q&A | June 21, 2017

The following questions were submitted during the Open Q&A Virtual Office Hours.

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News Media
Q: How do we get media attention for our events?
Extension Publications
Q: How do we find out about new or out-of-print Extension publications?
Social Media
Q: What’s your advice for managing multiple social media accounts (e.g., personal and work)?
Q: How can we motivate faculty to use social media?
Q: How can we use Twitter to drive traffic to our website?
Q: Can I retweet my own tweets? Why or why not?
Q: How often can I reuse content on social media?
Q: Which do you use: Hootsuite or Tweetdeck? Why?
Q: How do I develop hashtags? Are there tools available to generate them?
Software, Technology, and IT
Q: What should I consider when selecting a webinar or video conference tool?
Q: What tool should I use for delivering a multi-week online course to remote, non-WSU locations?
Q: How long will the Adobe Connect service be available?
Q: What support is available for Sharepoint?
Q: Have you considered using Libris by Photoshelter as an enterprise-wide photo management system?
Training and Learning Resources
Q: What options are available for online learning services, such as Lynda.com?
Q: What HTML and CSS coding classes or trainings are available?
Q: What webinar or video conference trainings are available?
Q: What Google Analytics trainings are available?
WordPress, Websites, and Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
Q: Where should I go to get technical support for my WordPress website?
Q: Do you assist in one-on-one website design, and at what rates?
Q: I need to create a “micro-site” for a conference / event / piece of featured information / etc. Is it appropriate to request a special stand-alone page?
Q: Are samples of available WordPress website functionality available?
Q: How can I get access to my website’s statistics in Google Analytics?
Q: How many links should I add to my pages? Do too many links hurt SEO?
Q: What tools are available for controlling the editorial access of multiple content authors on my WordPress website?
Q: I would like to add a slideshow to the homepage of my website. What options do I have?
Q: Does everyone have access to the same version of WordPress?
Q: How important is it to have the same look for our websites? Currently, there are obvious visual differences between our county, extension, and college websites.
Q: We are considering using a different website platform than WordPress. What do we need to keep in mind? Do you have any recommendations?
Q: What is the recommended retention time for files uploaded to our website? Should older files be regularly deleted?
Q: My County Extension website has featured articles on the top-right corner of my home page that I can’t control. What are my options?
Q: I understand that WordPress installations on the University Communications and CAHNRS WordPress servers will be merging. Can you provide more information?
Q: Will WordPress ever go to a folder-type management of files & pages?
Q: Has your team embedded Microsoft Sway into WordPress pages?
Q: What 3rd party services are others using successfully for their web needs?
Q: I want to remove the double-click required for nested menu items (e.g., Section Title > Overview). What options do I have?

Got Twitter Jitters? | May 17, 2017

Got Twitter Jitters? We Can Fix That! (PDF)

https://youtu.be/uzNIeIZqPMM

If you need a audio description of the webinar, please request web support.

Emails & Listservs | October 19, 2016

Emails & Listservs Slides (PDF)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ePdYmFSECQ

If you need a audio description of the webinar, please request web support.

FastTrack for Authors | September 21, 2016

FastTrack for Authors Slides (PDF)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnPUv7uUwW8

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Decluttering Your Website | August 17, 2016

Decluttering Your Website | August 17, 2016

Decluttering Your Website Slides (PDF)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0it86qKnI0

If you need a audio description of the webinar, please request web support.

An Overview of Google Analytics | June 15, 2016

Google Analytics Overview Slides (PDF)

Instructions on how to request access to a CAHNRS WordPress website’s Google Analytics account:

https://youtu.be/RmpUbVxxz-s

If you need a audio description of the webinar, please request web support.

Basic Design Principles | May 18, 2016

Basic Design Principles (PDF)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rivsBtjudWI

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WordPress Basics | April 20, 2016

WordPress Basics Slides (PDF)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1_SDmc1GIM

If you need a audio description of the webinar, please request web support.

CAHNRS Communications & CWR Services | March 16, 2016

https://youtu.be/JepPP2HC1EY

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County Extension Theme Project | February 17, 2016

County Extension Theme Project Slides (PDF)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASQOOfn7E0w

If you need a audio description of the webinar, please request web support.

Optimizing for SEO | January 20, 2016

Optimizing for SEO Slides (PDF)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQzAddJj84Q

If you need a audio description of the webinar, please request web support.

Understanding Your Audience | December 16, 2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IomdmEwCFBQ

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Web Service Center & New Calendar | October 21, 2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PoLduj8h4gE

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Cleaning Up Your Website | September 16, 2015

Decluttering Your Website Slides (PDF)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ol-fgt4P3tQ

If you need a audio description of the webinar, please request web support.

Performing a Website Content Audit | August 19, 2015

Virtual Office Hours Content Audit Slides (PDF)

CAHNRS Content Audit Template (XLS)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3uh2_MDWT-c

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New Extension Publications Web Process | July 15, 2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Srdlbl3g3GI

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GoToWebinar Demonstration | June 17, 2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVU1Bkd27V

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CAHNRS Directory & Personnel Pages | May 20, 2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fflPGm_PEQw

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Basic WordPress Editing | April 15, 2015

Due to audio issues, the sound is missing from the first ten minutes of the video. The basic editing portion starts 10 minutes and 20 seconds into the video. Click here to watch >>

Using Google Analytics | March 18, 2015

If you would like access to a CAHNRS Analytics account please complete the request form.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GeEQGZDTnx0

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Copyright and the Internet | Feb. 18, 2015

Copyright resources mentioned during the presentation (PDF)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NRsjmucDVQ

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