Build it with scratch.mit.edu. Show it in your WordPress site


icon-256x256With Scratch (https://scratch.mit.edu/), you can program your own interactive stories, games, and animations – and share your creations with others in the online community. Scratch helps young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively – essential skills for life in the 21st century.

Now, with LS oEmbed support for Scratch Mit  you can just copy-paste the URL from a scratch project into the content area of a post or page
and it will by transformed to oEmbed.

This oEmbed functionality was initial build for the Greek Schools Network blogging platform (http://blogs.sch.gr) and now it is available for all via the WordPress repository in https://wordpress.org/plugins/ls-oembed-support-for-scratch-mit/

The plugin is a useful addon for educational WordPress sites.

WordPress 4.4 “Clifford” – Fully translated in more than 40 languages


At https://wordpress.org/news/2015/12/clifford/ you can read all the new features version 4.4. has to make your site more connected and responsive.

Also this version is already available in more than 40 languages (if you count all English “versions” too).

Among them is also the Greek version!!! I’m so proud to be part of the Greek translation team

Thanks to all teammates and our editors ♥ ♥ ♥

 

 

The Greek Schools’ Network goes (more) WordPress – Its 1st plugin is here


The Greek Schools’ Network (GSN – http://www.sch.gr) is the educational intranet of the Ministry of Education, which interlinks all Greek schools and provides high quality electronic services.

Among other services (such as blogging platforms), it allows teachers, schools to upload and share videos and slideshows using the http://vod-new.sch.gr and http://mmpres.sch.gr sites.

Now we go a step further.

Its 1st WordPress plugin Sch.gr Commons plugin. adds oEmbed support in WordPress posts, pages and custom post types for videos, presentations etc from the vod-new.sch.gr, mmpres.sch.gr sites of Greek Schools Network. There are no settings.

Simply, add the URL in your content editor. Just paste the given “Απευθείας σύνδεσμος” link from the “Κοινοποίηση” section of a video from vod-new.sch.gr into the content area and it will by transformed to oEmbed into your post, page or custom post type.

You can find the Sch.gr Commons into the WordPress.org repository https://wordpress.org/plugins/schgr-commons/

Copy the url from a vod-new.sch.gr video
Paste a simple url in post
The resulted embed video from vod-new.sch.gr into the post.

Embed SlideSnack presentation into your wordpress post with LS Snacktools plugin


SlideSnack.com is a great presentation sharing tool that enables you to easily upload and share presentations online.
But there was a small “gap” if you wanted to embed your presentation into a WordPress site. You had to use iframe.  NOT any more.

With the LS Snacktools plugin you can just copy-paste the given “Link to this post” from Slidesnack.com into the content area and it will by transformed to oEmbed into your post, page or custom post type.

You can find the LS Snacktools plugin in the WordPress.org repository: https://wordpress.org/plugins/ls-snacktools/

External Group RSS tab extension plugin


For a Buddypress installation of mine, I needed to add external rss feeds to groups. There is a great plugin for this work called BP External Group Blogs (http://wordpress.org/plugins/external-group-blogs/). Don’t let the name fool you, it supports RSS feed from every source, not just blogs. The plugin give group creators and administrators to attach external RSS feeds to groups. The posts appear within the activity stream for the group.

But I also needed a separate group tab to display those external posts (like the documents tab). So I made a simple extension plugin which does exactly that.

The plugin is called External Group RSS tab extension and you can downloaded from http://wordpress.org/plugins/external-group-rss-tab-extension/