a born-digital, open-review volume edited by Jack Dougherty and Kristen Nawrotzki

How it works: our open-source web-book

Permalink for this paragraph 0 This online web-book edition of Writing History in the Digital Age is powered by a self-hosted version of WordPress.org, an open-source content management system, on a server operated by Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. We appreciate the support provided by Carlos Espinosa, David Tatem, and other information technology professionals in helping us to create and maintain this site.

Permalink for this paragraph 0 Our  WordPress site runs on several open-source plugins and themes. Updated February 2013: A new and improved version, CommentPress Core, is available for download from the WordPress plugin repository, with additional information at  Collaborative Writing Tools. The most important of these is CommentPress, which creates social texts where readers can write comments in the margins and discuss responses with others. CommentPress was originally developed by Eddie Tejeda at the Institute for the Future of the Book. Versions up to 3.1 were developed by Christian Wach in conjunction with Giant Chair. Version 3.2 has been produced and updated independently by Christian Wach, with version 3.3.1 now available for download on its own site, rather than the official WordPress directory of plugins and themes. The installation creates two plugins (CommentPress and CommentPress Ajaxified) and one theme (CommentPress), which have been tested up to WordPress 3.0.1. (Note that on this site, the CommentPress 3.2 theme has been customized by Jack Dougherty. See additional information at the Collaborative Writing Tools.) If you plan to create a similar web-book, also consider digress.it, also developed by Eddie Tejeda, which is currently in version 3.2

Permalink for this paragraph 0 Authors submitted their essays in Microsoft Word format, which we reviewed and uploaded to WordPress format, and granted them privileges to revise their work and enhance it with links and digital media. Katie Campbell (Trinity College Class of ’11) modified an existing macro to convert footnotes from Word to WordPress format.

Permalink for this paragraph 0 Active plugins on this site:

Permalink for this paragraph 0 Akismet 3.1.5  Akismet 3.1.5
» Automattic (url)
Used by millions, Akismet is quite possibly the best way in the world to protect your blog from spam. It keeps your site protected even while you sleep. To get started: 1) Click the “Activate” link to the left of this description, 2) Sign up for an Akismet plan to get an API key, and 3) Go to your Akismet configuration page, and save your API key.

Permalink for this paragraph 0 BackupBuddy  BackupBuddy
» iThemes (url)
The most complete WordPress solution for Backup, Restoration, Migration, and Deployment. Backs up a customizable selection of files, settings, and content for a complete snapshot of your site. Restore, migrate, or deploy your site to a new host or new domain with complete ease-of-mind.

Permalink for this paragraph 0 Commentpress 3.2  Commentpress 3.2
» Institute for the Future of the Book (url)
Commentpress allows readers to comment paragraph by paragraph in the margins of a text. You can use it to annotate, gloss, workshop, debate and more!

Permalink for this paragraph 0 Commentpress Ajaxified 1.0  Commentpress Ajaxified 1.0
» Institute for the Future of the Book (url)
This plugin allow comments to be posted without leaving or refreshing the page as well as a number of other enhancements. Please note: this plugin only works with the official Commentpress theme. For Wordpress MU: only activate this plugin sitewide if you have activated Commentpress sitewide.

Permalink for this paragraph 0 Custom Author Byline 1.2  Custom Author Byline 1.2
» Marty Martin (url)
Allows you to add a custom author name to the byline other than the logged in user writing/editing the post/page.

Permalink for this paragraph 0 Disable Comments 1.3.2  Disable Comments 1.3.2
» Samir Shah (url)
Allows administrators to globally disable comments on their site. Comments can be disabled according to post type.

Permalink for this paragraph 0 Exclude Pages from Navigation 1.92  Exclude Pages from Navigation 1.92
» Simon Wheatley (url)
Provides a checkbox on the editing page which you can check to exclude pages from the primary navigation. IMPORTANT NOTE: This will remove the pages from any “consumer” side page listings, which may not be limited to your page navigation listings.

Permalink for this paragraph 0 FD Footnotes 1.35  FD Footnotes 1.35
» John Watson (url)
Elegant and easy to use footnotes

Permalink for this paragraph 0 Google Analyticator  Google Analyticator
» SumoMe (url)
Adds the necessary JavaScript code to enable Google’s Analytics. After enabling this plugin you need to authenticate with Google, then select your domain and you’re set.

Permalink for this paragraph 0 iThemes Security 5.1.1  iThemes Security 5.1.1
» iThemes (url)
Protect your WordPress site by hiding vital areas of your site, protecting access to important files, preventing brute-force login attempts, detecting attack attempts and more.

Permalink for this paragraph 0 My Page Order 3.3.2  My Page Order 3.3.2
» Andrew Charlton (url)
My Page Order allows you to set the order of pages through a drag and drop interface. The default method of setting the order page by page is extremely clumsy, especially with a large number of pages.

Permalink for this paragraph 0 Quick Page/Post Redirect Plugin 5.1.5  Quick Page/Post Redirect Plugin 5.1.5
» Don Fischer (url)
Redirect Pages, Posts or Custom Post Types to another location quickly (for internal or external URLs). Includes individual post/page options, redirects for Custom Post types, non-existant 301 Quick Redirects (helpful for sites converted to WordPress), New Window functionality, and rel=nofollow functionality.

Permalink for this paragraph 0 ScholarPress Coins 1.3  ScholarPress Coins 1.3
» Sean Takats, Jeremy Boggs (url)
Makes your blog posts readable by various COinS interpreters.

Permalink for this paragraph 0 SubHeading 1.8.1  SubHeading 1.8.1
» StvWhtly (url)
Adds the ability to show a subheading for posts, pages and custom post types. To display subheadings place <?php the_subheading(); ?> in your template file.

Permalink for this paragraph 0 WP-PluginsUsed 1.50  WP-PluginsUsed 1.50
» Lester 'GaMerZ' Chan (url)
Display WordPress plugins that you currently have (both active and inactive) onto a post/page.

Permalink for this paragraph 0 wpLicense-WritingHistory 1.2.2  wpLicense-WritingHistory 1.2.2
» Nathan R. Yergler (url)
Modified by Jack Dougherty for Writing History edited volume. Allows selection of a Creative Commons license for blog content.

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