WordPress upgraded to 3.9.2

What’s New at blogs.evergreen.edu


  • The “update” message has been restored to the dashboard
  • Posts
  • Add “Return to post editor” link from Revisions screen
  • A “View Post” link will now show for any post an author can read
  • Distraction Free Writing mode is now responsive to any size device


  • Edit images from the Add Media modal
  • Improvements to the “Attach Media” pop-up interface
  • Better support for auto-playing videos
  • Drag and Drop files into the editor
  • Full-screen Drag and Drop zone in Distraction Free Writing
  • oEmbed support added for imgur and meetup.com
  • Comments
  • Small improvements to comment administration screens, link colors, language tweaks


  • Widget Customizer management
  • Upload header images with cropping in the Customizer
  • Improved theme install workflow


  • Admin auto-complete improvements
  • Make sure the “Send this password to the new user by email” toggle option value is remembered


  • Improved focus styles for form elements throughout the admin
  • Keyboard accessibility added for theme install screen and theme action buttons
Posted in System Updates

New version of WordPress for 2014

Blogs.evergreen.edu is now running the latest version of WordPress 3.8. See what’s new in this release!

Posted in System Updates

You asked, we installed: new plugins at blogs.evergreen.edu


Since the start of Fall quarter we’ve added the following new WordPress plugins to make blogs.evergreen.edu work the way you want it to.


  • Avatars – upload you own custom avatar to your profile or blog avatar for your site. Choose a local avatar or use the default Gravatar for your profile picture.
  • Download Monitor – provides an interface for uploading and managing downloadable files (including support for multiple versions), inserting download links into posts, and logging downloads. Particularly useful for protected downloads.
  • Export 2 Excel – convert your WordPress data into native MS Excel formats
  • Features by Woothemes -  features showcase management system
  • Geo-Mashup has been updated to use new Google v3
  • Google Calendar Events - display your Google Calendar as a grid or list on a page, post or widget
  • Link manager – restore external links management for blogrolls (previously available in older versions of WordPress)
  • Menu Exporter – export just the menu from one site to another
  • Simply Instagram – display your latest Instragram photos on your site
  • Site Categories -  all new sites created must now choose a site category. We’ll be using these categories to create a browse-able index of all sites at blogs.evergreen.edu.
  • Slim Jetpack – Some of the features in this plugin package include:
    • Carousel full screen image galleries
    • Contact form
    • Tiled Galleries
    • Custom CSS
    • LaTex for mathematical equations
  • The Events Calendar – events calendar management like none other
  • WD Twitter Feed – Integrate a Twitter Feed Widget to your site’s sidebar
Posted in System Updates