Twenty Eleven Theme

One of the new features of WordPress 3.2 is the new theme, Twenty Eleven. It is now the default theme for new sites and comes with some interesting features. Among the new features: New Post … [Read more...]

What happened to Blogs@UCI?

The use of WordPress has evolved over the two years since we introduced Blogs@UCI. People are using it for more than just blogging. To reflect the expanded use, we have decided to re-brand the service … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

Blogs@UCI Website Unexpected Downtime

Our Blogs@UCI service experienced an unexpected downtime today, Monday, August 8, 2011. The system experienced a memory problem this morning. We made some changes to the server and hardware … [Read more...]

WordPress 3.1 Now Available

We have updated our Blogs@UCI service to the latest version of WordPress. We are now running 3.1, codenamed "Reinhardt" in honor of the jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt. You may notice some changes … [Read more...]

WordPress as a Content Management System

By default, WordPress is set up to be used for blogging. The home page lists your posts in reverse chronological order. However, WordPress can also be used as an effective Content Management System … [Read more...]

Working With Teasers

WordPress supports creating an excerpt or "teaser" for your Post. If your content is long and you would like to display only the first part on your blog's homepage, you can use the "more" tag. … [Read more...]

New version of WordPress

We have updated WordPress to version 3.02. This is a small update that includes some small bug fixes and a security patch. If you notice any issues, please let the OIT Help Desk … [Read more...]

Updating Your Blog for Daylight Savings Time

With the end of Daylight Savings Time on November 7, 2010, you may notice that your blog posts are off by an hour. If so, you can change the Timezone manually in your Blog Admin area. Unfortunately, … [Read more...]

New Help Docs

WordPress 3 has some new features, including the use of custom menus. We have a new Help Doc page that shows you how this feature works. Creating Custom Menus We also have a new Hints & … [Read more...]