Upgrades and Enhancements

The Educational Technology Center uses this page to keep you informed of upgrades, enhancements, and bugs in the WP system. We also have a listserv that all users are automatically subscribed to. You can request a feature here: http://www.its.txstate.edu/departments/etc/wp/wp-feature-request-form.html

WP 4.0

Highlights of WordPress’ latest release, 4.0, include:

  • New grid view in Media, along with a details preview feature, helping to streamline the process of managing your site’s media.
  • Automatic embedding that displays embedded content within the text editor so you can immediately see your content as your audience will see it. Feel free to browse the list of supported embeds here.
  • A content editor that expands to fit your content as you create it. The formatting menu stays with you no matter the length of the page or post you’re creating.

Here’s what WordPress would like you to know about WP 4.0:

New Themes

Bushwick

Theme Demo

Minimalist yet bold, the Bushwick theme sports a two-column view that displays your content alongside a header image that runs the length of the page. This theme especially shines when used by photobloggers.

Singl

Theme Demo

The Singl theme was designed for music artists to showcase their work in a simple, clean way, complete with options to link to all aspects of their social media presence. However, any user can make use of the theme’s sleek look, social media hooks, and large amount footer space for widgets.

Twenty Thirteen

Theme Demo

Twenty Thirteen features stunning color scheme and typography options, vibrant built-in headers, and a flexible layout that allows anyone to create a visually captivating site.

Twenty Fourteen

Theme Demo

If you’re in need of a site with polished, magazine-style aesthetic, the Twenty Fourteen theme offers dynamic featured content options, as well as three widget areas and a special contributor’s page template. Twenty Fourteen couples the look of a professional website with ease of use, making the theme ideal for any active blogger or organization.

New Plugins

WP-o-Matic

Automatically create posts using RSS feeds.

WP LaTeX

Write complex mathematical equations and formulae to display on your site.

TweetScroll

Display the latest tweets from your Twitter account.

August 7, 2013

Enabled the Twenty-Twelve theme.
Added importers for Blogger, MovableType and TypePad. Look under Tools>Import in your dashboard to find these options.

July 31, 2013

WP has been updated with the mtouch quiz and Google Analyticator plugins.

You can get rich analysis about the visitors to your website using a free Google Analytics account and the Google Analyticator plugin. First, set your website up in Google Analytics: http://www.google.com/analytics/

See this video for a tutorial on setting up the Google plugin in your website’s dashboard: Google Analyticator Setup