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New Site Themes

We have rolled out five new themes today, a combination of magazine-style and general blogging layouts. All are responsive for attractive display on desktop, tablet, and mobile devices.

Site Updates

I have updated the theme of the top-level UVM Blogs site.  It now displays much better on different screen sizes–including phones–and brings site activity front and center so you can more quickly see what people have been up to with their sites. WordPress and several plugins have also been updated to their latest versions. Please […]

Site Upgrade

WordPress has been upgraded to the latest version, 3.3.1.  Along with several necessary security fixes, this version improves the layout of the toolbar at the top of the screen (note that the Login link is on the right now), simplifies media uploading–including drag-and-drop into your browser window!–and should have improved performance for people reading your […]

WordPress 3.2

UVM Blogs has been updated to WordPress 3.2.1.  The most noticeable changes are an update to the look of your admin dashboard, a nice “distraction-free” writing mode that simplifies writing new posts, and the introduction of the new, highly customizable “Twenty Eleven” theme. For a good overview, check this out:

Admin bar update

The admin bar at the top of pages on blog2-dev.uvm.edu is very useful, and the “My Blogs” menu that shows up when you’re logged in is probably the easiest way to choose between your blogs and post new content to them.  Until now, the only blogs listed there were the ones to which you had […]

Comment spam protection

After some vendor delay, we have licensed and enabled the Akismet comment spam filter for all blogs. Comments posted in response to articles on your blog will automatically be checked for spammy content so that you will be pestered less often for comment moderation. If a spam comment does get through, simply mark it as […]

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