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I love food. I am not a good cook. I have a distinct fear of cooking for others.

Friday, March 18 – blog.ryerson.ca to upgrade to WordPress 3.1

blog.ryerson.ca will be upgraded to WordPress 3.1 on Friday, March 18 between 6:00 and 8:00am.

WordPress 3.1. “Reinhardt” details here: http://wordpress.org/news/2011/02/threeone/

Many additions and changes are introduced with this update, some of which include:

  • An admin bar that appears at the top of every page when you are logged in. The visibility of the admin bar is controlled by each user profile, allowing users to disable it “when viewing site” and/or “in dashboard”
  • A redesign of the linking interface, making it easier to link to your existing posts.
  • New post formats, such as “aside” and “gallery”, which define different ways that a post can look and feel (this feature must be enabled in the specific theme – WordPress default, ‘twentyten’ has implemented both “aside and “gallery”)

Please report any problems you may experience post-upgrade via the form linked on our Contact Us page.

DST Change & Your Blog

Unfortunately, our system can’t update each blog for Daylight Savings Time, so you will need to do the following to ensure your blog is set to the correct time. This is especially important for those of us who schedule the release of our blog posts.

  1. Log into the Dashboard for your blog.
  2. Click on the ‘Settings’ section in the dashboard, found at the very bottom.
  3. Click ‘General’.
  4. For the timezone, select UTC -5. (During Daylight Savings time, you will set it to UTC -4)
  5. Click ‘Save Changes’ to apply the change.