As of 12/26/2017, academic.evergreen.edu will no longer provide web services. Data owners will still be able to access their files and should make arrangements to migrate their content to a supported web hosting platform.
Please submit a help ticket if you have any questions or need assistance.
WordPress has been updated to version 4.4 for sites.evergreen.edu and blogs.evergreen.edu. All plugins and themes have with updates have also been freshened up. Learn more about what’s new with this latest version.
WordPress sites running on http://blogs.evergreen.edu and https://sites.evergreen.edu have been updated to security patch 4.1.2.
Explore your uploads in a beautiful, endless grid. A new details preview makes viewing and editing any amount of media in sequence a snap.
Paste in a YouTube URL on a new line, and watch it magically become an embedded video. Now try it with a tweet. Oh yeah — embedding has become a visual experience. The editor shows a true preview of your embedded content, saving you time and giving you confidence.
They’ve expanded the services supported by default, too — you can embed videos from CollegeHumor, playlists from YouTube, and talks from TED. Check out all of the embeds that WordPress supports.
Twenty Fifteen, is a blog-focused theme designed for clarity. The straightforward typography is readable on any screen size. Your content always takes center stage, whether viewed on a phone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer.
With a 100MB upload quota, running out of space has been a problem for many site owners using images on blogs.evergreen.edu. For most, the issue lies with uploading high resolution, unprocessed images straight from a digital camera to the image library. These images then get scaled down by WordPress for the web but the original still hangs out in the media library taking up valuable space. We often see image files uploaded to WordPress in excess of 7MB in file size and over 5000 pixels wide. When people view your images on your blog however, WordPress is delivering a scaled down version, typically at 500 pixels wide max.
For Fall of 2014 we’ve implemented a fix that will hopefully solve this issue. We’ve activated a network-wide plugin that automatically resizes images on upload to a max of 1200 pixels wide and discards the original high resolution version (site owners are responsible for keeping copies of original images somewhere safe). With 100MB of file space you should now have room for over 600 images . The settings to control the image resize on upload are found in Settings > Resize Image Upload.
Evergreen’s WordPress server blogs.evergreen.edu has been updated to the current version 3.6.1 of WordPress. Check out the WordPress Changelog to view some of the changes and new features.
In addition to the new version, we’ve migrated our deployment from SVN to Git to be consistent with the rest of the academic applications managed by Academic Computing.
Campus wikis are in the process of being updated to the latest version of Mediawiki 1.20. In addition to the updated version, we are now using a more mobile friendly theme.
To see what the new wikis look like, check out the updated version of Evergreen’s Help Wiki. In addition to the theme changes, perhaps the most noticeable update is the improved wiki editor feature that allows you to create pages without having to remember wiki syntax.