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Blogs will be upgraded later today

By Jared Smith
Posted on 26 July 2011 | 12:10 pm

Blogs will be down briefly this evening between the hours of 5 and 6 for an urgent software upgrade.

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By Jared Smith
Posted on 26 July 2011 | 12:10 pm

Blogs upgraded to WordPress 2.8

By Jared Smith
Posted on 5 September 2009 | 11:01 am

Web Strategies has upgraded College of Charleston Blogs to WordPress 2.8. You should not see any significant differences between WordPress 2.7 and 2.8 as we’ve seen in some previous upgrades. 2.8 mostly adds some refinements and allows us to provide more up-to-date themes and feature enhancements.

Please let us know in comments or via email to if you encounter any difficulties with your blog…. now runs WordPress 2.7

By Jared Smith
Posted on 10 May 2009 | 11:42 am

The next time you log into your WordPress blog, things will look quite a bit different.  We’ve applied WordPress 2.7 to, which enables a far greater array of themes and features, especially down the road.  WordPress 2.7 also brings about significant changes in the design of the administration panel.  Fortunately, the mechanics are very much the same.

First, your dashboard will be far more useful. You can now see pending comments, site announcements, and much more right within the dashboard.

Your posting tools are now located in a sidebar along the left rather than in tabs on top like before.  This left sidebar does a better job of grouping related tools than previous versions of WordPress, making posting and other tools easier to find.

If you run into trouble or have any questions, please contact

Blog Server Downtime April 19, 2008

By Jared Smith
Posted on 9 March 2009 | 2:39 pm

Information Technology will be bringing the main datacenter down on Sunday, April 19, 2008, to install new generator power.  This downtime will affect the blog server’s availability for several hours that day.  Please see the Information Technology website for more information.

Working on comment spam protection today

By Jared Smith
Posted on 21 October 2008 | 12:32 pm

We’re working on adding Akismet‘s spam protection system this morning.  You’ll see some screens about entering an “API key” in your Dashboard for a little while as we work on this.  You can safely ignore these messages, and they should be gone by tomorrow.

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