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Plugins and Themes Upgraded

All WordPress themes and plugins were upgraded on Friday 14 April 2017. If you have any issues with your site, please email cu-blogs-admin@columbia.edu. Remember to include the URL of your site along with a description of the issue and any error messages you might see.

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WordPress Theme and Plugin Upgrade Scheduled for 04/14/2017

We are planning to upgrade WordPress themes and plugins on Friday evening 14 April from 7:30-9:30pm. WordPress will be unavailable for periods of time during the upgrade process.

If your site was created before 02/13, please check it on the already-upgraded WordPress staging server by going to your dashboard and clicking on the link in the message at the top. Send mail to cu-blogs-admin@columbia.edu if you notice any issues. If your site is newer than this, it hasn’t been copied to the staging server and you won’t be able to check it in advance of the production upgrade.

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WordPress Upgrade Complete

WordPress Core upgrade were completed successfully. If you have any issues with your site, please send us an email at cu-blogs-admin@columbia.edu.

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WordPress Upgrade Scheduled for 02/24

We are planning to upgrade WordPress Core on Friday evening 24 February from 7pm – 11pm. WordPress will be unavailable for periods of time during the upgrade process. Please email cu-blogs-admin@columbia.edu if you notice any issues with your site after the upgrade.

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Plugins and Themes Upgraded

All WordPress themes and plugins were upgraded on Thursday 29 December 2016. If you have any issues with your site, please email cu-blogs-admin@columbia.edu. Remember to include the URL of your site along with a description of the issue and any error messages you might see.

Two new themes were installed — Fixer and Scribe.

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Problem with Avada Theme

A problem has been discovered with the Avada theme (sites using it were not visible). The three sites that were using it have been switched to TwentyFifteen. You can select something else, but until we determine the exact cause and find a fix, Avada is not available.

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What’s New after 11/11/2016 Update

WordPress and all themes and plugins have been upgraded to current versions. In addition, the following new items have been installed.

  • Plugin: WP Google Maps
  • Plugin: TablePress. This takes the place of the old WP-Table-Reloaded.
  • Plugin: q-Translate-X. This takes the place of the old q-Translate.
  • Theme: WikiWP

If you were using WP-Table-Reloaded or qTranslate on your site, please be especially careful to test.

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WordPress Upgrade Scheduled for 11/11

We are planning to upgrade WordPress along with all themes and plugins on Friday morning 11 November from 8-10am. WordPress will be unavailable for periods of time during the upgrade process.

If your site was created before  8am on Tuesday 10/18, please check it on the already-upgraded WordPress staging server by going to your dashboard and clicking on the link in the message at the top. Send mail to cu-blogs-admin@columbia.edu if you notice any issues. If your site is newer than this, it hasn’t been copied to the staging server and you won’t be able to check it in advance of the production upgrade.

If you have been using the plugin “WP-Table Reloaded” on your site, be aware that the plugin has been replaced by the newer “TablePress.” You should not need to make any changes to your site in order for your tables to function properly, but please check carefully. You can read more information about the new plugin here: https://tablepress.org/

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Themes and Plugins Updated 10/14/2016

All themes and plugins were upgraded to current versions on Friday 14 October 2016. If you detect any issues with your site, please email cu-blogs-admin@columbia.edu.

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WordPress Upgrade 7/29

Update: The upgrade is complete as of 10am July 29.

We are planning to upgrade WordPress along with all themes and plugins on Friday morning 29 July from 8-10am. WordPress will be unavailable for periods of time during the upgrade process.

If your site was created before  8am on Friday 7/14, please check it on the already-upgraded WordPress staging server by going to your dashboard and clicking on the link in the message at the top. Send mail to cu-blogs-admin@columbia.edu if you notice any issues. If your site is newer than this, it hasn’t been copied to the staging server and you won’t be able to check it in advance of the production upgrade.

If you use the plugin “Viper’s Video Quicktags” on your site, be aware that the plugin has been discontinued because WordPress now includes these functions natively. You can read here for more information: http://www.viper007bond.com/2016/07/04/vipers-video-quicktags-wordpress-plugin-discontinued/

Note: Although the migrator plugin installed without issue on our test and staging servers, it would not install on the production server. Anyone who was using the plugin Viper’s Video Quicktags may see issues. Although we are continuing to try to get the Viper’s Migrator to work, you may want to use WordPress’s native functions to re-embed your videos. Take a look here to see instructions: https://codex.wordpress.org/Embeds/

We’ve installed the new migration plugin, so your site should continue to work properly with no effort on your part, but it would be a good idea to check your site carefully.

 

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