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WordPress Blogs Maintenance (blogs.cofc.edu)

By Monica Lavin
Posted on 7 July 2014 | 3:50 pm

SERVICE: WordPress Blogs Maintenance (blogs.cofc.edu)

IMPACT: Users will not be able to edit, add or delete new content on WordPress blogs during this maintenance window.

DATE: Starting – Tuesday, July 8 at 10am until Wednesday, July 9, 2014

OVERVIEW: Information Technology will be transitioning to a new hosting solution for WordPress blogs (blogs.cofc.edu) due to an increase in use. The new environment will improve performance and security through more robust infrastructure and services. During the migration, users will not be able to edit, add or delete content on the WordPress blogs.

With the migration of WordPress, blog URLs will not change. After the migration, you will continue to login and manage your WordPress blogs the same way. The migration may affect some users who utilize the plugins feature. The new hosted solution manages an active list of allowed and disallowed plugins. Disallowed plugins often provide duplicate functionality or are known to cause security or performance issues. Information Technology will notify users affected by disallowed plugins immediately after the migration, and work with the host to find an alternate solution where possible. Please be aware that some plugins and their functionality may not be replaceable.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

IT publishes all scheduled maintenance on the IT blog at https://blogs.cofc.edu/it/. We encourage you to check this site often to be aware of scheduled preventative maintenance. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Information Technology Helpdesk at (843) 953-3375 or by emailing helpdesk@cofc.edu.

Thank you very much for your cooperation.

WordCamp Charleston

By Monica Lavin
Posted on 2 April 2014 | 8:00 am

WordCamp Charleston will be held on May 17, 2014 at The Stern Center, College of Charleston. This will be an informal, community-organized event, put together for WordPress users by WordPress users to share ideas, and get to know each other. Information Technology is a proud sponsor of this first WordCamp event in Charleston. The keynoting WordCamp Charleston 2014 will be Andrew Nacin, Lead Developer of the WordPress web publishing platform. For more information, please visit http://2014.charleston.wordcamp.org/. Students and professors are eligible for a discounted ticket price with a current College ID. Tickets are on sale now at http://2014.charleston.wordcamp.org/tickets/. You can also view the published schedule at http://2014.charleston.wordcamp.org/schedule/.

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