What you need to know about changes to WordPress at for the 2013-2014 academic year.


  • Privacy Settings are now located in Settings > Reading. All newly created blogs are set to private so you'll need to change this to make your site public.
  • The blogroll Links Manager is no longer turned on by default but is an available plugin that can be activated

New Features

  • Account creation is easier as it automatically fills in your Evergreen username and email address, no more chances to make silly mistakes
  • Media upload interface has improved
  • Improved built-in Image Galleries
  • Improvements to Admin Dashboard UI
  • Post locking for multiple users editing the same post
  • Better Audio/Video support in posts

New Themes

  • Evergreen Twenty Twelve - NEW THEME with the soon to be famous "Evergreen Green Topbar" see it in action at
  • Evergreen Twenty Eleven - has been freshened up with the new logo, new header photos and Login/Site Admin links in the footer.

New Plugins

  • LightBox Plus ColorBox - makes the built-in WordPress image galleries even better with lightbox overlay

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