Introducing a completely updated Temple University Sites

With over a dozen new themes to choose from, and a completely redesigned website we are hoping to make creating WordPress websites at Temple as easy as possible. You can now quickly sign up for a new site with one click in our simplified signup form.


WordPress will be upgraded to version 3.8.1. This update features a a great new modern design, improved typography and improved customization.

Overview of new WordPress design for version 3.8

New menu, theme, and widget pages make customizing your site easier than ever.

The new, robust post editor features an elegant new way to browse through revisions and view the changes to your articles line-by-line.


Visit our new themes page to browse and preview over 20 available themes now available for use. Click on any theme to view a live preview of the theme or to create a site with that theme.

Templates Re-imagined

Our new quick-start templates allow you to begin making your site with sensible defaults that match your needs. Once you create a site with one of these templates they will have some plugins and sample content pre-loaded to guide you through the site creation process. And these templates still offer complete customization; feel free to try them with a different theme, or new plugins.

Plugin Updates

All WordPress plugins have been updated to their latest versions.

Updates: WordPress 3.5.1, Gallery theme, and more

The following changes will implemented on March 15th, 2013. If you notice any issues after this update please submit a help request to TUHelp.

WordPress Core

WordPress will be updated from version 3.4.2 to version 3.5.1. You can get a quick overview of the new features in WordPress 3.5.


We will add the Gallery, and Hum to our growing list of supported themes.

Gallery theme screenshot

Plugin Updates

All plugins will be updated to their latest versions. Additionally, site administrators will have the option of disabling the WPTouch plugin by going to Plugins and then clicking Deactivate. This plugin is currently active on all sites without the option of disabling it.

Updates: WordPress 3.4, Twenty Twelve theme, and more

The following changes will implemented on November 26th, 2012.

WordPress Core

WordPress will be updated from version 3.2.1 to version 3.4.2. There are a lot of changes between these releases. You can get a quick overview of the new features in WordPress 3.3 and WordPress 3.4.


The new default theme for WordPress, Twenty Twelve, will be installed. We also have updates ready for Twenty Ten, Twenty Eleven, and Viscous.

Plugin Updates

In addition to updating all plugins to their latest versions, we will install some new plugins:

  • Ensemble Video: Allows for easy ensemble video embeds.
  • QuickLogin: Press esc key to login to WordPress from anywhere on your site.
  • Jetpack: Adds many new features. Visit for details.
  • The Events Calendar: An advanced calendar plugin.
  • WP Super FAQ: Easily create a dynamic FAQ section on your site.

Plugins Removed

In an effort to keep this service as simple as possible we will be retiring the following plugins:

  • Blog in Blog
  • Google Analyticator (users will be automatically migrated to another Google Analytics plugin)
  • My Category Order
  • Blubrry PowerPress