This summer, the University’s WordPress blogging platform will undergo an upgrade. To minimise disruption during the work, the ICT department aims to identify those blogs and sites that are currently active so that they can be checked following an upgrade to a test environment. To do this, staff members who are site administrators will be contacted by email in the week commencing 30th April. If you are a course tutor or programme leader who uses the blog platform for student assessment and you do not receive an email by Friday 4th May, please email firstname.lastname@example.org explaining how you use the platform and including a link to at least one example site or blog. Please note that students who are site administrators will be contacted at a later date.
Please rest assured that at this stage there are no plans to remove or delete any sites or blogs and everything will be done to ensure that the upgrade has minimal impact on staff and students.
More details are available at http://blogs.lincoln.ac.uk/2018/04/30/upgrades-to-the-wordpress-service-being-planned/
If you would like to to get more involved with the University WordPress community or have any questions about the plans to update the platform, please get in touch with Ben Samuels, ICT Project Manager, or Tom Wright, Director of Digital Student Life, directly or via email@example.com.
Reposted from the Staff News Blog