Google has announced that after June 11 they will require additional verification and possibly cost for using the Google Maps API. If you signed up for an API key you should have received an email with information about this change. We recommend moving to the OpenStreetMap (OSM) plugin in our WordPress environment.
If you are using the Google Maps API and will need it to continue working after June 11, please contact us with the URL of the site where you’re using it.
Uploading Large Images to WordPress
We’ve recently received reports from several people having trouble uploading large images to our WordPress sites. If your image is larger than 4500×4500 pixels in dimension, our WordPress sites may not be able to generate a thumbnail of it with the resource limits we allow. The image will still appear in your media library and can be used in posts, but some features may not work without a thumbnail, like image gallery plugins.
After the end of the current semester, we’ll be working on some performance improvements to WordPress that may allow us to increase the resources available. Until then, we recommend resizing your image to less than 4500×4500 pixels in dimension before uploading it to WordPress.
MediaWiki was moved to a new server with PHP 7.1 installed.
SiteImprove had trouble crawling our site on Tuesday, April 17 and has had intermittent crawling since then. We’ve worked with them to increase their crawl rate and fix issues. SiteImprove reports should be going out as normal now.
We’ve fixed a glitch that was preventing course groups in the Course Hubs from updating from Banner so add/drops should be flowing through to the Hubs again.
Added CAS support for PeopleGrove.
Fixes and tweaks for the new Institute site https://www.middlebury.edu/institute/
Upgrading applications to run on PHP 7.1.
Upgrading the Drupal sites for the Davis programs, Dining Menus, and Museum of Art to Drupal 8.
The Davis Family Library will be open 24 hours a day starting Sunday morning, May 6th. Regular hours resume for Friday and Saturday, May 11th and 12th, then 24/7 resumes until 11 pm on Friday, May 18th. Saturday’s hours are 9 am – 11 pm, then 24/7 resumes at 9 am on Sunday, May 20th and the library will close at 8 pm on Tuesday, May 22nd. During this period, you will need your ID to access the building after 9 pm. After 1 am, there will be no circulation services provided – the library will only function as a quiet study space.
Armstrong Library will have regular hours.
A full calendar of the hours can be found at go/hours
On Monday, April 16, the shared drive used to store files for our Drupal sites filled up, preventing new files from being uploaded and causing logins to the Course Hub sites to fail. We’ve added monitoring to ensure that we’re alerted ahead of time that this resource is close to filling up so it can be expanded again, if needed, without causing a service interruption.