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Welcome to WordPress 4.7

This is the latest version of WordPress – called “Vaughn” after jazz singer Sarah Vaughn.

The biggest changes our bloggers will see is the new addition of Oembed codes for Facebook posts/activities/photo/ videos/media/questions/notes. Simply copy/paste the URL into a post and it will embed. This already works for YouTube, Twitter, Vimeo and others. Facebook joins the club.

Also, there is a new theme: Twenty Seventeen. From the WordPress Codex folks:

It is an ambitious theme designed for business websites that focuses on a creative home page and an easy site setup experience for users (read more 1 and 2).
  • multiple sections on the front page, selected in the Customizer.
  • a striking asymmetrical grid.
  • custom color schemes, built on top of a monochromatic foundation, and adjustable via a hue picker.
  • different headline placement for pages, changeable in the Customizer, via them options.
  • a great experience in many languages, thanks to language-specific font stacks.
  • SVG icons (a first for a default theme).
  • support for custom logo, custom header image and many post formats.

For more info:

We are all brand new with WordPress 4.6

The latest and greatest WordPress is yours to blog about (and with) here at Pellissippi State Blogs. Nicknamed “Pepper”, this update brings some improvements to the editor as well as native fonts and some other changes under the hood. Enjoy!

Happy New Year!!

And happy NEW WordPress – we are all upgraded to version 4.4 4.4.1 and everything is ready for a new semester. We look forward to all the posts that are just waiting to get out of our bloggers!

[Last update January 13, 2016]

Security and Maintenance Updates – Now running WP 4.2.4

For those of you bloggers who follow such things, we updated our WordPress install to the latest version and also have all of our themes and plugins updated as well.

This latest update is a security and maintenance update so there are no interface changes to worry with at this time!

WordPress 4.2.2

Our blogging platform was upgraded yesterday to 4.2.2. The version 4.2 is named “Powell” after jazz piano player Bud Powell. It introduces a few new features including adding emoticons to your posts, easier embeds from more content like Tumblr, additional character support for many languages and a few behind the scenes additions for our friendly WordPress administrators.

Upgrade for Summer

Just in time for the summer, we have a spiffy new version of WordPress for us all – Say hello to WordPress 3.9.1.

Not a lot has changed in the interface so I think most bloggers will just dive right in with no problems!

Have a great summer 2014!

Upgrade for WordPress

We will be moving   upgraded to WordPress 3.8 over the winter break.

This version has a facelift in the interface so be prepared for a bold, new look behind the scenes.


Welcome Back!

We have the Pellissippi State blogs site all updated and ready for Fall 2013. Happy Blogging!

Have a great break!

We hope all of our Pellissippi State bloggers had a great Fall 2012 semester. Enjoy the break and we will see you back in 2013 with an upgraded and fresh WordPress installation!!

Well, we were at 3.3.x too long – now running 3.4.1

And, by the end of today, all themes and plugins will also be nice and shiny and new for the Fall 2012 semester.