Plugin Spring Cleaning Update

Plugin Update

Academic Technologies recently performed an audit on all of the installed plugins in our WordPress environment to evaluate them using our plugin evaluation criteria. Reasons a plugin was removed might have been any of the following:

  • Many of the installed plugins no longer worked
  • Were not being used
  • Weren’t being maintained anymore
  • Wouldn’t work with the current version of WordPress
  • Had security issues
  • Had the functionality built into the core now and were no longer relevant
  • Duplicated functionality.

Every effort was made to fix any content that was using these plugins.

There are more plugins that duplicate functionality, and they will be replaced in time as we migrate the content to the selected plugin for a given functionality.

After auditing and performing a thorough review on all of our plugins, the following plugins have been removed:

  • BadgeOS
  • Configurable Tag Cloud
  • DBD Login Style
  • Dynamic Content Gallery
  • FeedBurner Widget
  • Flashcard Plugin
  • GD Star Rating
  • Hybrid Byline
  • Multi-level Navigation Plugin
  • Multisite Enhancements
  • Onswipe
  • Query Multiple Taxonomies
  • Simple Calendar
  • Simple Sitemap
  • Simple Staff List
  • SlideDeck for WordPress – Slider Widget
  • Sucuri Security – Auditing, Malware Scanner and Hardening
  • Super Cool QRCode
  • Tabbed Widgets
  • Twitter for WordPress
  • WP Image Carousel
  • WP Missed Schedule
  • pageMash
  • postMash
  • upPrev
  • Ajax Edit Comments
  • Easy Content Templates
  • Eclipse Crossword Integration
  • Embedded Video
  • FD Feedburner Plugin
  • Flickr Widget
  • Follow
  • Fourteen Colors
  • Mingle Forum
  • MobilePress
  • My Link Order
  • NextGen Cooliris Gallery
  • SSH SFTP Updater Support
  • SlideShare
  • Smart Youtube PRO
  • Sociable
  • Super Search
  • Terms of Use
  • Twitter Tools
  • Viper’s Video Quicktags
  • WP Video Lightbox
  • WPMU Fast Verification for Google Webmaster Tools and Yahoo! Site Explorer
  • WPtouch Mobile Plugin
  • Websimon Tables


How to Change Your Blog’s Time


Our WordPress installation does not automatically convert to Daylight Savings Time. To update your blog’s time, log in to WordPress. Go to your Dashboard. In the Settings tab on your Dashboard’s sidebar menu, choose the General option.

In the General Settings, choose UTC-4 for Eastern Daylight Savings Time and UTC-5 for Eastern Standard Time.