Tips and Tricks for using the foxmis community


Creating a site for sharing your research and publications

Faculty members can display their research record on their personal site and have it automatically update the new departmental page which aggregates Fox MIS research. You can take advantage of several features of WordPress to post and tag this research. By using this approach faculty members can share their research with each other and the world much more effectively. Here are the step-by-step instructions on how to accomplish this:

  1. As mentioned in an earlier post, you must first activate your blog. This will allow you to submit each piece of research as a post. Listing each research item such as a journal article as a post is critical because it will allow you take advantage of the RSS and aggregation features that are built into the MIS community site.
  2. While posting your research you should utilize the tagging feature of WordPress to label each piece of research accordingly. (E.g. net neutrality, globalization, wireless technologies, etc.) Tags are in the right sidebar on the “Edit Post” page. You should also categorize the type of research (e.g., journal, conference, grant, case, working paper, other). Please use the example categories to maintain consistency and for ease of aggregation. Finally, also categorize each post with your name so that it can be easily accessed from the aggregate Fox MIS research site. Categories are also in the right sidebar on the “Edit Post” page.  Please see Munir Mandviwalla’s site for an example.
  3. You can then add several widgets to your research “blog” page such as the tags and recent posts widget that will make it much easier to browse your research.
  4. To configure your site for the above purpose, here’s what to do.
    1. Create a blank page via Dashboard > Pages > Add New and title it “Research”
    2. Publish the page leaving it blank.
    3. Go into Dashboard > Settings > Reading and then change the “Post page” to your newly created Research Page (in the picture below I set my post page to a temporary “Test Page”)statpage
  5. In order to display your new research page (with the tags included) switch the theme from “faculty” to “facultywithresearch2”.
  6. Start adding posts to your site for each unique piece of research.
  7. Send the RSS feed of your new site to the system administrator so we can add the feed to the overall Fox MIS research site.  Once this is done, you will be able to make changes and additions to your site and they will automatically propagate to the central site.
  8. You are finished! Now sharing and posting research is much easier and more efficient.