News & Updates

UBC Blogs Maintenance

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UBC Blogs will be undergoing planned maintenance at 1am Friday 12th September 2014 and 6AM Friday September 12th 2014. Each instance should last for approximately 30 minutes. Thank you for your patience during these times.

UBC WordPress platforms updated to 3.9.2

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Yesterday evening, UBC CMS, UBC Blogs and CTLT Events were all updated to version 3.9.2 of WordPress. This release was made by the WordPress security team yesterday and included several security hardening fixes. Further details about the release on https://wordpress.org/news/2014/08/wordpress-3-9-2/

WordPress 3.9.1 Maintenance Release

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UBC Blogs has been updated to 3.9.1 From WordPress.org : This maintenance release fixes 34 bugs in 3.9, including numerous fixes for multisite networks, customizing widgets while previewing themes, and the updated visual editor. We’ve also made some improvements to the new audio/video playlists feature and made some adjustments to improve performance. For a full […]

XML-RPC Disabled

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We have disabled XML-RPC across the network. This is is to prevent the UBC Blogs service from becoming a launch pad for DDOS attacks Any WordPress site with Pingback enabled (which is on by default) can be used in DDOS attacks against other sites. Note that XMLRPC is used for pingbacks, trackbacks, remote access via […]

Bushwick and Fastr themes added.

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Couple new themes added both responsive both clean and modern, so give one of these a go and get rid of your old non responsive theme already! Bushwick inspired by Medium. Bushwick is a lightweight, responsive blogging theme, designed to show beautiful content alongside beautiful imager. *Add a featured image to your post to show […]

Book Lite and McKinley themes added.

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Couple new themes added. Both themes are responsive so ditch the old school theme and give your mobile visitors a proper experience. Book Lite One column classic book style blog theme. Fully responsive, large fonts and very easy to read. Clean and Minimalist design with focus entirely on content — Content First. McKinley McKinley is […]

New themes added.

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We’ve added a couple new responsive themes to the mix check them out. Suits For blogs and websites. Sleek design and solid code. Suits make you look good. Features: black, custom-background, custom-header, custom-menu, dark, featured-images, full-width-template, gray, microformats, one-column, right sidebar, threaded-comments, two columns, white Flounder Flounder is a flat, minimally styled theme for bloggers […]

UBC Blogs Upgraded to 3.8 “Parker”; Some legacy themes and plugins removed

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UBC Blogs has been upgraded to WordPress 3.8 “Parker”.  Please see video overview on changed and new functionality. Enjoy! We have also removed a number of outdated themes and plugins due to performance and security issues. If your blog is affected, please contact us (blog.support@ubc.ca) or come to one of our support clinics: http://www.events.ctlt.ubc.ca/events/keyword/wordpress/.

UBC Blogs October 2013 Facelift

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We have updated UBC Blogs to WordPress 3.6.1 and during the upgrade we also decided to update the look and feel (which had not been refreshed since 2011). From the functional perspective, everything remains the same, except that we are making access to groups and forums slightly less obvious as part of the long term […]