November 17, 2005
Attention UThink users: Upgrade to MT 3.2 on November 28!
If you were thinking of creating a new blog using UThink, you may want to wait.
We will be upgrading the UThink system to Movable Type 3.2 on November 28 (the Monday after Thanksgiving). This means that access to the UThink/Movable Type administration interface (https://blog.lib.umn.edu) will not be available that day. We hope access will be returned by the end of the day on the 28th, but this, of course, depends on how smoothly the upgrade goes. So, please plan accordingly. Again, there will be no access to UThink for most of the day on November 28.
We have decided to upgrade now rather than wait until the end of the semester due to the increase in spam on the system over the past month. Plus, MT 3.2 has some very nice new features!
If you haven't had a chance to give Movable Type 3.2 a try on our test system, please point your browser to:
We are confident the upgrade to MT 3.2 will be a welcome one. Among other things, some of the new features available through MT 3.2 include:
- Better spam blocking tools.
- Better comment and trackback management functionality.
- A cleaner, easier to use interface.
- Dynamic publishing capabilities.
- New plugins including StyleCatcher (to change your blog's appearance) and MT Blogroll (to more easily include a "blog roll" of links on your blog).
- A new administrative tool called "List Blog Files" which will allow you to manage your uploaded files from the MT administrative interface (Under "Utilities").
- The ability to add multiple Internet IDs to a single blog at the same time (currently you must add authors to a blog one at a time).
And much, much more. In addition, please be aware that UThink has expanded the maximum file size per upload to 15MB with unlimited space for your blog. This should allow for more podcasting and vlogging on the system.
Thanks for using the UThink system. It is about to get a whole lot better. Please let me know if you have any comments or questions!Posted by snackeru at November 17, 2005 02:51 PM