Announcement

Updates to blogs, sites and mapped sites

Posted on 6 June 2019 by Blogs Admin

This morning, we updated a number of plugins, themes and the core WordPress files on the following services: blogs.cardiff.ac.uk sites.cardiff.ac.uk mappedsites.cardiff.ac.uk You should hopefully not notice any changes, as all the updates were security-related and shouldn’t affect the display of the sites or the admin area. However, if you notice any issues, please do not
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A new YAMMER group

Posted on 26 April 2019 by Blogs Admin

We have set up a Yammer group for all WordPress users. If you have a question, particular one that you think might be frequently asked, please join this group and we will try to respond as soon as possible. If there is a specific support issue relating to your site, please use the service desk
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New WYSIWYG editor

Posted on 31 January 2019 by Blogs Admin

In the most recent update to WordPress, a new WYSIWYG editor was introduced, called Gutenberg. This is intended to allow a lot more flexibility for users to customise the look and feel of their content without needing to edit HTML. We encourage you to learn to use Gutenberg and let us know of any problems
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Blogs Service Upgraded

Posted on 17 October 2016 by Blogs Admin

The blogs service was moved to a new server today, and the majority of blogs have been migrated to use a new Cardiff Theme. The service should now be faster and more robust. Please check your blogs to make sure everything displays properly and if there are any problems, please contact Service Desk, FAO the
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WordPress 4.3.1 Update

Posted on 17 September 2015 by Blogs Admin

We have just updated WordPress to the latest version, 4.3.1, on sites.cardiff.ac.uk. If you are using Chrome, you may notice a bug after you login to wp-admin. The left navigation may look broken, with items in the wrong places and text that moves around. This is a bug in Chrome, rather than in WordPress, and
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We’re making changes!

Posted on 4 September 2015 by Blogs Admin

It’s been two years or so since we launched the centrally supported wordpress services (Blogs and Sites), and we think now is a good time to time to take stock and identify what’s been successful, what hasn’t, and what we can do to improve the service for you. We’re currently conducting a comprehensive review –
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New Anti-Spam Service

Posted on 9 June 2014 by Nicholas Crane

We’ve implemented a new anti-spam service on sites.cardiff.ac.uk & blogs.cardiff.ac.uk that now utilises Akismet. What is Akismet? Akismet is a hosted web service by Automattic.com, the people who make WordPress.com, that saves you time by automatically detecting comment and trackback spam. It’s hosted on Automattic’s servers, but we have access to it through plugins and
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