New Themes: Sunspot and Pilcrow

Two new theme additions:     Pilcrow ( Sunspot (

New Theme: ChaosTheory

New Theme: ChaosTheory

Added a dark single-column theme with a minimal, techy feel. This theme supports custom background, header and menu. Also supports featured image and featured header. It’s built by Automattic!

New Theme: San Fran

New Theme: San Fran

San Fran is a blogging theme focused on typography and content. Several different color schemes to choose from. The typography and color are quite stand out – particularly the default orange color. Custom menu option are available. Intuitive and easy to use theme option.  

Upgrade to WordPress 3.3.2

On Tuesday April 23 between 4:00 – 5:00 PM, UBC Blogs will be upgraded to run on WordPress version 3.3.2. This is a security upgrade and no functional changes are expected with this release. No down time is expected.

UBC Blogs Update to 3.3

On December 22nd, 2011, UBC Blogs will be updated to run on the latest release of WordPress. No down time is expected. The new WordPress 3.3 update improves the experience for both users and developers. For current UBC Blogs users, the most noticeable difference will be a new top administration bar. This video provides an […]

New Plugin: Feed Key Generator

The “Feed Key Generator” plugin is now released for all UBC Blogs users. The plugin enables access to your private blogs’ feeds through a 40 character key which you can give out to anyone that you wish to enable access for. Furthermore, you can always reset the key if you feel the current key might […]

UBC Blogs now running WordPress version 3.0.5

Today we have performed a security patch for UBC Blogs. WordPress is now running the version 3.0.5 (changelog)

New Plugin: FD Feedburner

We’ve added a new plugin: FD Feedburner Plugin Redirects the main feed and optionally the comments feed seamlessly and transparently to If you are already using, it’s very easy to add an email subscription box to your blog.  Check out my blog post.

New Plugin: Feed Cache Duration

Plugin Description: Control the amount of time that the feed cache is stored for. (this time is important if you want to updates external feeds more reguraly)

Profile Page Update

Profile Page Update

This update changes the available options under the Profile page. The options are Public, Edit Profile, Change Avatar, Privacy Settings and UBC Info.