Upcoming Scheduled Phone and Internet Outage (Updated)

The Information Technology Office will be working on Thursday and Friday, July 5th and 6th, on deploying a new phone and internet system. The Conference’s main telephone number will be offline on Thursday July 5th while we work to install the new system. If you need to contact Conference Staff please feel free to send an e-mail message. There will also be a brief outage of our internet systems for less than an hour. We will be publishing this time as soon as possible. We appreciate your patience while we work to upgrade the Conference’s internal systems. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact the IT Office.

Update: The IT Office is scheduling the internet line changes tomorrow. This will cause approximately an hour of disruption of internet service at the United Methodist Building. Affected systems would include: The Online Data Collection System, nccumc.org and the Ramus system. The IT Office will be communicating further on nccumc.org when they are ready to complete this work. The new phone system implementation will likely be moved to early next week.

Scheduled Maintenance Early Thursday Morning

The Conference office has been experiencing internet disconnection issues today. AT&T (our internet service provider) is aware of this issue and is working to resolve it. As part of the testing process they will need to take down our internet connection. The IT Office has scheduled a maintenance window for Thursday, October 20th beginning at 3 AM for this purpose. The technician said that this will take no longer than 90 minutes to complete. The Google Apps system will not be affected by this maintenance window. Please feel free to reply or call the Conference office with any questions or concerns.

Introducing WordPress 3.0!

In the midst of packing and getting ready to move, WordPress 3.0 came out with some great new features! I have updated the Ramus site, but would like to hear from you. Is anything crazy or weird happening? Having trouble doing something that used to work fine? Let me know if anything is acting strange and I can take a look. For now though, check out this video for some of the cool new features for WordPress 3.0!

WordPress Updated to 2.9.1.1!

Hey everyone. I just finished the latest update to WPMU 2.9.1.1. Please let me know if you have any questions or problems with your site. To see some of the features available in this version, check out this video:

If there is something you see that you have a question about, just let me know!

WordPress Update!

I wanted to let you know that we just upgraded to the latest version of WordPress MU, 2.8.5.2. There were some security enhancements made to make WordPress safer. Also, you can help keep your own site safer by using strong passwords that include upper and lowercase letters, symbols and numbers!

If you encounter any problems with your site that you think may come from this update, please let Derek or Linda know ASAP and we can look into the issue. Thanks!

New Template Updates: Custom Headers

Hey everyone!

I wanted to let you know that I have changed some of the templates to allow a customizable header image. If you are curious, I used this tutorial from WPMU Tutorials. Now, if you go to Appearance -> Custom Header, you can upload your own header image! This is now on 9 of the free themes, including the popular LivingOS DELTA theme.

Also, be sure to check to see some of the features on the other templates. Some have a alot of great extra features!

Let us know if you have any questions.