WordPress 5 and the Block Based Editor

We upgraded Faculty Websites to WordPress 5. The biggest change is the new block based editor. What is the Block Based (Gutenberg) Editor? The new block based editor can replace the classic WordPress editor, so it will be a very significant change in the way you edit the content area of posts and pages. With… Continue Reading WordPress 5 and the Block Based Editor

WordPress 5 Upgrade Coming

Faculty Websites will be updated to WordPress 5 on April 16, 2019. WordPress 5 includes a new block based editor that you can turn on when you are ready. Continue Reading WordPress 5 Upgrade Coming

EZ Columns Retirement

To complete our upgrade to WordPress 5, we need to retire the EZ Columns plugin. We have an optional plugin called Beaver Builder which is a powerful page builder plugin that makes creating columns easy. We plan to retire the plugin on April 12th. We’re here to help in the transition. Continue Reading EZ Columns Retirement

WordPress 5 and Gutenberg

The next major release of WordPress is version 5.0. This update will bring big changes to the way you edit content with the new¬†Gutenberg editor. The Gutenberg editor is a new tool using blocks to create engaging content. With blocks you will be ale to insert, rearrange and style multimedia content without needing a lot… Continue Reading WordPress 5 and Gutenberg

Faculty Websites now using HTTPS

As of September 12, 2018, Faculty Websites is now enforcing HTTPS on all of our websites. You may notice https in front of your URL (web address) and a lock icon. Continue Reading Faculty Websites now using HTTPS

SSL Update on September 12, 2018

We will be adding SSL to Faculty Websites on September 12, 2018. SSL is a standard security protocol for establishing encrypted links between a web server and a browser. The usage of SSL ensures all data transmitted remains encrypted. The internal upgrades will improve security for your visitors to the UCI Faculty Sites website platform. An additional benefit is increased Google rankings for https sites as Google encourages a “more secure web”. Continue Reading SSL Update on September 12, 2018

Faculty Websites Upgrade

We upgraded the server that hosts Faculty Websites on Saturday, June 30th. This included updates to Apache and PHP which will make it more compatible with future WordPress updates. Continue Reading Faculty Websites Upgrade

Faculty Websites Downtime – Saturday June, 30, 2018 from 8am – noon

Faculty Websites will be down for a system upgrade on Saturday, June 30, 2018 from 8:00 am – Noon. During this time faculty.sites.uci.edu and all sub-sites will be unavailable. Continue Reading Faculty Websites Downtime – Saturday June, 30, 2018 from 8am – noon

Optional Plugins

Did you know that we have a few additional plugins available to extend the functionality of Faculty Websites? We offer these as Optional Plugins. Continue Reading Optional Plugins

Try our new Help Center

We have made some changes to our Help Center to make it easier to find articles to help you get started with your Faculty Website. Continue Reading Try our new Help Center