WordPress Upgrade

Last week, we upgraded the WordPress software that runs the sites.dartmouth.edu environment at Dartmouth College.

WordPress 4.8.3 includes important security updates for the WordPress 4.8 “Evans” release that came out in out in June. We updated many of our themes and plugins, and added these two new plugins based on requests from users:

  • Disable Comments – allows you to disable all comments on a site in one step.  For newer sites, comments are off by default, but for older sites, it is a chore to get rid of comments.
  • TinyMCE Advanced – adds additional editing functionality with an expanded toolbar.  This adds support for tables, font types, font sizes – but just because you can do those now doesn’t mean you have to!

Questions? Problems? Please contact wordpress@dartmouth.edu.