Backup and Restore your WordPress Blog and Portfolio

Here is the link to the tutorial that will teach you how to export the WordPress blog (or the student iFolio) and import it in a new personal WordPress site. In the process, you will be asked to put in the staff or students’ credentials to access the site.

Student blog site address is : http://sites.cdnis.edu.hk/students/

Login Username is : student number

Login Password is : student’s network password (if forgot, please obtain from OneDoor)

If a leaving student has a WordPress account, it can be exported and imported onto a new personal WordPress account. Please be reminded that the free WordPress personal blog doesn’t restore your media files (ie. photos, videos, audio files). If needed, after importing onto a new site, the media files could be downloaded to a personal space for storage. Or choose to apply for a paid (with media) WordPress account at https://wordpress.com/.

Students should export their WordPress files before the last day of attending CDNIS.  After that the account will be disabled.

See this video tutorial (https://vimeo.com/116316322) for instructions.

Adjusting resolution while using AirPlay

AirPlay is a convenient way of wireless projection. However, the default resolution may not always be the perfect fit. Learn how to adjust the Apple TV’s resolution with this guide.

Photo Attribution CDNIS Media Team

  1. Activate AirPlay with the Apple TV in your room.
  2. Locate System Preference on the Apple Menu.
  3. Locate the Displays pane in System Preferences.
  4. Locate the Apple TV-RoomNumber (AirPlay) window, it’s usually on the AppleTV side.
    If you’re unable to find this window, click Gather Windows.
  5. Select Scaled, and find 1280 x 720 from the drop-down menu, which effectively lowers the resolution.
  6. Check if the new resolution looks better on the projector.
  7. If you prefer the previous resolution, revert by clicking 1080p or Default for display

WordPress – Delete or Disable Content

How to keep your current site, delete or disable outdated content

  1. Delete old posts (If you choose to disable posts rather than delete, since they take up space in your site, make sure they are absolutely necessary!)
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  • Click on the top box of all the posts to select all the posts on this page
  • Click on Posts > All Posts
  • Go to the Dashboard of your blog
  • To delete all, choose Bulk Actions > Move to Trash, then click Apply
  • To keep them as archive for future reference, choose Bulk Actions > Edit, then click Apply
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  • In the editing box, change the Status so that all posts will become Drafts.  Then click on Update to confirm
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  • Repeat the steps for all the pages of posts that you want to delete or archive

2. Clean out any media gallery pictures or PDF that are outdated in your media library.  As server space is limited and for best practise, we recommend you to use Google Photos for photo upload, and Vimeo or Youtube for video upload.  Cloud computing!

  • Go to the Dashboard of your blog
  • Click on Media
  • Click on Bulk Select and then select the media that you want to delete
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  • To delete them, click Delete Selected
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Team Drive now available to staff

We have enabled Team Drive on Google Drive for faculty. Forget sharing multiple folders and accidentally leaving someone out. Start collaborating department files via Team Drive.

Google Team Drives are shared spaces where teams can easily store, search, and access their files anywhere, from any device.

Unlike files in My Drive, files in Team Drive belong to the team instead of an individual. Even if members leave, the files stay exactly where they are so your team can continue to share information and get work done.

Learn more about Team Drive collaboration here.

and start collaborating with Team Drives now.