January 27, 2013 in News & Notes

Hey there!  Welcome to the new Community at Tame The Web where San Jose State University  SLIS students are welcome to gather, chat, and write their own blogs, create their own groups, and look around the forums. Students from Michael’s classes at Dominican University are also sharing this space.

This is a place to talk about what interests you in library and information science.  Ask yourself: “What do I have to say about LIS?”  I’d gather you’ve got more to say than you really know…

Additionally, think of this space as a place where you can really create a growing professional product like a portfolio to share with your peers and potentially employers.

As a community site there have been some community-geared features built-in like:

There’s a heck of a lot more that you’ll discover like your own Twitter-like activity stream and the opportunity to friend and message others on the site.  That’s a lot of space to reach out to others and make connections.

There aren’t too many “rules” on this site, we simply ask that you respect yourself, respect each other and respect the space.

So what are you waiting for?  Go get yourself an account and a blog!

~Kyle Jones~

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Cleaning up – Are you done with your blog?

November 23, 2012 in News & Notes

Hey all – I am updating the site a bit and noticed a lot of blogs that haven’t had activity for 18+ months (many 768 blogs from Dom). If you are done with your blog, let me know. I’d like to clean up inactive sites here.

More Upgrades

May 3, 2012 in Site Maintenance

Being a good housekeeper sometimes means you have to turn things upside down, inside out, and all around to clean the nooks and crannies.  Well, the same goes for being an administrator of this site and others like it.  Over the last 24 hours, I’ve been updating the entire system, including WordPress core files, plugins, and themes.  I’ve also deleted a few plugins that didn’t seem to be necessary

Take note that the upgraded version of WordPress included a bit of a user interface refresh.  Some things will look a bit different, but for the most part all is in the same place it was before.

If you run into any issues shoot me a message!

Migrating Your Old Blog

April 28, 2010 in Tips & Tricks

You’ve worked so hard over the past semester – don’t let that content just disappear!

I’ve created a quick screenshot tutorial for how you can go about moving your blog.

Your Toolbox

In your Dashboard, scroll down a bit until you see the “Tools” section on the left-hand side. Click on this to expand your options and you’ll now see “Import” and “Export” listed. Go ahead and click on “Export.”


Exporting for Future Use

It’s pretty simple. If you have multiple authors on your blog – which you might if it was a group blog – choose a particular author or all authors for whose content you want to export. Then, simply click “Download Export File.”


Bam! You’ve got an Archived Copy of your Blog

Told you it was simple :) Keep this file in a safe place. It’s what you’ll need later on.


Time to Import

You’ve registered a new account at here, right? If not, do so! and be sure to check “Yes, I’d like to create a new blog.”

Once you’re all set with your account and blog, login and go to “Tools” and “Import” in your new blog. Then, choose “WordPress” at the bottom of the options.


Still have that File?

Browse to that archived file of your old blog and then choose “Upload file and import.” Once you’ve done this you’ll have all your content back up and ready!*



* Saw that Asterisk, did you?

This isn’t an exact replica of your old site. It is your content (posts, pages, links, media uploads) but not your theme (the fancy design). You’ll have to either choose the same theme again.