Recent News

GT Boilerplate end-of-life: Change to the Tech Gold Theme

WHAT IS HAPPENING?

The Professional Web Presence (PWP) is retiring the GT Boilerplate theme

The PWP team will officially retire the GT Boilerplate theme on July 31 2020. All websites using GT Boilerplate that have not transitioned will be migrated to the GT Tech Gold theme.

WHY IS THIS HAPPENING?

As Georgia Tech’s Digital Identity continues to grow and evolve across campus, so too does the Georgia Tech theme options available on PWP. Prior to the move to CampusPress, the older visual iteration (GT Boilerplate) must be transitioned to end-of-life. 

We have chosen to sunset the GT Boilerplate theme to ensure a consistent Georgia Tech visual identity across the PWP platform.

WHAT DO I NEED TO DO?

Please see the blog post for a full listing of public websites that currently have GT Boilerplate installed. 

These websites will be automatically transitioned to GT Tech Gold on August 1, 2020, which may impact the display of widgets and sidebars. We highly encourage each website below to manually transition to the GT Tech Gold theme and make configuration adjustments as necessary to restore your site preferences.

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The Future of PWP

WHAT IS HAPPENING?

We are thrilled to announce the exciting future of Professional Web Presence (PWP).

The Office of Information Technology (OIT) has agreed to on-board the PWP service onto Sites @ Georgia Tech, the CampusPress cloud-hosting platform, and expand PWP’s on-demand website creation service to all faculty, staff, and students.

This project will allow for:

  • on-demand, 24/7 website user support from CampusPress staff
  • a larger plugin and theme toolkit for site creators 
  • a robust, cloud-based hosting environment

We expect no major changes for current PWP site owners and users.

We have identified a small subset of websites using out-of-date or abandoned plugins. We will reach out to those PWP websites separately on how to prepare for the migration.

WHEN IS THIS HAPPENING?

This migration is scheduled for the weekend of July 31 2020. PWP websites will be unavailable during this upgrade window while PWP is migrated to Sites @ Georgia Tech.

Status Update – Distributed Denial of Service

The Professional Web Presence (PWP) service has been impacted by a distributed denial-of-service (DDOS) attack over the last 72 hours. This attack has affected page load times and has caused intermittent login and access issues.

The PWP team is presently working on mitigating the DDOS attack.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to us with any questions or concerns.