Author and Administrator Levels

All accounts on pccbs.org have a “level” of 0 to 9. The level determines the account’s ability to add content to the site as well as its ability to modify content that other accounts have created. At higher levels, an account can even add and modify other accounts. Viewers browsing the site without an account, or who are not logged in, do not have a level. In some areas, such as the category visibility settings, these viewers are designed as “-1”, or negative 1.

For a detailed and precise description of account levels, [read about user levels on the WordPress Codex->User Levels].

Registered Users

When an account is first created, it has a level of 0 and is a registered user. A registered user cannot create stories or any other content. A registered user can leave comments if comments are enabled for a story, and they can view any categories that have been limited to level 0. They may also edit their own profiles. Other than that, there isn’t any difference between a level 0 registered user and an unregistered viewer.

Authors

To turn a registered user into an author, “promote” them on the [Authors & Users page->/wp-admin/users.php]. When you first promote a registered user to an author, that account will be at level 1. A level 1 author can write articles, but not make public what they’ve written. Another moderator will need to approve their articles for public consumption.

Each level of author above level 1 can approve their own articles, and can approve, edit, or delete articles written by lower level accounts.

Level 4 accounts can moderate comments, and can create new categories or delete old ones.

Administrators

Administrators, accounts of level 5 or higher, can add and promote other accounts. An administrator can only promote another user to levels below their own level. A level 5 administrator can promote other users to level 4.

At level 5, an administrator can create new pages and can add links to the list of links. Level 5 accounts can also change the timestamp of articles.

A level 5 administrator cannot promote a registered user to an author.

By default, level 6 accounts are the minimum level that can upload files, but you can change this in the [miscelleneous options section->/wp-admin/options-misc.php]. Depending on how you want people making articles, it might make sense to drop this down and let higher level authors upload files, such as at level three, four, or five.

Level 6 accounts can see all options panels.

Level 8 accounts can activate themes and plug-ins.

There is one level 10 user, which you should almost never use. Level 10 is reserved for serious system-level changes. Injudicious use of level 10 can result in irreversible changes. Level 10 is required to create a level 9 administrator, but level 9 accounts gain no special privileges other than editing level 8 posts, pages, links, and accounts.

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Conference Programs, 1997-2019

Pacific Coast Conference on British Studies, Meeting at UC Merced, CA, Canada, 22-24 March 2019, 2019 PCCBS Program

Pacific Coast Conference on British Studies, Meeting at UC Santa Barbara, CA, Canada, 23-25 March 2018, PCCBS Program 2018 UC Santa Barbara

Pacific Coast Conference on British Studies, Meeting in Victoria, BC, Canada, 3-5 March 2017, PCCBS Program 2017 Victoria BC

Pacific Coast Conference on British Studies, Meeting at the Huntington Library, April 1-3, 2016, PCCBS Program 2016 Huntington

Pacific Coast Conference on British Studies, Meeting in Las Vegas, NV, March 6-8, 2015
2015 PCCBS Conference Program

Pacific Coast Conference on British Studies, Meeting at Riverside, CA, March 7-9, 2014
2014 PCCBS Conference Program

Pacific Coast Conference on British Studies, Meeting at University of California, Berkeley, CA, March 8-10, 2013
2013 PCCBS Conference Program

Pacific Coast Conference on British History, Meeting at the Huntington Library, March 9-11, 2012.
2012 PCCBS Program, Huntington Library

Pacific Coast Conference on British History, Meeting at the University of Washington, Seattle, WA, March 11-13, 2011.
2011 PCCBS Program, University of Washington, Seattle

Pacific Coast Conference on British History, Meeting at Pomona College, Claremont, CA, March 19-21, 2010.
2010 PCCBS Program Pomona College

Pacific Coast Conference on British Studies, Meeting at the University of San Diego, San Diego, CA, March 13-15, 2009
pccbs-program-2009-final.pdf

Pacific Coast Conference on British Studies, Meeting at the Huntington Library, San Marino, CA, March 28-30, 2008
pccbs-program-2008.pdf

North American Conference on British Studies, Meeting in San Francisco, November 9-11, 2007
2007-program.pdf

Pacific Coast Conference on British Studies, Meeting at the University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA, March 30-April 1, 2007
2007 Program

Pacific Coast Conference on British Studies, Meeting at the University of California, Irvine, March 24-26, 2006
2006 Program

Pacific Coast Conference on British Studies, Meeting at the Mission Inn in Riverside, California, April 1-3, 2005
2005 Program

Pacific Coast Conference on British Studies, Meeting at the Center for British Studies, University of California, Berkeley, California, March 26-28, 2004
2004 Program

Pacific Coast Conference on British Studies, Meeting at Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, April 4-6, 2003
2003 Program

Pacific Coast Conference on British Studies, Meeting at the Smith Campus Center, Pomona College, Claremont, April 5-7, 2002
2002 Program

Pacific Coast Conference on British Studies, Meeting at History Corner, Stanford University, April 6-8, 2001
2001 Program

The North American Conference on British Studies in Conjunction with The Pacific Coast Conference on British Studies, Annual Meeting 13th-15th October 2000, Pasadena Hilton, Pasadena, California

