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WordPress Plugins: Creative Commons Configurator

There is a WordPress Plugin available to put copyright information on your posts and pages automatically. It is called Creative Commons Configurator. Once you download and activate the Plugin you just do a few steps to set it up and then it will put a creative commons license on your posts/pages for you.

The page for setting it up is displayed below. It is very simple to do once you activate the Plugin. You decide whether you wish to share your post freely or not. There is the option about sharing the license internationally or more locally in a drop down menu. Once you have made those selections you use the license button.

Creative Commons Selections

At this point you can see that you are actually deciding to choose a license that will be attached to your post. It asks you whether you want to proceed. Continue reading WordPress Plugins: Creative Commons Configurator

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Web Builders’ Guidelines for Government Websites

Many website developers may not be aware that, if they do any sort of work with or that represents the United States government or any of their agencies, there are a set of rules and regulations they must comply with. You might think to yourself, “Well, what are the odds I’ll work with the government?” but the answer might surprise you.

The government outsources many programs, and the contractors that receive those jobs may, in turn, outsource that work.

If you are doing work that ultimately is going to be used by the U.S. government you need to be aware of the following standards that they require by law.

Access for People with Disabilities (Section 508)

All federal public websites* must comply with the requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act (29 U.S.C. 794d), which is designed to make online information and services fully available to individuals with disabilities. Organizations should review Section 508 and accompanying guidelines to ensure that their public websites meet the requirements.

To comply simply follow the P.O.U.R. Principles to ensure your website is as accessible as possible.

Access for People with Limited English Proficiency

OMB Policies for Federal Public Websites states that “your agency is already required to provide appropriate access for people with limited English proficiency by implementing Department of Justice guidance for Executive Order 13166, ‘Improving Access to Services for People with Limited English Proficiency.’ Continue reading Web Builders’ Guidelines for Government Websites

How to Protect Your Content by Inserting Copyright Notices in WordPress

We all want to keep our original ideas – just that – original. While there is little we can do to prevent copyright infringement, here are some ideas for reminding visitors of your copyright policy.

To remind visitors that you have a clear copyright policy, you may place your copyright notice where they will see it. The three I will be discussing here are:

  • Copyright notice in your footer
  • Copyright notice or policy in the sidebar
  • A WordPress Plugin for self-hosted WordPress sites.

The format of a copyright notice is one that is wrapped in a link to the specific copyright license, the terms and conditions under which someone may link to or use your content, and your definition of Copyright Fair Use. Not all copyright policies meet the needs of every site. The copyright example in this informational tutorial is very general. You need to define your policies specifically to your needs.
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