Welcome!

Welcome to the Empire State College Commons blogging system! Here faculty, staff and students can create, manage, and experiment within the WordPress platform.

Any news relating to the Commons system will appear below this welcome post. This will include announcements about system updates, scheduled or unscheduled maintenance, and new training material announcements. All these posts will be searchable in the sidebar and categorized.

Before you begin working in the Commons, take a moment to read about the goal of the Commons on the About tab, linked to in the navigation bar above and the sidebar. Then, take a look around our Commons Learning Center, which provides FAQs and guides to help you work in the Commons successfully.

If you have questions about how to accomplish something in the Commons, check the Commons Learning Center. If it’s not there or you find something is broken, submit a ticket at www.esc.edu/service-desk.

Good luck!

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Ending Site Migration

Since the Commons transition in June 2014, we have been migrating sites by request from our development instance, which houses the previous version of the Commons. On January 31, 2015, these migrations will no longer be performed and the instance will be removed. If you have any questions or you still need a site migrated to the current Commons from the previous instance, please contact the Service Desk at www.esc.edu/service-desk.


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Theme and Plugin Updates

The following themes have been updated as of 7/22/14.

  • Eclipse
  • Ignite
  • P2
  • RedLine

The following plugins have been updated as of 7/22/14.

  • Akismet
  • Category Posts Widget
  • flickrRSS
  • Share Buttons by AddToAny
  • User Role Editor

If you use any of these themes or plugins and notice any change in functionality, submit a ticket to techinfo.esc.edu.


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Customizing Themes/Live Preview – RESOLVED

We are aware of an issue that is preventing users from Customizing their themes  and viewing a Live Preview of another theme with your site. We are working on fixing this issue and we apologize for any inconvenience.

We have fixed the issue regarding previewing themes and customizing themes. We appreciate your understanding during this time.

Guides in the Commons Learning Center related to this topic:

Customizing Your Theme

Choosing a Theme

 


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