New Features
Status Update

Georgia Tech Branding Update

As part of Professional Web Presence’s commitment to stay ahead of Georgia Tech’s web branding and identity, the GT Branding (Deprecated) plugin will be replaced by the GT Branding plugin on Friday, December 2nd 2016.

The update process will not be automatic – any website currently using GT Branding (Deprecated) will need to enable the GT Branding theme and disable the GT Branding (Deprecated) plugin.

Security Change for PWP Siteowners

As scheduled in the July 2016 news post:

Starting on August 15th 2016, all PWP websites will require an on-campus connection through the VPN service for any admin user off campus.

  • Any user administering their website on campus will see no change.
  • Any user administering their website off campus must use the Georgia Tech VPN service to access PWP administrative pages.

We realize this means site administrators will require the extra step of connecting to the VPN, but the frequency of successful WordPress exploits and site defacements convinces us that restricting administrative access is a necessary step.

This change is now in place for all PWP websites.

New Plugin – GT Branding v0.1

The PWP team is proud to announce GT Branding – a new plugin designed solely to easily apply Georgia Tech branding on a PWP website.

If you require or want a Georgia Tech header and/or footer on your website, enable this plugin to provide this functionality.

PWP Changes for Fall 2016

In preparation for the start of the Fall 2016 semester, the PWP administration team is rolling out some changes to enhance security, usability, and flexibility of our end users and their fantastic websites.

Plugin Cleanup

PWP administrators will be conducting a continual clean up of all existing plugins over the next few months to remove all up-sellpromotional, and upgrade messaging and advertisements.

As more of our third-party plugins are moving to this model, we want to make sure that your editing experience is not marred and complicated by advertisements and distractions.

These changes should roll out instantaneously once completed and will clean up the administrative menus for all websites.

If you are unable to access a menu page or dashboard item you were able to previously, please contact the PWP team and we can look into the issue further.