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22
Oct
2020

Updates galore!

We just completed a bunch of wordpress and system updates (thanks for your patience in maintenance mode). Read the WordPress news post about our latest version:

WordPress 5.5 “Eckstine”

Also check out big changes to the editor in version 5.0:

You can also dig into the details of recent changes:

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14
Jan
2014

Super cache!

No, it has nothing to do with tights and a cape, it’s actually a special plugin built to speed up blogs. The idea is for blogs to serve up a copy of popular web pages that get multiple hits in a short time. This saves the server work and helps the page load quicker. We hope you see a difference!

Users that are logged in do not get served cached pages, and new posts or blog changes should update the cached page version immediately. If you are browsing blogs without logging in and seem to be missing content updates, login to view the latest content or check back in a few minutes.

Thoughts or feedback? Leave a comment!

 

Image credit paulh18 on deviantart

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15
Aug
2013

Humanities @ Longwood

Celebrate the humanities at Longwood University! Check this blog site for further information.

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20
Mar
2013

Login timeouts

Heads up! Whenever you leave your blog logged in for eight hours with no activity you will now need to re-login to continue blogging. We don’t want random folks (or perhaps your pets) to accidently post on your blog.

– Longwood Blogs Support Team
Photo credit: spcbrass on Flickr

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29
Nov
2011

How To: Create a Site

Watch the video tutorial below to learn how to create a blog/ site/e-Portfolio on Longwood Blogs. If you’re having trouble playing the video, you can also see the FAQ How do I get a site on Longwood Blogs?.


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24
Sep
2020

We’re back!

Sorry folks, we had some intermittent downtime and slowness starting Tuesday afternoon (9/22) around 4pm. It was caused by some misbehaving plugins which we have now cleared up. Blogs was back to normal performance around 9am on Thursday 9/24. Our apologies for the interruption!!

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16
Mar
2016

Emergency downtime

Hey folks, we’re back! Sorry for the downtime on Wed evening and Thursday (3/16). The hamsters that power our server got tired and needed a nap…they are back on their wheels now and things are looking good!

One note: if you use either of the Feed Comments or FeedWordPress plugins those will be available Thursday morning (3/17). We had to disable those during our troubleshooting. We are working on re-enabling those plugins for those that were using them. Feel free to enable them yourself if you beat us to it (your plugin settings should come back on activation)!

Thanks for your patience!

 

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24
Nov
2015

Upgrade

We will be updating Longwood blogs from 8:30am-12:30pm on Wednesday November 25th 2015. During the update window all content will be in “Read only” mode. Sites/blogs cannot be edited or changed. If you need to edit your blog please do so prior to, or after the update window.

 

Thank you.

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6
May
2014

Upgrade time!

On Thursday, May 8 from 8am – 12 noon LU Blogs is getting a makeover (translated: upgrade)! During this time, you will be able to access and view content in the system; however, you will not be able to add or make changes to existing content.  After the upgrade we will have lots of new and shiny features for you, hope you enjoy!

 

graphic credit: oymoye

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