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Blog Service offline for upgrade on March 4 »

blog.willamette.edu will be offline for a much-needed wordpress upgrade.  The service will be off-line beginning at 4:30am and is expected to be available again by 6:30am.  Features of the upgrade include:

  • upgrading from wordpress 2.9.2  to 4.1.1
  • removing CAS login (no longer supported)
  • all admin actions will now be done over SSL
If you have any questions or concerns about this upgrade, or how it may impact you, please contact: sysadmin@willamette.edu

Personal blog service moved to Blogger »

Effective December 12, 2013, Willamette University is retiring it’s WordPress-based personal blog service at blog.willamette.edu, in favor of blogs at Blogger, which allow you to log in with your Willamette account, create one or more blogs, and transfer them to a non-Willamette account when you leave.

Existing personal blogs and institutional blogs at this site will continue to be maintained.  Those wishing to create a new blog should do so through one of the following methods.

* If you wish to create a personal blog, please visit Blogger and log in with your Willamette network account.

* If you are an instructor creating a blog for a class, please create a WITS service request

* For any other institutional blogs, plesae create a Web Development service request

MovableType blogs retired »

As of May 1, 2012 any remaining MovableType blogs have been retired.  Willamette switched blogging platforms from MovableType to WordPress in Mar 2010.  Old blogs had been maintained during that time, but finally reached their end of service today.

New blogs can continue to be created in WordPress.

blog.willamette.edu switches to WordPress »

A long overdue facelift to blog.willamette.edu is now complete. We’ve upgraded the server hardware and operating system, but our biggest change is that of adopting WordPress as our new blogging platform.

WordPress has grown to be the most popular open-source blogging platform. It has a large and healthy development community and will be much easier for us to maintain and keep up to date.

While we are not abandoning Movable Type at this time, all new development will be focused on WordPress. New users should use WordPress to create their personal blog.

Existing Movable Type users can continue to use their existing Movable Type blog, but should consider creating a new WordPress blog and migrating any existing blog content there.

Those wishing to create an institutional blog should contact the Web Development office for consultation.

Click on the ‘Log in’ button under ‘WordPress Links’ to the right, to log into WordPress, which will automatically create a new blog for you.

Blogs Offline Mar 25 for Upgrade »

WITS staff will be performing maintenance on blog.willamette.edu the afternoon of Mar 24, 2010 beginning at 2pm, for a hardware and software upgrade. The blog.willamette.edu web site may be offline for short periods during that afternoon as we migrate data to our new platform. Please plan accordingly.

Hardware Upgrade Complete »

The hardware upgrade on the university web server has been completed. You might notice an improvement in rebuild speed. Enjoy!

MovableType 3.2 »

After much delay, we’re proud to present MovableType 3.2. New features
– comment and trackback ‘junk’ folders work similar to those found in an
email client, with optional automatic expiration.
– New anti-spam plugins allow finer control of spam blocking.
– Better weblog settings layout.
– Consolidated plugin management. (Click the ‘Plugins’ link within
MovableType to manage your plugin configuration)
In addition, there are a few new plugins that you may find useful:
– EmailBlacklist (deny commenters by email address)
– EmailWhitelist (allow commenters by email address)
– Blogroll (add a blogroll or list of links to your blog)
…and more new features to come…
As always, if you have any questions, comments or concerns, email the blogmaster.

Blogs down for Upgrade »

Blog.willamette.edu will be offline for an update of the MovableType software, adding many new features. Blogs will still be viewable, but not editable while the upgrade is being done. The site should be back online tomorrow (03/30/06).