Spring cleaning

Hot off the heels of our Fall 2018 site renewal campaign and as we approach 1000 created sites, the PWP team is gearing up some spring cleaning tasks.

Custom domains and HTTPS encrypted access

In the four years since PWP’s creation, the underlying service has added a new custom domain configuration that supports encrypted access (HTTPS) and better subdomain handling (no more Customizer bugs).

As a consequence, the PWP team must migrate the subdomains over to the new configuration and remove older configurations.

We will process this change the week of March 22, 2019. Existing subdomains will not be affected.

PWP site renewal: next steps

Final deletion of Fall 2018 non-renewed sites will occur on May 31 2019 (tentative).

Plugin cleanup and removal

We are presently examining plugins which have been abandoned by their developers and removing those which we can no longer support on PWP. We will send out notifications as needed when removing plugins that are actively being used by sites.

Twentynineteen theme available!

As part of the PWP upgrade to WordPress 5.0, Twentynineteen is now available to all PWP site owners. WordPress.org has published a good introduction to the Twentynineteen theme.

Giving back and building community

2019 is a new year, and to meet those resolutions, PWP is giving back to the larger web development community.

We contribute code back on Github, build and extend our documentation, and steer regional and national web development events.

Did you know we are also looking for new team members to Create the Next? If you work at Georgia Tech and are interested in joining the PWP team, send us an email.