Category Archives: Announcements

Sites upgrade 8/15

Sites.temple.edu will undergo scheduled maintenance on Wednesday, August 15th, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 6:45 PM.

WordPress core, security, and PHP will be upgraded. No action is needed by site administrators. There may be intermittent access during this time.

WordPress core and PHP will be updated to the latest version.

For more information please submit a help request to Computer Services.

WordPress Core will be updated to version 4.9.8.

 

Read more about WordPress version 4.9.8 here

Sites upgrade 7/16

Sites.temple.edu will undergo scheduled maintenance on Monday, July 16th, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 6:45 PM.

WordPress core, security, and PHP will be upgraded. No action is needed by site administrators. There may be intermittent access during this time.

WordPress core and PHP will be updated to the latest version.

For more information please submit a help request to Computer Services.

WordPress Core will be updated to version 4.9.7.

 

Read more about WordPress version 4.9.7 here

Temple Sites upgrade 5/30

Sites.temple.edu will undergo scheduled maintenance on Wednesday, May 30th, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM.

WordPress core, security, and PHP will be upgraded. No action is needed by site administrators. There may be intermittent access during this time.

WordPress core and PHP will be updated to the latest version.

For more information please submit a help request to Computer Services.

WordPress Core will be updated to version 4.9.6.

 

Read more about WordPress version 4.9.6 here

Temple Sites Upgrade 4/19

 

Sites.temple.edu will undergo scheduled maintenance on Thursday, April 19th, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM.

WordPress core, security, and PHP will be upgraded. No action is needed by site administrators. There may be intermittent access during this time.

WordPress core and PHP will be updated to the latest version.

For more information please submit a help request to Computer Services.

 

Temple Sites Upgrade December 6th

Update: The upgrade is now complete.

 

Sites.temple.edu will undergo scheduled maintenance on Wednesday, December 6th, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM.

WordPress core, security, and PHP will be upgraded. No action is needed by site administrators. There may be intermittent access during this time.

WordPress core and PHP will be updated to the latest version.

For more information please submit a help request to Computer Services.

 

Close Your Browser

Please close your browser after logging out of Temple Sites to ensure your information is safe.

For security reasons, it is important to actually log off when you’re done so others can’t open the browser and get into your accounts.

To avoid putting your information at risk, follow these three steps when you’re finished:

  1. Sign out of sites.temple.edu.
  2. Close the browser.
    AND
  3. Log off the computer.

If you have any questions, please open a TUHelp request.

New Login Screen

On Thursday, April 20th from 6:00 to 7:00 PM, Temple University Sites will be switched to a new login screen. After the change is made, you will log in using the TUgateway screen. Please continue to use your AccessNet username and password to log in.

Screenshot of the TUgateway login page.

Screenshot of the TUgateway login page.

As usual, please open a TUHelp ticket if you have any questions or concerns regarding the new login system.

Old Users Cleanup

As mentioned in a previous post, an old users cleanup was executed last night. Users who no longer have an AccessNet account were deleted. If they authored any content (posts or pages), the content was reassigned to another admin on the site. If there were no other admins, the site was deactivated. We always avoid deleting any content if possible.

Here’s some stats from the cleanup process:

Total Users: 11032
Users Deleted: 2063
Sites Deactivated: 31

If there’s any questions or problems, open a ticket!

Old Sites Cleanup

According to the Sites policies, sites that have not been updated in two or more years will be removed. Recently, an old sites cleanup was executed. Sites that had been previously deactivated* were permanently deleted. Sites that had not been updated in two or more years were deactivated and will eventually be permanently deleted. All users of deactivated sites were given several email notifications prior to the cleanup.

Here are some numbers from the cleanup process:

Total Sites Before Cleanup: 2,423
Sites permanently deleted: 302
Sites deactivated: 804
Active Sites: 1317

Another cleanup to delete users who are no longer at the university will be run within a few weeks. Keep an eye out here for details!

* When a site owner deletes their own site, it becomes “deactivated” within WordPress.

If there’s any questions or problems, open a ticket!