Feature #504

Create a page on the news blog to highlight stories about the Commons

Added by Matt Gold almost 11 years ago. Updated over 10 years ago.

Priority name:
Category name:
WordPress (misc)
Target version:
Start date:
Due date:
% Done:


Estimated time:


Please create a page on the news blog that will collect news stories about the Commons. For each news story, please include a short excerpt and a screenshot that links back to the original post.

You might comb through the news blog to remind yourself of stories in the CHE, etc.

Here is the latest: (via Boone)


#1 Updated by scott voth almost 11 years ago

Cool idea. Would it be okay to use the magazine template option on the Canvas theme, and make the stories sliders? And I was thinking what to call the page - is it too corny to call it "Buzz"? Something like that... Or - "In the News" or "Mentions." Any ideas?

#2 Updated by Matt Gold almost 11 years ago

Do whatever you think would work best. I like "Buzz" or "Commons Buzz."

#3 Updated by scott voth over 10 years ago

  • Status changed from Assigned to Resolved

#4 Updated by Matt Gold over 10 years ago

Great work, Scott!!! For others watching this ticket, here is the page Scott created:

#5 Updated by Matt Gold over 10 years ago

Scott --

Please add these items:

The CUNY Academic Commons: Building the Social University
(coverage of the presentation Boone and I did at Yale recently)

The CUNY Academic Commons: fostering faculty use of the social web
(a paper on the Commons that George and I published)

Never Mind the Edupunks; or, The Great Web 2.0 Swindle
(article by Jim Groom and Brian Lamb; uses the Commons as a case study)
"...we offer a shout-out to the jaw-dropping CUNY Academic Commons (, which seamlessly integrates the open-source WordPress, MediaWiki, and BuddyPress platforms into an appealing and highly sustainable environment. "

#6 Updated by Chris Stein over 10 years ago

I agree, great work scott. A thought, is it possible to order these reverse chronological so the mist recent is at the top?

#7 Updated by Matt Gold over 10 years ago

I agree that a reverse chronological order would be good. Thanks for your work on this, Scott!

#8 Updated by scott voth over 10 years ago

Thanks for the feedback and I have reversed the order. I'll try to keep this updated, but let me know if you see stuff coming. Thanks!

Also available in: Atom PDF