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WordPress 5.0 Upgrade

Getting Started with Gutenberg

New for 2019, Georgia Southern will apply the WordPress 5.0, or “Gutenberg” release to its WordPress environment. While the change should be seamless for endusers of the University sites, content owners and editors will see significant changes to the editing environment. the Gutenberg release introduces a block editing environment. Keep reading to learn more about this project and how we’ll approach its implementation.

Upgrade Timeline

We’ll be using a phased approach to this project implementation. While exact dates have not been assigned to many of the phases, the diagram below depicts the project phases in sequence:

We’re currently in the “Full Test Environment” phase of this project. For more information on how to access test environments, click the “Test Sites” tab.

Access

Content owners and editors can access test sites to get familiar with the new WordPress editing environment. To access your test site, navigate to the “test” instance of your site and login with your MyGS credentials. We’ve used the naming convention below to make finding your test site easy:


Examples

 Primary Domain
  Test Domain
 parker.georgiasouthern.edu   parker-test.georgiasouthern.edu
 recreation.georgiasouthern.edu   recreation-test.georgiasouthern.edu
 its.georgiasouthern.edu/pmo   its-test.georgiasouthern.edu/pmo

 

Reporting Issues

If you encounter any issues, please use our Issue Reporting form, linked below, to make us aware of these issues. We appreciate receiving this information during the testing phase of this project, and will work to resolve submitted issues before the new release is applied to our production WordPress environments.

Issue Reporting

Training Resources

For the WordPress 5.0 Upgrade, both tutorials and face-to-face training sessions are available. Keep reading to learn more.


Tutorials

WordPress offers tutorials for the 5.0/Gutenberg release. In the dashboard of the test sites, the WordPress Tutorial Videos have been updated with new training information. Use these tutorials to help guide you through many of the common WordPress functions. We recommend budgeting about one hour to review tutorials 3 – 10 and 13 – 18.

Access video tutorials in the dashboard of your test site.


Training Sessions

Face-to-Face training sessions are available for content owners and editors. Please expand the table below to sign up for a session!

DateTimeCampusLocation Click to Sign Up
April 24, 201911:30 AMArmstrong Solms Hall, Room 204Sign Up ➦
April 25, 20193:30 PMStatesboroCollege of Education Building, Room 2151Sign Up ➦
April 30, 201911:00 AMStatesboro Information Technology Building, Room 2204Sign Up ➦
May 1, 20191:00 PMArmstrongSolms Hall, Room 204Sign Up ➦
May 2, 201911:00 AMStatesboroInformation Technology Building, Room 2204Sign Up ➦
May 14, 201910:00 AMArmstrongSolms Hall, Room 204Sign Up ➦
May 15, 201911:00 AMStatesboroInformation Technology Building, Room 2204Sign Up ➦
May 16, 20192:00 PMStatesboroInformation Technology Building, Room 2204Sign Up ➦
May 22, 201912:30 PMStatesboroInformation Technology Building, Room 2204Sign Up ➦
May 23, 201911:00 AMStatesboroInformation Technology Building, Room 2204Sign Up ➦
May 28, 201912:30 PMStatesboroInformation Technology Building, Room 2204Sign Up ➦
May 30, 20192:00 PM ArmstrongSolms Hall, Room 204Sign Up ➦
June 5, 201910:00 AMStatesboroInformation Technology Building, Room 2204Sign Up ➦
June 7, 201911:00 AMArmstrongSolms Hall, Room 204Sign Up ➦
June 11, 20193:00 PMArmstrongSolms Hall, Room 204Sign Up ➦
June 13, 201912:30 PMStatesboroInformation Technology Building, Room 2204Sign Up ➦
June 18, 201911:00 AMStatesboroInformation Technology Building, Room 2204Sign Up ➦
June 19, 201910:00 AM ArmstrongSolms Hall, Room 204Sign Up ➦

FAQ

We’re keeping an updated list of frequently asked questions. Check out the list, linked below, for answers to some of the questions we’ve gotten about Gutenberg.

FAQ


Have questions or need technology support? Our MyTech Support representatives are happy to help. Please contact us by calling (912) 478-2287 or by using any of our other contact methods.

 

Last updated: 3/22/2019