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.

Recent Additions

We recently added three new themes to the Dartmouth WordPress environment:

Twenty Seventeen theme screenshotTwenty Seventeen

This new core WordPress theme is visually oriented, responsive, accessible.  It is possible to have a video on the header.  There is also a social media menu.

Dartmouth Green screenshotDartmouth Green

This provides a look just like the standard Dartmouth departmental websites.  Common Dartmouth links are available in the header and the footer. A special social media toolbar can be set up in the banner area. It is also possible to insert special iframe codes, such as calendars, Google docs, videos, etc.

Hemingway screenshotHemingway

A visually appealing theme that is responsive and friendly to large images.

WordPress Upgrade

We have just upgraded the WordPress software that runs the sites.dartmouth.edu environment at Dartmouth College. WordPress 4.6.1 includes important security updates along with new features and enhancements that were introduced in version 4.6 in August.

With this release, we have added the Dartmouth Green and the Hemingway themes, and the popular Meta Slider plugin.  You can find a list of all the themes we support here.

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

WordPress Upgrade

We have just upgraded the WordPress software that runs the sites.dartmouth.edu environment at Dartmouth College. WordPress 4.5.3 includes important security updates along with some new features and enhancements that were introduced in version 4.5.

We have also added the Twenty Sixteen theme, which is the latest standard WordPress theme.  You can find a list of all the themes we support here.

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

WordPress Version Upgrade

We will be upgrading the WordPress software that runs sites.dartmouth.edu on Thursday, June 18 starting at 10:00am. WordPress 4.2.2 includes a number of important security updates.

We don’t anticipate any noticeable downtime, but please stay out of your site during the upgrade. Site owners will receive a reminder email shortly before the launch, and another email when it is safe to log back into their sites again.

Questions? Please contact wordpress@dartmouth.edu.