Earlier this week, we updated WordPress (the platform that powers sites.middlebury.edu). Along with updating the WordPress codebase, we also updated all the Midd blog themes and a number of plugins. There were many changes made to the backend of Midd blog themes to make them more flexible and easier to use.
Options have been added for what sidebars get displayed when viewing single post pages, as well as pages for categories, tags, authors and search. Lots of small design refinements has been made to make make blogs easier to read. For a full list of changes, see:
WordPress > Themes > Change Log
New blogs will now be created with the Translucence theme and a default set of sidebar widgets. Documentation has been added for many of plugins, for example see: Geo-mashup