All posts by tthorp@brown.edu

Web guy

Audit of theme and plugin compatibility

As you may know, blogs.brown.edu is built on WordPress, an open source blogging platform. The core is fastidiously maintained by a company named Automattic.

In addition to the WordPress core, the system is augmented with a number of plugins and themes. Over time, the principle developers involved in plugin and theme development can decide to discontinue support. When that happens, we are notified sometimes. Other times, when we look for support, we see this type of message:

When this happens, new features are no longer added to the plugins and themes, but additionally, bugs are not fixed.  As a result, a number of themes and plugins are no longer compatible with our platform:

Plugins:

  1. Subscribe to Comments
  2. Social
  3. Wickett Twitter Widget

Themes:

  1. Titan
  2. Inove
  3. DePo Masthead

 

Calling All Brown Bloggers: Tell your story!

I’d love to have more diverse content on this blog. Currently, it’s a blog about blog updates – boring ūüôĀ

I know from¬†administering this blog network that there is¬†a lot of interesting content¬†here but I don’t want to publish them without the¬†input and consent of the authors.

We¬†would love to hear your story. We want to hear about your blog. We’d love to enrich this homepage. We hope that you will drive more traffic to your blog.

If you are interested in contributing, message me directly or leave a note in the comments.

Cheers,

Tim

Alert: Planned Maintenance

Please be advised that Brown’s¬†blog service at this domain will be taken down for a major software upgrade on Wednesday, March 15¬†from 6AM – 8AM. No work is required from end-users, authors, editors or subscribers. ¬†The upgrade will be validated by CIS in the same timeframe and the results will be published on the site in a comment to this post.

Holiday Break

Wishing you all a peaceful and restful holiday break. I hope you find a memorable experience, learn something new about yourself and your environment.

For me, I intend to unplug and find a quiet part of a cold, snowy forest.