Pacific Coast Conference on British Studies, Meeting at the University of California, Santa Barbara, March 31-April 2, 2000
2000 Program

Pacific Coast Conference on British Studies, Meeting at the University of California, Santa Cruz, 26-28 March 1999
1999 Program

Pacific Coast Conference on British Studies, Meeting on Board the Queen Mary at
Long Beach, California, 27-29 March 1998
1998 Program

Pacific Coast Conference on British Studies, Meeting at Mills College, Oakland, CA, 4-6 April 1997
1997 Program

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Newsletter 2004

You may download a copy of the Fall 2004 Newsletter here:
Fall 2004 Newsletter

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Newsletter 2005

You may download a copy of the Fall 2005 Newsletter here:
Fall 2005 Newsletter

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Images, PDF files, and other uploads

The [Upload tab->wp-admin/upload.php] allows you to upload files for use in this web site. If you are familiar with HTML, you can link to those files in the normal way, using the “img” or “link” buttons in the Quicktags bar. However, you don’t have to know HTML to link to them. [Smart links->Adding smart links to articles] also work with files that you upload to the site.

Images

For image files, the image file must be a png, a jpg, or a gif. The image will automatically be displayed. If you have uploaded a thumbnail (a file with the same name, prefixed by “thumb_”), the thumbnail will be displayed and will link to the larger image.

To use smart links to display images, use the image’s filename in place of where the link would go.

For example, if you have uploaded an image called “edgar.png”, you can use the following to display it:

`[Edgar II the Aetheling->edgar.png]`

The text “Edgar II the Aetheling” will not be visible on the web page, but will be added invisibly to make the page more easily searchable both on the site and from external search engines.

PDF files and other uploads

If you have uploaded a PDF file or other non-image file using the Upload tab, you can use the filename in a smart link to generate an automatic link. For example, if you have uploaded a file called “william.pdf”, you can use `[william.pdf->]` to link to it, or `[Prince William->william.pdf]` to link to it using the text “Prince William”.

`[william.pdf->]`
`[Prince William->william.pdf]`

Aligning images

If you need text to wrap around the image, add “/left” or “/right” to the end of the file name. For example, to place the image on the left of the page (so that text wraps on the right), use `[Edgar II the Aetheling->edgar.png/left]`.

If you want an image to be centered within the article, use /center. Text will not wrap around a centered image on either side.

Changing the width of images

If you need to resize the image, but it isn’t appropriate to use a thumbnail, you can add “/###” to the end of the filename, where “###” is the desired width of the image in pixels. You can also add “/##%”, where “##” is the percentage of the article width that the image should take up. For example:

`[Edgar II the Aetheling->edgar.png/left/50%]`
`[Edgar II the Aetheling->edgar.png/left/200]`

When you change the width of an image, its height will change proportionally.

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Adding smart links to articles

The quicktags “link” button will let you add links if you know the URL. But you can also add automatic, [smart links->Smart link plugin] that grab the URL from the links that the web site already knows about: pages, articles, links, and categories, in that order.

For example, a link to the [conference information->] section of the PCCBS web site does not require that you know the link. It requires only that you look over to the category listing on the right and type the name. If the category’s URL ever changes, all articles that reference it as a smart link will update automatically. This is especially useful for e-mail addresses or other links that change regularly.

Easy smart links

The easiest smart links are those whose link text should be the same as the name of the place it is going to. For example, the link to conference information above was made by typing:

`[conference information->]`

The category is called “conference information”, so putting those words in brackets and ending with a -> is all you need to do to make a smart link to that category. The same is true with link names, article names, and page names.

Changing the link text

If you want the link text to be different from the name of the item you’re linking to, place the link text in front of the -> and the name of the item you’re linking to after the ->. For example, the link to the smart link plugin but with the text “smart links” above was made with:

`[smart links->Smart link plugin]`

Non-existent links

If a page, article, link, or category matching the smart link does not exist, the smart link will display just the link text, without making an invalid link. Once a page, article, link, or category is created that matches the smart link, the smart link will be updated. So you can add smart links to your articles and then later add links (or other articles, etc.) without worrying about having invalid links on your pages.

Linking to searches

You can also use smart links to link to search engines without having to figure out the often complex search engine syntax. The smart link plugin understands several different search engines. You make a smart search link with `[link text->search text@searchname]`. A simple search for [Oscar Wilde->@google] can be made with:

`[Oscar Wilde->@google]`

Just as with other smart links, you can change the link text. To link to the [definition of counterculture->counterculture@dictionary] use:

`[definition of counterculture->counterculture@dictionary]`

Among the searches that the smart link plugin understands are dictionary, google, amazon, wikipedia, and me. “Me” is a special search that searches this PCCBS site.

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Writing articles and pages

These [author help->] pages are visible only to authors, and only when they are logged in. You don’t need any of this. If you just want to [write articles->wp-admin/post.php], all you need do is write them. You do not need to use any html. When you do want to add bold, italics, or an offset quote, the Quicktags buttons at the top of your Write Post page will let you do this.

The author help section will assist you in using some of the more advanced features of this site, such as [automatic smart links->adding smart links to articles], that make maintaining the site much easier.

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