U.OSU officially launches today as Ohio State’s professional website platform. With the university-wide roll out, we’re celebrating new enhancements provided for students, faculty and staff to develop their own authentic web presence with our service.
New Ways to Share
In our newest Oval theme you can turn the blog functionality off, or locate it separately from the front page, lending the spotlight to content that’s more static. Insert an image in the banner space to personalize your site in a big way.
Try the New Theme
Dashboard > Appearance > Themes > Live Preview under Oval Theme
If you want your U.OSU site to host active discussions, the forum plugin is the one for you. Activate it from your site’s dashboard and start building community.
Dashboard > Plugins > bbPress
Make it easier for your readers to share your content far and wide. Place Facebook “like”, Twitter, email and other sharing icons before and after your posts with the AddThis plugin.
Enable Social Share
Dashboard > Plugins > AddThis Social Share
New Resources for Getting Started
If your style is more DIY, the Resource Center has new step-by-step videos on getting started and customizing your blog or website.
New Discovery Tools
U.OSU is about making connections across disciplines, campuses and beyond. A new Search page helps you find other sites–and be found, too.
The U.OSU team is hard at work to bring even more features and functionality to share what you do at this university. Stay tuned and keep sharing!