WordPress has recently released a new version of the blogging platform – 3.1. You may have noticed the option to upgrade to WordPress 3.1 when you are in your dashboard. If you upgrade, you will notice that 3.1 has a somewhat different look and feel. Those of us that are using it are still trying to learn the ins and outs of the new look. The one major change that you will notice right away is the tool bar at the top of the screen. When you are logged in, the tool bar follows you regardless of whether you are looking at the front end or the back end of your blog. It is quite a handy feature and makes navigating to areas quite efficient. Another thing you will notice is that the “Super Admin” area is gone… However, not to fret it has just been re-located. When you are in your dashboard area you will notice a “Network Admin” link in the top right corner. If you click on this you will be taken to the more familiar “Super Admin” area.

Here is a link to a helpful resource that outlines some of the changes that come with WordPress 3.1.

There will be some growing pains with the new version, but please don’t hesitate to use it and ask questions along the way. The blogging team is here to support you and assist with trouble-shooting any problems you may experience. The more we dig into the new tool, the more we will learn about it.

One Response to “WordPress Update 3.1 – A New Look”

  • avatar mgmitchell says:

    Seems fine once you get the hang of it.
    For those wanting to embed avatars through Voki or videos through Animoto, the “unfiltered MU” plugin works for my students without them getting the code cut. Terry, thanks for the heads-up on this.
    Thanks to the team for the update. Always helpful.

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