I have planned to migrate the core website to WordPress for over a year. This complicated process was completed on May 26, 2011.
The website management is the same WordPress software used by many of the Nicholls departments with some additional features to manage multiple websites and caching to increase performance. Eventually I will migrate all Nicholls department websites that use WordPress to this combined WordPress system. This will allow our website editors that maintain multiple websites to have a single place to access the administrative tools rather than deal with multiple user accounts. The benefits are too much to explain in this short update message.
There are a few important things to know about this update:
- TheNicholls Calendar has been changed to be integrated with the Google Calendar system. This uses calendars associated with the Website Manager (nichweb) account. This includes the academic and non-academic calendars.
- Nicholls web address changes. This migration forced some changes to address locations(URLs) for many Nicholls web pages. Most old web page addresses should redirect to the new locations, but you should notify me if any old important addresses are missing. I’m placing a list of the address changes below in case anyone needs that information.
- Website performance changes include a caching system. Any issues related to slow performing areas of the website should be reported. Be sure to report any unusual content or problems viewing areas of the Nicholls website.
As always, I appreciate reports for any issues these changes might cause.
Department websites will take some time to migrate into the new system. I will contact department website editors as these changes occur. I anticipate a long period of work this Summer to complete the process.
Nicholls Website Address(URL) Changes
OLD — http://www.nicholls.edu/alumni_friends.html
OLD — http://www.nicholls.edu/current_students.html
OLD — http://www.nicholls.edu/faculty_staff.html
OLD — http://www.nicholls.edu/future_students.html
OLD — http://www.nicholls.edu/campus_life
OLD — http://www.nicholls.edu/academic_calendar
OLD — http://www.nicholls.edu/disclaimer.html
OLD — http://www.nicholls.edu/exce
OLD — http://www.nicholls.edu/unique
OLD — http://www.nicholls.edu/region
OLD — http://www.nicholls.edu/academic_affairs