Scheduled Downtime & Updates

Scheduled Downtime

Blogs@UCI will be down on Wednesday, August 17, 2011 from 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. We are moving the service to a new hosting environment that should help resolve the problems we experienced last week. We appreciate your patience and continued use of the service.

Blogs@UCI to Sites@UCI

Another big change you will notice is that we are re-branding Blogs@UCI to Sites@UCI. Since we launched the service in August 2009, both the software and use has evolved. Many people are using WordPress to host small websites instead of just using it as a blogging service. To reflect that use we are changing the domain name or web address to “sites.uci.edu”.

If you are curious about how to use WordPress for Websites, we have a Help Document at:
https://sites.uci.edu/docs/extending-your-blog/websites/

What does this mean to you?

You don’t have to do a thing. Your “https://sites.uci.edu/sitename/” address will still work. However, you can also get to your blog or site using “https://sites.uci.edu/sitename/”. We will keep this redirect for one year. You should start using the “sites.uci.edu” address when publicizing your site.

New Version of WordPress

Another change you will notice when logging in to edit your site is that the administrative interface has been redesigned. The functionality has only minor changes. We will be updating our Help Documents to reflect the changes.

If you have any questions, please send an email to wcg@uci.edu.