Category Archives: Plugin Upgrade

Temple Sites October 17th Upgrade

EDIT: Maintenance is complete.

Sites.temple.edu will undergo scheduled maintenance on Tuesday, October 17th, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Plugins and themes will be updated. There may be intermittent access during this time.

After the maintenance, Computer Services recommends that site administrators check their site to ensure the plugins and other features are still functioning properly.

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

July 11th WordPress Upgrade

EDIT: The maintenance is complete.

Sites.temple.edu will undergo scheduled maintenance on Tuesday, July 11th, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 6:30 PM. WordPress core, several plugins, and several themes will be upgraded. No action is needed by site administrators. There may be intermittent access during this time.

WordPress Core will be updated to version 4.8. Read more about WordPress version 4.8.

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

May 24 Upgrade

EDIT: Maintenance has been completed!

Sites.temple.edu will undergo scheduled maintenance on Wednesday, May 24th, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 6:30 PM. WordPress core, several plugins, and several themes will be upgraded. All upgrades are minor. No action is needed by site administrators. There may be intermittent access during this time.

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

January WordPress Upgrade

EDIT: Maintenance complete!

Sites.temple.edu will undergo scheduled maintenance on Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 from 6 PM to 7 PM. WordPress core, plugins, and themes will be upgraded. There may be intermittent access during this time.

WordPress core will be upgraded to 4.7. This version of WordPress has video header support, PDF preview, editor improvements, and other updates under the hood. Read more about WordPress 4.7.

All plugins and themes will be updated to their latest stable version. Additionally, the Juicer plugin has been installed.

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

Moving to New Servers

Edit: The server move was successful! Please open a ticket if any problems are noticed. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

On Wednesday, November 9th from 6 to 10 PM, the Sites.temple.edu infrastructure will be moved to new servers. The URL will not change and all sites will be moved to the new servers. No action is needed by site administrators or users.

Starting at 6 PM, all logins will be disabled while the data is moved to the new servers. Downtime will be minimal. Please note that any Gravity Forms on your site will be temporarily disabled to prevent any submissions from being lost.

The new servers are more powerful, have an updated operating system, and have the latest version of PHP installed. The site will also automatically use secure HTTPS connections.

In addition to the new server infrastructure, all plugins and themes will be updated to the latest stable versions. The login code will also be updated and, as a result, departmental accounts will no longer be able to login. Please use individual AccessNet accounts instead. Multiple users can be added to a site if required.

As always, if there are any questions or problems, please open a support ticket.

WordPress 4.0 and the Visualizer Plugin

Temple University Sites has been updated to WordPress 4.0. This release features easier embeds, a new visual media browser, and many subtle improvements that should make posting to your website even easier.

Visualizer Plugin

We have also installed the Visualizer plugin, which allows you to quickly generate charts and embed them within your sites. You can activate this, and a number of other plugins for your website by visiting the Plugins page within your site’s admin area.

A screenshot of the Visualizer plugin

The Visualizer plugin offers an easy way to embed interactive charts into your website