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In the coming days, Information, Technology & Consulting (ITC) will be implementing updates to the Dartmouth WordPress platform. Part of this update will include creating separate platforms for administrative sites (sites.dartmouth.edu) and all teaching and learning sites (journeys.dartmouth.edu). We’ve gone through the process of categorizing previous sites to place them in the appropriate categories. We are doing this so that, across these two site collections, we can offer WordPress users a greater variety of themes, plug-ins, and capabilities.

As site owners and editors, there are a few changes that you will notice:

  1. A new secure log-in process: At log-in, similar to other Dartmouth systems, you will be prompted with a web authentication sign-in page. Enter your Dartmouth NetID and password to access your site.
  2. New features: You will gain access to a variety of additional themes, plugins, and platform features. We are incredibly excited about where this might take learning journeys in the future!
  3. Moving to Journeys: If you have a teaching and learning site, your old URL will redirect you to the new one in journeys.dartmouth.edu. All older links and bookmarks referring to the old address will be redirected to the new destination.

Please note: During the week of March 19 to March 26, no new site creations will be allowed.  As the updates are made to the platform during the weekend of March 24-25, you will not be able to access or edit your site.  If you need to update your site, please complete your work prior to Friday, March 23rd at 4 PM. We will notify you the morning of March 26 after the completion of the platform upgrade and changes.

If you have questions, please email wordpress@dartmouth.edu.

On February 1, we upgraded the WordPress software that runs the sites.dartmouth.edu environment at Dartmouth College.

WordPress 4.8.5 includes important security updates for the WordPress 4.8 "Evans" release that came out in out in June. At the same time, we updated our themes and plugins.  We also updated the Dartmouth logo in our Dartmouth themes.

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

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.

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.

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

WordPress 4.7.5 includes important security updates for the WordPress 4.7 release that came out in December. We also added the Twenty Seventeen theme, the latest core WordPress theme.

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

Twenty Seventeen theme screenshot
Twenty Seventeen theme - just added