Creating Meaningful WordPress Categories

WordPress Categories

  Make it easy for your site's visitors to navigate through content by creating meaningful categories for your blog posts.  By categorizing what you write, you tell the reader that you've put a certain amount of effort into making their visit to your online presence as smooth as possible.  Conversely, when you utilize the "uncategorized" category, you're sending readers an entirely different message by making them wade through posts that may or may not be of … [Read more...]


During the years, Eastern Washington University has had different naming conventions used as an ID for logging into computer systems. We’ve called these sign-ins a workstation username, a login name, an account name, the iTech username, the Eastern AD username, and on and on. To reduce the confusion in regard to all of these different methods of signing on, OIT is launching the Single Sign-On Initiative (Eastern SSO).  With this initiative – which has the goal of … [Read more...]

Sharing Information

Sometimes, the Office of Information Technology will need to share general information, news items or critical technology alerts with the campus community.  When that need arises, we will be publishing the information through our News and Maintenance Alerts section on the home page of our website at In the case of critical alerts, information will be shared via our red, yellow and green warning system: Red – There is an issue or a … [Read more...]

Information Security (Greg Crary)

Staying safe – it’s a team effort! There’s an old adage that suggests if something is too good to be true, it probably is.  With October being National Cyber Security Awareness Month, what better time than now to share with you a few tips that we have found successful in combatting identify theft, phishing attacks, and viruses. So what’s so important about Cyber Security Awareness?  It helps each of us understand our roles and responsibilities, the organizations … [Read more...]

Help Desk

We are excited to announce both our new Help Desk location in the lower level of the JFK Library and our new Help Desk website.  Our new central location in JFK allows us to better serve both students and faculty/staff.  Services provided include assistance with computers, enhanced classrooms, printers, telephones or other technology-related requests.   Please feel free to stop by Monday through Friday, 7 am to 5 pm and let us assist you with your technology … [Read more...]

Embedding a YouTube Video


As the number of EWU WordPress sites have grown, so have the number of requests on how to embed a YouTube video into a WordPress post or page.  This tutorial will show you how to display your chosen YouTube video quickly and easily. YouTube Video Embeds I'll assume you have a video in mind that you want to include into your WordPress site.  For our example, we will be using MARCOM's "Living on Campus" video at the following … [Read more...]