• Update 2
    Update 2 was released on 9/30/13.
    Posted on October 11, 2013
  • Update 3
    Update 3 was released on 10/23/13.
    Posted on October 23, 2013
  • Update 4
    We’ve added a few fun new features and fixed a few issues. Read the log for details.
    Posted on December 20, 2013
  • Update 5
    The latest updates and new features are live! Please read the change log for details.
    Posted on February 6, 2014
  • Update 6
    New features, updates and changes were just released today (5/8/14). Read the change log for details.  
    Posted on May 6, 2014
  • Update 7
    Update 7 is now live. It includes a new theme, and a ton of new features.
    Posted on August 6, 2014
  • Update 7.1 Update 7.1
    Update 7.1 includes a number of minor bug fixes, and new storage limits for all sites. http://aurora.uconn.edu/update-7-1/
    Posted on October 28, 2014
  • Update 8
    Aurora Update 8 is released on 1/16/2015. This update includes WordPress core version upgrade and many new features such as color options in Sherman, private sites and pages, blog widget filtered by categories or tags, CSS override with code sanitization, redirection tool and etc. The complete change log and user guides are available at http://aurora.uconn.edu/update-8/
    Posted on January 16, 2015
  • Update 8.1
    Update 8.1 was released in February 2015. The complete change log is available at http://aurora.uconn.edu/update-8-1
    Posted on March 12, 2015
  • Update 8.2
    Update 8.2 was released in April 2015. The complete change log is available at http://aurora.uconn.edu/update-8-2.
    Posted on April 24, 2015
  • Update 8.3
    Update 8.3 was released in May 2015. WordPress Core was upgraded to 4.2.2 and all central third party plugins were updated to the latest version,  to fix critical WordPress Zero-Day Vulnerability.
    Posted on May 22, 2015
  • Update 8.4
    Update 8.4 was released early June 2015. Site Administrators can now give Editors access to Gravity Forms by checking the Gravity Forms Access checkbox under Settings->General. Confirmation emails triggered by updating the admin email (Settings->General->E-mail Address) is disabled. Changes on the admin email is now immediate.
    Posted on June 10, 2015
  • Update 8.5
    Update 8.5 was released on 6/17/2015. Sherman: more colors are available Bootstrap 3: version updated to 3.3.4 and Modal is now supported Custom CSS: now fully supports HTML 5, CSS 3 and allows comments
    Posted on June 18, 2015
  • Update 9
    Aurora has been updated with some great new features. Including: New Navigation options Improved tools for faculty/staff profiles. Page Layout Builder tool New theme “Hale 2015” and more! Get all the details at: Aurora Update 9 Change Logs
    Posted on August 25, 2015
  • Update 9.1
    The UC People plugin has been updated with new features, Authorize.net payment button shortcode is also available. For details, check the Aurora Update 9.1 Change Log.
    Posted on March 1, 2016
  • Buttons
    To add buttons to your page/post, you must be in the 'Text' editor view. You can make buttons out of the following HTML tags: Tag Sample Code  a <a class="btn btn-default" href="https://www.google.com" role="button">Link</a>  button <button class="btn btn-default" type="submit">Button</button>  input (type: button) <input class="btn btn-default" type="button" value="Input"> input (type: submit) <input class="btn btn-default" type="submit" value="Submit"> You […]
    Posted on March 3, 2016
  • User Roles
    Actions that users can perform based on the role they’ve been given. activate_plugins delete_others_pages delete_others_posts delete_pages delete_plugins delete_posts delete_private_pages delete_private_posts delete_published_pages delete_published_posts edit_dashboard edit_files edit_others_pages edit_others_posts edit_pages edit_posts edit_private_pages edit_private_posts edit_published_pages edit_published_posts edit_theme_options export import list_users manage_categories manage_links manage_options moderate_comments promote_users publish_pages publish_posts read_private_pages read_private_posts read remove_users switch_themes upload_files create_product delete_others_pages delete_others_posts delete_pages delete_posts delete_private_pages […]
    Posted on March 10, 2016
  • Colorful Sidebar Menus
    If you add a sidebar with a menu widget, you may notice that the menu is displayed in a very simple manner. Below is code that you can add to your custom CSS to add some style to your sidebar menu. This code will work with websites using the Hale 2015 and Sherman themes. #page-sidebar […]
    Posted on March 22, 2016
  • Themes and Plugins
    UConn currently has four central themes as well as a number of custom themes and child themes created for specific UConn sites. To ensure the security and stability of Aurora, plugins are limited to set number determined by the Aurora Governance Committee. Plugins do get added regularly, but must be thoroughly tested and reviewed for compatibility with […]
    Posted on March 24, 2016
  • Sherman
    Sherman is a child theme of Cornerstone, and utilizes SASS to be as lightweight as possible. Its design is bold, yet clearly a product of the university. It is named after Roger Sherman, Connecticut’s representative to the Continental Congress, and one of the Founding Fathers.
    Posted on March 24, 2016