Week 2-3: English Department Website


  • Familiarize yourselves with WordPress and the Department of English Website.
  • English Department blog post genres: profile, event promo, event coverage, informative post, course promo, other articles.
  • Initial Assignments:
    • Accessibility tool for Website: http://wave.webaim.org/ (Main task: alt-text for images). – Gabriela
    • Redesign faculty pages, using featured images and shortcode columns (documentation).-Orlando and Jonathan
    • Profiles:
      • Meet the Administration (Leonardo Flores, Mary Sefranek)-Lisneisy
      • Meet the Staff (Katherine Jorge, Paulette Almodovar, Albert Cruz)-Andres.
    • Create course pages. – Carlos



Week 1: Spring 2017 Startup

Welcome to the Spring 2017 Digital Humanities Internship!

I have won a small grant from the Fundación Puertorriqueña de las Humanidades to translate I ♥︎️ Poetry into Spanish and redesign it as a bilingual website with stronger entry points and resources for K-12 students, educators, and the general public. Our focus will be on developing the site along several lines:

  • First things first, awaken I ♥︎️ Poetry from its dormant state. It’s been semi-dormant for the past two years and its time to get it going as a living project, which implies a number of translation
  • Make a fresh WordPress installation with the WordPress Multilingual plugin
  • import content from the original site and translate to Spanish. Most of the original entries are already translated offsite.
  • Redesign website & create resources for multiple audiences.
  • Launch new installation, mapping old URLs to new ones in the ht.access file.
  • Build plugins for metadata and search engine integration with http://cellproject.net/.
  • Adopt or develop plugins with library standards integration.

We will also be working on developing the English Department Website, which includes:

  • Online journalism.
  • Publicizing and covering events.
  • Updating and developing the English Department Website.
  • Other related duties.

In the meantime, your initial tasks are to: