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How to use quotes, accents and more properly

We work in multiple languages some of which use characters that are not standard on our english keyboards. We also post articles where is just looks better and more professional to use proper quotes, proper punctuation, etc. Typewolf has a great Typography Cheatsheet that helps with how to do that. This page includes a link to  Full Article…

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Google Maps in the Encyclopedia

The Maps extension allows for embedding Maps inside an Encyclopedia (wiki) page. Detailed examples are found at the Semantic Mediawiki site Maps Examples page. To insert a [[Google]] map, you enter the information as you would with other templates: {{ #display_map: PLACE }} Then you can add general properties (height, width) and service specific properties (type,  Full Article…

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Social Media icons and more

In many of our themes, we now have the ability to employ Font Awesome for a large variety of icons. To add this functionality, we currently use the Font Awesome 4 Menus plugin, which allows one to not only use the Font Awesome icons, but to also add them to custom WordPress menus as well. A  Full Article…

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Galleries

There are a variety of ways to insert “Galleries” or “Slideshows” into pages and posts. Some options depend on certain plugins and therefore not all options are available on all sites. The first 2 examples are native WordPress and should work on all sites. The 3rd example requires the WooSlider plugin, which is available on  Full Article…

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CMGLOBAL: Changing the videos on the home page

The 3 videos across the lower half of the Home page on the 3 cmglobal.org language sites are controlled by the Features plugin. This plugin makes it easy to include “boxes” of content that are easily modified. The content can be videos, images, text and combinations of these types of information. For instructions on using  Full Article…

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Home page: change the featured video

How to change the Featured Video on famvin.org(in the right side bar):  See the Featured Video article for instructions on updating the Featured video displayed on the Home page. This method is specific to sites using this theme (FAMVIN_2012); It may or may not apply to vinformation.famvin.org, cmglobal.org or cmeast.org.

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Mediawiki: including pages in other pages

The process of including one page, or part of a page into another page  in a Mediawiki wiki is call “transclusion.” This process is often used to include templates into pages. Templates can be things like the info boxes that are used for displaying information about a person on the FAMVIN wiki sites. An example  Full Article…

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