Modernization of Blogs@VT platform requires user action to save content – Virginia Tech Daily

9 Dec 2021
From: Division of Information Technology
The Blogs@VT WordPress blogging platform is scheduled for replacement in spring 2022 in order to bring it into compliance with modern security requirements. The new Blogs@VT platform, located at blogs.tlos.vt.edu, will continue to provide WordPress services, including a collection of popular themes and plugins, to faculty and students for course- and degree-related activities. The new platform will require all users to authenticate using Virginia Tech’s single sign-on (SSO) service.
The current system, located at blogs.lt.vt.edu, will remain online until June 2023; however, no new sites can be created at this location after Jan. 14, 2022. Owners of existing sites can continue to edit their sites through May 20, 2022, after which blogs.lt.vt.edu will transition to a read-only platform. Site owners who wish to continue blogging will need to export their content to another Virginia Tech service by June 30, 2023.
Owners of sites currently hosted at blogs.lt.vt.edu should determine whether they want to maintain these sites going forward. For sites that can be retired, no action is needed. For sites that need to be migrated, site owners have three options:
For more than a decade at Virginia Tech, blogging has been an important tool used by faculty to enhance course interaction and student learning. At Virginia Tech, Technology-enhanced Learning and Online Strategies (TLOS), a unit of the Division of Information Technology, is the service provider for Blogs@VT. TLOS provides consultations for faculty wishing to incorporate blogging into their pedagogy.
Questions, concerns, or requests for assistance with blog migration should be submitted using 4Help.vt.edu
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