Changes coming to voices.wooster.edu

As you prepare for the summer, Ed Tech wanted to alert you to some changes that will be taking place regarding voices.wooster.edu. The current Voices server was setup in the summer of 2009 and over the years has accumulated a number of accounts and sites that are no longer used. Since the WordPress platform used for Voices does not have a simple way to remove unused accounts or sites in bulk, Ed Tech and Tech Services have decided to establish a new server and allow faculty and students to move sites that they want to continue to use to the new server.

Server URLs

The new Voices server is available now at https://voices-2017.wooster.edu, but on July 25, 2017 will move to https://voices.wooster.edu.
At that time the current voices.wooster.edu will move to http://voices-2009.wooster.edu.
All sites on the current voices.wooster.edu will continue to be available on voices-2009.wooster.edu until at least January 9, 2018 to allow faculty to export them from the current Voices server and import them into the new Voices server.

Create an account

If you have sites that you know you would like to keep and move to the new server, you can create an account on https://voices-2017.wooster.edu.
You can either

  • register (you can pick a username and password that will not be connected with your Wooster username and password) or
  • just log in with your Wooster username and password (your username and password will always be the same as your Wooster username and password)

Create a site

We recommend giving your new site the same URL as on Voices (e.g., history.voices.wooster.edu would use history.voices-2017.wooster.edu).

  • If you register, you will have the option to create a site as part of the registration process.
  • If you create your account just by logging in with your Wooster username and password, then you will need to use the My Account menu in the upper right corner to create a site (the Sites menu item and Create a site option).

After creating the site on voices-2017.wooster.edu, you should export the site from voices.wooster.edu and import it into the site on voices-2017.wooster.edu. For help with exporting and importing, please refer to:

We will communicate when the servers have been updated.

If you do not wish to continue using your current Voices site, you can create a new site on the new server and not import. You can even wait until after July 25th when the servers have been updated and create a site on the new https://voices.wooster.edu.