Tips for Grads: Moving U.OSU


So you’re graduating, congratulations!

Countless emails about Commencement, looming alumni status, and your last round of finals are (un)welcome reminders that college is coming to a close. To make this process a bit less painful, here are a few quick tips for retaining your U.OSU site content.

When you graduate your name.# access will cease along with  your U.OSU access. Whether you’ve utilized the U.OSU platform to create a personal portfolio, manage the page for an extracurricular, or blog your study abroad adventures, you might want to preserve your content.

It’s quite simple to save your content by exporting it to another WordPress site. Check out the Resource Center  for a rundown of the WordPress export process. Follow the instructions to export your content in to a .xml file. Once you’ve set up a new blog, import your file and you’re on your way.

If you used your U.OSU account to manage an extracurricular page, transfer your blog to a new user or change admins. When you lose your U.OSU access, you will no longer be able to sign on to the site, even to delete it. Transferring the blog or removing yourself as the admin will ensure that your organization’s site does not fall static after you depart. Avoid a bittersweet goodbye by taking care of your content now.

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Stats 101: Analytics for U.OSU

The new stats widget is up and running! Whether you’re an analytics novice or an SEO master, here’s a quick breakdown of the WordPress statistics functions for your reference.

Where is it?

You can locate the stats widget in two locations: look near the bottom of your Dashboard (you can drag it to more prominent real estate on your page if you so choose) or find the Statistics tab in the sidebar below Home and My Sites.


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What can it tell me?

The stats widget allows you to see analytics on your site visitors for the past month, three months, or year. A bit of metrics-related jargon ensues, so here are some key terms:

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3 Tips for Social Sharing

So you’ve set up your U.OSU site, you have an About page, some snazzy Widgets, and a post or two. Now it’s time to work on increasing your social reach. Additives tend to have a negative connotation (no sugar added, etc.) but in this case, social additives can propel your site to the next level. Here are three simple steps to get you on your way.


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