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Upgrades and privacy plugin phased out

We are in the process of upgrading onMason for the Fall semester. As part of that process,  we will be phasing out the Private WP 2 plugin. That plugin’s functionality is now included as part of WordPress. Here is how you can activate it: We’ve attempted to migrate all sites using the plugin to the appropriate privacy […]

System upgrade… and a Userthemes error

Hello onMason users! It’s been a while, I know, but I come with good news! The onMason site has been upgraded to a newer version of WordPress-MU. Things should be running faster and more smoothly now. Unfortunately, with every upgrade, there’s the chance of an unexpected error coming from the system. Please keep an eye out for […]

On Downtime and a New Podcasting Plugin

Hello all, First of all, I’d like to apologize for the recent downtime. The issue was not with onMason but with an impossible-to-anticipate server hardware fault. The problem was within the server’s RAID, which is a set of redundant hard drives designed to automatically duplicate file systems and spread out data to minimize loss. That set of HDDs is governed by their own set […]

Upgrades and Improvements

Hello onMason users, We’ve spend the time over the break thinking up new ways to improve onMason and considering how to make the platform better than ever. We know that there has been some confusion with system downtime last semester and we have reviewed the problems and we do not anticipate them happening again. However, […]

onMason Downtime Update

Hello onMason users, As you are aware, the onMason system has been experiencing some unexpected downtime over the last few days. We’ve been able to track the problem down to issues with our server’s firewall, which have proved temporarily resolvable. The team at the Office of Student Media has been working hard to find the […]

onMason Experiences Unanticipated Downtime

Hello all, onMason was down briefly today, from sometime around 1:00 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. We’re currently unsure of the reason why the server went down, however we are investigating the incident now and it should not happen again. We’re sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused, we understand that the sites you create […]

ALERT: WordPress 2.8 Upgrade

The onMason platform has been upgraded to WPMU2.8+. At this time we are seeing some plugin issues which are undergoing repair. We anticipate full functionality returning to the site by the end of the week. If you experience any problems, it appears our Support plugin is currently malfunctioning. Please leave a comment on this post and we […]

ALERT: Transition to WPMU2.8

We are currently transitioning from WPMU2.7 to 2.8. You may notice some errors and decreased functionality (like on this blog) as we prepare the site for the upgrade. Do not be alarmed.

New onMason Features and ScholarPress

The following new features have been added to onMason via plugins: Use aggr to embed RSS feeds in your posts. Create footnotes.[1.Using the FD Footnotes plugin, like this] Private WP allows you to lock down your blog to make it invisible. Publish2 is a link journalism tool. It has been auto-activated over all blogs as […]

onMason Now in Open Beta

As of today, onMason rolls into open beta.