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 […]

Minor Upgrade

WordPress has been updated to version 3.3.2, fixing several security issues.  If you notice any problems, please let us know.

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:

New Facebook, Twitter plugins

I have just made available the Like and WP-TweetButton plugins to provide the Facebook “Like” and Twitter “Tweet” buttons for your blogs.  Once you have activated one or both plugins, you can customize them from the admin dashboard, under Settings -> Facebook Like Button or Settings -> Tweet Button. If you have used these plugins […]

New Blog Theme: UVM Web 2008

We have made available a new theme, “UVM Web 2008”, with the layout of The University of Vermont’s main web site. This theme shows static pages on the left-hand navigation menu and customizable widgets in the sidebar, provides the various departmental color variations of the UVM theme, and supports custom header images.

New Blog Themes

Two new themes have been made available: ChocoTheme and Motion. You can preview themes and change your blog’s theme by going into your blog dashboard, looking down the menu on the left-hand side, and clicking “Appearance”. If there are other themes or plugins you’d like to see, just let us know.

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