UVM Blogs (blog.uvm.edu) has been upgraded to the latest version of WordPress. Some highlights: The media manager has been overhauled and is much, much better and easier to use. Want to add a bunch of images to a post? Just drag them all at once from your hard drive into the media manager and tell […]
With the upgrade of UVM Blogs to WordPress 3.1, you’ll notice several changes that are aimed at making blogging even easier than before. New Admin Bar WordPress sports an attractive new admin bar at the top of the screen with direct links to frequently-used actions. Note that several options may be in slightly different places from […]
The admin bar at the top of pages on blog.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 […]
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 […]
We have just added 14 new themes to the UVM blogs theme gallery, representing many different styles and layout options. To check them out (and maybe use one for your blog), log in to your admin dashboard and click Appearances in the left-hand menu.
A new theme, “UVM 2010”, has been made available with the look of of recently updated UVM main web site. This theme builds on the features of “UVM 2008”, and includes color variants, a small gallery of included banner images to choose from (or you can upload your own), three customizable widget areas, support for […]
The UVM blogs service, blog.uvm.edu, has been upgraded to WordPress 3.0.1. This new version supports custom post types and easily created menus, the blog admin pages have been streamlined and now have a better help system, and many other things have been improved. For an overview, watch this: In addition, WordPress 3.0 includes a great […]
At 9:00pm on Wednesday, the UVM blog service blog.uvm.edu will be unavailable for a short time while it is upgraded to WordPress 3.0.1. This will add many new blog features and site improvements. A followup announcement will be posted once work is complete.
People often like to embed videos in blog posts. On multiuser sites like this, though, letting people insert arbitrary HTML code can be a security problem for other logged-in users, and so WordPress strips out embed codes. The alternative, though, is actually easier: simply copy and paste the URL to the video you want onto […]