Wanted to let you know that we launched our new WordPress site yesterday: http://www.cm-life.com
We're still constantly looking for ways to improve on it, but it's obviously fit to run as Central Michigan Life for the time being. Note the Publish2 and Facebook widgets on the side, the larger slideshow of featured stories and some of the other cool additions we put up.
There are two things I want to do, or at least get started, this semester.
1) Find a way to break out Breaking News stories in a small red box above the featured slideshow area, for when we do have breaking news. I haven't found a decent plugin for that yet, so I figured I can look into how to do it and maybe try it myself. I'm still a bit new at this PHP thing, though.
2) Comprehensive author pages. Right now, our author pages include bios (which are very minimal right now), e-mail and Twitter links. I'm hoping to make a better page for each of our reporters and editors, to feature their mugs, more contact information, more bio and, obviously, their recent stories and such. I also want to see if we can break out our photographers' and designers' work better.
But, for now, the site is up and functional. So let me know what you think!
-Brian Manzullo, editor in chief