A bit of bad news, but a lot of good news when it comes to Twitter.
As you know, widgets are only as good as the developer that updates it and one of our widgets “Latest Twitter Sidebar Widget” is no longer functioning and the developer will not be updating the plug-in due to Twitter’s new API. I will be removing it from the list of available plug-ins.
Onto the good news!! We were using that widget because at the time when I installed it, WordPress did not offer a way to show your feed from the dashboard. Jetpack, in one of its later releases, did just that and you will find in the Jetpack menu the following option for Extra Sidebar Widgets
With this widget you can add:
The RSS Links Widget lets you easily add post and comment RSS feeds to a sidebar on your theme.
The Twitter Widget shows your latest tweets within a sidebar on your theme.
The Facebook Like Box Widget shows your Facebook Like Box within a sidebar on your theme.
The Image Widget lets you easily add images to a sidebar on your theme.
Each of these widgets has a number of customization options. To use the widgets, go to Appearance → Widgets. Drag them into one of your sidebars and configure away.
As always, feel free to contact me if you need any help.
As many of you have experienced, we have had a number of issues with the wordpress blogs over the past two days. There is a corruption and we will restoring the blogs back to working order later this afternoon. The last clean backup before the corruption began was on July 5th.
This means that when we restore wordpress later today any posts that you have made from July 5th and on will not appear on your blog.
What to do: Please copy and paste the text from your blog posts (July 5th to today) to another source like Word, or notepad. You will be able to repost those entries and postdate them to what ever date you want. I will follow-up to this email with instructions on how to do that.
I am very sorry for the inconvenience. Please contact me if you have any questions. I will do my best to get back to you as quickly as possible. Please pass this information to anyone else in your departments that might be affected by this information.
You may have noticed little blips here and there when trying to access your blog recently. Our amazing Windows team (thank you especially to Stephen Cattaneo) graciously moved WordPress to a new server. Hopefully this will minimize the blips and bumps.
As always… if you do run into problems, please contact me and let me know what’s going on. I really depend on your feedback.
Now that I am back from my leave, I would like to get my hands back into WordPress and start with upgrading to version 3.5.1. You will not need to do anything but please let me know if you see anything unusual or if you find a widget or plug-in is misbehaving. I will be upgrading later today.
The new version does have new features options for uploading multiple images to create easy photo galleries in your post – finally!
There will be lots of new posts coming on the FIT Bloggers’ Blog so please check in for more information or please let me know if there is a topic or feature you would like to see more information on. Sign up for the email updates on the home page so that you will be automatically informed of new posts.
Hi there, Rachel Ellner brought to my attention that the site stats were giving an error message. The Jetpack plug-in that enables the stats had a bug, and hopefully the upgrade that I just implemented will solve any problems. Please let me know if you are still getting an error code.
Thanks Rachel for letting me know!!!
Trust me, it sounds a lot worse than it is. Until now, WordPress at FIT was not connected to use your FIT username and password to log in. Now that the number of blogs being created is picking up and the number of users growing (yey!) we were able to fix this problem.
So, what does this mean to you as an FIT blogger? The TDT (Technology Development Team) will be contacting all of the blog administrators to walk through the process of migrating all of your past posts and information over to your new FIT accounts.
All that this requires is for each user to log into your WordPress blog with your FIT username and password. This process will create your new account, however, the page will look blank and none of your past information will show up. That’s ok. Once we see that you have logged in, we will migrate all of that data for you and will contact you as soon as it is done.
If you have any questions what so ever, please contact Meredith Perkins
More information to come soon, please keep checking back for the lastest and greatest.
WordPress Account Migration
We will be upgrading WordPress at FIT today, Friday, August 31st to the newest version 3.4.1. If you see anything out of the ordinary with your blogs, please contact Tech Help and describe the nature of the issue. We will try to get it fixed as soon as possible.