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WordPress Upgrade – July 2017

The University’s WordPress network will be upgraded on July 3, 2017. Websites will be affected for less than a minute. The upgrade includes security patches and minor updates to the WordPress admin area with a few notable new features.

New Widgets

Audio Widget

Add an audio player to your sidebar area.  Note that while media file uploads to WordPress are not supported at Georgia Southern, you can add your audio by URL from a streaming service.

Screenshot of Audio widget

New Audio widget in Appearance–>Widgets

Screenshot of Insert Audio from URL option

Select “Insert from URL” to add your audio link

Video Widget

Add a video player to your sidebar area. Note that while media file uploads to WordPress are not supported at Georgia Southern, you can add your video by URL from a streaming service.

Screenshot of Video widget

New Video widget in Appearance –> Widgets

Screenshot of Insert Video from URL option

Select “Insert from URL” to add your video from YouTube or another streaming service

Improved Text Widget

The new Text Widget now includes a formatting toolbar so you can easily style text, add links and create lists in your sidebar areas.

Screenshot of Text widget

Text widget upgrade in Appearance –> Widgets

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