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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.

Themes

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.

Themes

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 http://www.jetpack.me 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

Updates: Fusion theme, Importers, and more

New features added to the server:

Themes

Computer Services updated all the existing themes and added a new theme called Fusion.

If you wish to change your theme, go the Appearance tab in the dashboard of your site and click Themes. There you can view the available themes and preview them for your site.

Important Note: If you click Activate to select a different theme, all settings (including colors, headers, widgets, and menus) will be lost, even if you switch back to your original theme.


Plugins

Computer Services updated existing plugins and added the following new plugins:

  • Blog in Blog – enables categorized blog posts to appear as separate pages. This can make it easier for readers to view your thoughts on specific topics. For more information, go to http://WordPress.org/extend/plugins/blog-in-blog.
  • EG-Attachments – enables you to easily manage attachments for your page or post using a shortcode or a button on the editor. For more information, go tohttp://www.emmanuelgeorjon.com/eg-attachments-1233.
  • Google Analyticator – adds the necessary code to use Google’s Analytics for your site. After enabling this plugin, visit the settings page and enter your Google Analytics UID and enable logging. For more information, go tohttp://ronaldheft.com/code/analyticator.
  • Promotion Slider – create a slideshow (or slider) on your site. When you install this plugin you will see a ‘Promotions’ tab. You can use this tab to create special posts that are used to populate the slideshow.  You can then use the shortcode [promoslider] to display the slider on your site. For more information, go to http://www.orderofbusiness.net/WordPress-plugins/promotion-slider.

Importers

Computer Services added the following new ways to import content into your site from other services: 

  • Blogger
  • Movable Type Backups
  • Movable Type and TypePad
  • RSS file