Taking a look at one of my favorite digital archives–the Portal to Texas History, through a series of posts highlighting this valuable historical research tool. In this first part of the series, I walk through the Portal’s well-designed discovery features.
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Discussing another favorite use case for the WordPress Global Content Blocks plugin, to maintain a library of reusable Intro Blurbs for regular blog prompts or columns. Take advantage of this functionality on your own self-hosted personal, professional, or society WordPress blog to save time and room for error.
The final part in the series on my process for creating the biographical profile box that I attach to each blog post about a particular ancestor. How and where I maintain a master Snapshot Box code library, back it up, and annotate it with notes. Works on self-hosted Wordpress, freemium hosted Wordpress.com, and Blogger.
The second step in how I display and maintain biographical profile boxes on blog posts about ancestors and relatives. Using the Wordpress Global Content Blocks plugin to manage biographical data and reuse it over, with as little repeated work as necessary. Also a discussion on why I go with the plugin instead of custom functions in my child them.
I recently taught an introductory session at the RootsTech 2015 conference on APIs, and how they are used in genealogy. I have included the learning materials from that class, for class attendees who might want to brush up on what we covered, as well as for those who were unable to attend.