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Official Launch Update

In preparation for a hopeful official launch of Longwood Blogs next week, we’ve applied some updates to further refine the blog system.

Unless this is your first time visiting the blogs, you’ll notice a brand new “home blog” look built by Greenwood Library in cooperation with Web Communications and based on the theme for the Friends of the Library blog.  The home blog has the following major new features:

  • Login fields have been moved to the top of the page to make them more prominent; links to manage and create your blogs also appear here once logged in.
  • Featured Longwood Blogs news posts are automatically cycled at the top of the sidebar.
  • Recent images from all the blogs appear lower in the sidebar.

In addition to the home blog changes and other minor fixes, we’ve also made some changes to the backend of your blogs such as:

  • Your dashboards now display feeds of the latest site-wide blog posts and blog system news.
  • You can now see how popular a theme is when choosing one for your blog (Appearance  > Themes).
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Blogs page is now scalable

We’ve added sort and navigation options to the list of blogs to make it scalable to hundreds of blogs.  So, go forth and create blogs!

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Blogs Project Progress

  1. Blog platform is now accessible over the Internet.
  2. Longwood users still cannot log in and create new blogs themselves, however the functionality exists and is working.
  3. 26  blog themes are ready for use with 14 more on the way soon.
  4. WordPress has been updated to version 3.0.1.
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