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WordPress – Upcoming Maintenance »

In an effort to get everything ready for the new school year, the blogging service will undergo maintenance on Thursday, August 18th from 5:30-6 a.m. This change has been approved and is detailed in the Change Request #9000517. During this time all blogs and websites hosted on the platform will be unavailable for about 10 minutes. ---- . . .

FileDrop, WordPress, A-Z unavailable due to system maint on 12/9 from 6-7am »

On December 9th, between 6am and 7am, the following systems will be unavailable due to necessary system maintenance: FileDrop, WordPress, VCU A-Z list, VCU A-Z list manager. While will be available, the Movable Type system will not so one will not be able to update their blog. . . .

Inactive Movable Type Blogs To Be Deleted »

On December 15, we will take the first steps toward removing Movable Type, the backend of, by permanently deleting inactive personal blogs from the system and the server. Departmental and organizational blogs — as well as any WordPress blog hosted at — will be unaffected. To learn more about the criteria we used to . . .

VCU WordPress blog is officially ready for production »

We are officially releasing WordPress as an option as of today. The URL for wordpress is: Like the MoveableType blog, to get a personal account one simply goes to URL: and login with your VCU eID and password. Once you have a personal blog, you may create a non-personal blog by using the WordPress dashbo . . .

MySQL Downtime Thursday Night »

The central university MySQL server will be shut down Thursday night from 8:45 - 9:30 pm in order to upgrade the network drive that it operates on. The MySQL outage will affect the following services: A-Z Index: The A-Z index will be unavailable during the downtime. The VCU combined search will continue to work, but will not include A-Z results. Blogs: . . .

Screencast: Movable Type Basics »

On March 19th, Web Services added a new screencast explaining some of the basic things you can do with the new version of Movable Type. If you've never used the system before and want to know how it works, this should help you get started. If you're already a power blogger, stay tuned for some of our upcoming screencasts. To view the screencast, please . . .

VCU Blog has been upgraded »

The VCU blog ( has been upgraded to MoveableType Enterprise. All of you previous posts have been migrated to the new system. . . .

MoveableType 3.2 in now available »

Now that VCU Blog has been upgraded to Moveable Type 3.2, all VCU students, faculty and staff can automatically create their own blog space. This is a great place to share your opinion on whatever is on your mind (within reason). Enjoy the new service. . . .


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