As of today, we are officially opening PWP to an open pilot on the campus of Georgia Tech. Any faculty or staff member interested in starting a WordPress website can use PWP to request, administer, and edit their websites.
Today, PWP was updated to match a security update released by WordPress.
We do not expect any sites to be vulnerable, as we by default restrict commenting settings on all PWP sites and applied the patch shortly after it was made available.
On the heels of the last PWP update, additional features have been added as we prepare for an open-pilot to all of Georgia Tech’s campus, tentatively scheduled for Summer 2015.
The mobile menu utilized by the Drupal community on campus has been ported over to GT Boilerplate. This mobile menu is available to anyone utilizing this theme.
No action is needed to update your website. The upgrade is automatic.
The website header area of GT Boilerplate has been re-skinned to better match institute-wide expectations of mobile appearance. This change is cosmetic to the GT Boilerplate.
The PWP team has been hard at work at some new features as we prepare for an open-pilot to all of Georgia Tech’s campus, tentatively scheduled for Summer 2015.
PWP was updated as soon as the vulnerabilities were released to the community.
Simple Social Icons has been added to the plugin list on PWP.
Simple Social Icons is an easy to use, customizable way to display icons that link visitors to your various social profiles. With it, you can easily choose which profiles to link to, customize the color and size of your icons, as well as align them to the left, center, or right, all from the widget form (no settings page necessary!).
PWP users can now add social media icons to anywhere on their website that allows widgets to be placed.
GT Boilerplate Update
GT Boilerplate, the standard Georgia Tech theme for WordPress, has been updated with the following new options:
- Advanced mobile styling (header, footer)
- Addition of top user bar (Georgia Tech links, social media placement)
- Removal of unnecessary backend code
- Addition of custom logo options that override the Georgia Tech logo
These features are immediately available and should not impact any current website using GT Boilerplate. If you are already using GT Boilerplate, you will not need to do anything – the theme has been automatically updated.
Please contact PWP administrators with any issues.
Future GT Boilerplate Changes
A few changes are available on the roadmap to expanding GT Boilerplate:
- Placement of Font Awesome integration into a CDN to match Institute Communications practices.
- Importing of mobile menu created by Institute Communications.
- Refinement of header styling for mobile.
We have added a new plugin to PWP: MCE Table Button.
Adds table editing controls to the visual content editor (TinyMCE).
A light weight plug-in that adds the table editing controls from the full version of TinyMCE, optimized for WordPress.
Note that the table controls are contained in the “kitchen sink” toolbar, toggled with the last button on the first row of controls.