Category Archives: Theme 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.

Gallery Theme Update

Computer Services will be updating the Gallery theme on Sites.temple.edu on Wednesday, May 17 from 6:00 to 6:30 pm.

When the change is made, the Gallery theme will revert to the default settings. Your content will carry over, but any changes you made to the theme’s appearance will not carry over to the new version. Once the theme is updated on Sites.temple.edu, you will need to manually redo any changes to the theme’s appearance that you want to keep.

Users who have sites using the Gallery theme have been notified and given additional instructions via email. For more information on the Gallery theme, see the UpThemes Gallery Knowledge Base.

Thank you for your cooperation and working with us on the upgrade. If you have any questions, please contact the Help Desk through the TUhelp website or call 215-204-8000.

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.

Introducing the My Sites Page

Today, I am proud to introduce the My Sites page. There is now one place to view all of the websites that you have access to, and quickly get where you need to go to manage your sites.

We have also upgraded WordPress and all plugins and themes to their latest versions, and added support for the BadgeOS and Fourteen Colors plugins.

As always, please submit a help request to Computer Services if you have questions or issues.

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

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.

Themes

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.

Scheduled Maintenance for February 28, 2014

This site will be unavailable on Friday February 28th, 2014 from 6pm to 8pm for server maintenance. For questions and help please submit a request to TUhelp.

This update will include an upgrade to the latest version of WordPress, updates to all of our plugins, new themes, and a completely redesigned website. Please check back for more details soon.