by Daniel Shackelford


Welcome to Arbor Sites

May 12, 2010 in blog

McKenna Tower BaseA growing community of sites, professional journals, and portfolios, guided by the Spring Arbor University Concept of community.

 Click on Request a Site above to get started.  Learn more about ArborSites.

In addition to providing a platform for publishing web content, ArborSites also provides tools for building an online community using groups and forums.

Arbor Sites upgrade.

June 9, 2011 in Uncategorized

We have updated Arbor Sites to the latest version of WordPress. We anticipate that there will not be any problems, but many improvements.

However, if you do see any new problems, please let us know.

On the fly

May 12, 2010 in News, plugins

Ever browse the site you manage, only to spot a typo on a page you authored months ago?  The process of making small edits can be a little tedious.  But there is a new plugin available that can help!

Inline Edit will allow you to edit a post or page while you browse your site!  It places a little edit icon in the top left corner, and if an area needs a little clean up or tweaking, just click on the edit button, and you can make your changes without loading the admin panel.  Permission to edit is based on the same roles that grant permission in the admin panel, so only those who can edit content there, can edit content using this plugin.

While this plugin does not have the full features of the editor in the admin panel, it is great for quick edits and changes on the fly.

Recent theme additions

May 12, 2010 in News, themes

New themes from WooThemes have just been added to our collection!  Of special note is Canvas, a highly configurable theme template for the site administrator that likes to have control over the layout.

Check them all out:

All available themes can be found in the Appearance -> Themes menu on the left side of the admin screen.

New plugin for contact forms

May 12, 2010 in News, plugins

ArborSites now uses the MM Forms plugin to handle custom contact forms.  This allows for the following enhanced functionality:

  • Ability to store form submissions in the database
  • Ability to download results as a CSV file
  • Advanced form field generator

The previous plugin used for contact forms will be phased out this summer.

ArborSites in beta

May 5, 2010 in News

Yep, we have moved into our beta phase, and are working on moving into “production” release  for the fall term.  Beta in this case means that we are still identifying key areas that need to be polished, and streamlining the process for setting up a site.  It also means that our limited pilot is over, and we are accepting more requests for new sites.

If you are interested in setting up a site for your department, event, or just a professional journal, just use the Request a Site link at the top of the page.