Creating Custom URLs

To improve the Search Engine Optimization (SEO) for your website, it is helpful to optimize your URL. From Google's "Guide to SEO (PDF)": If your URL contains relevant words, this provides users and … [Read more...]

WordPress 3.3.1

We have just updated to the latest version of WordPress, version 3.3.1 It includes a few new user interface changes and an improved file uploader. (This information and more can be found the WordPress … [Read more...]

New Theme: Coraline

We've installed a new theme from Automattic, called Coraline. This theme is very flexible with some useful features including multiple layouts, color schemes, custom header, background and menus. To … [Read more...]

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...]