Google Calendar Events plugin updated

The Google Calendar Events plugin has been updated. If you were using this plugin on your site you will need to need to update the shortcode used in your posts/pages. See the developer’s site for more info.

Posted in System Updates

WordPress images automatically resize on upload

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.

Posted in Curricular Technology, System Updates

New Themes Added

padhangPadhang

A minimalist-content-focused theme. Padhang comes with responsive layout, 2 widget areas under the main content, social menu, big background image, custom logo and custom menu. Padhang is a Javanesse word for bright. It featured bright white color with dark background. Easily customized from the theme customizer. Stand out your content.

 

 

 

 

ravelRavel
Ravel is a responsive blog, portfolio, and professional profile theme built with the latest standards in Web design. It makes use of <abbr title=”Hypertext Markup Language”>HTML5</abbr>, utilizes Schema.org microdata, and has a beautiful responsive design that looks and performs well on any device. It also integrates with the Custom Content Portfolio plugin to allow you to show off your design, photography, and other artwork.

 

 

 

 

isolaIsola
isolaIsola is a fresh, clean slate for your best works, perfect for showcasing your writing, photographs, or videos in a bold way. Its primary menu and widget area are tucked behind a handy button, giving your content plenty of room to breathe, and Isola looks beautiful regardless of the device or screen size.

 

 

 

 

editor

Editor
Editor puts bold and beautiful publishing right at your fingertips with comfortable, legible typography and large featured images. Using Featured Posts, you can display your favorite articles or editorials in the sidebar for even more exposure. Please open the readme.txt file to learn how to use Editor.

 

 

 

 

 

hueman

Hueman
Hueman is a responsive 100% high resolution theme for blogs and magazines. Unique toggle sidebars give a great browsing and reading experience on both tablet and mobile. The feature list is long: Unlimited topbar, header, footer and accent colors, unlimited widget areas, 0-2 sidebars to the left or right that can be uniquely specified for each page or post, 300px / 220px fixed width sidebars, 0-4 footer widget columns, almost zero layout images, related posts and post nav, featured story or slider, 10 post formats, good SEO, 3 flexible custom widgets, localisation support, social links, logo upload and many more useful admin panel features.

 

 

ignite

Ignite
Ignite is a responsive blog theme. It includes logo tools, social media icons, a left- or right-sidebar layout, five fonts, custom background colors, and many additional display options. There is also a premium upgrade for Ignite called Ignite Plus.

 

 

 

 

 

 

baskerville

Baskerville
Baskerville is a beautiful, responsive and retina-ready masonry theme for hoarders. It’s the perfect way to showcase your posts, videos, images and galleries, and share your favorite quotes and links. Features responsive design, retina-ready assets, full-width header image, support for all post formats, custom logo upload, custom widgets

 

 

 

 

wilsonWilson
Wilson is a clean, simple and responsive theme for personal sites and blogs. Features responsive design, retina-ready assets, custom accent color support, custom logo support, custom widgets (video, Flickr and Dribbble), page templates, editor styles and translation-ready code.

 

 

 

 

 

tracksTracks
A bold & beautiful blog theme. Great for personal blogs, magazines, and photography websites.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Out with the old and in with the new.

As part of our summer maintenance on blogs.evergreen.edu we’ve removed 20 themes that were not widely being used or were displaying errors. If you were using one of these your site has been set back to the default theme.

 

Posted in Themes