WordPress 3.8 Update for Sites and Clubs & Orgs is now live

If you recently logged into the admin area for Clubs & Orgs (clubs.sju.edu), or Sites (sites.sju.edu), you may have noticed the log in page has an updated “SJU” feel, with new background imagery and logo. Once you are logged in, the interface is new with updated colors, graphics, and typography.

New Log in Pages:


This is all due to the latest WordPress OS upgrade, version 3.8.Read about some of the highlights of the new version upgrade below.

If you have any questions, or issues with the new update, or want to get a site or blog for your club, org, or department, please send them to techhelp@sju.edu.

Introducing a modern new design

Modern aesthetic

The new WordPress dashboard has a fresh, uncluttered design that embraces clarity and simplicity.

Clean typography

The Open Sans typeface provides simple, friendly text that is optimized for both desktop and mobile viewing. It’s even open source, just like WordPress.

Refined contrast

We think beautiful design should never sacrifice legibility. With superior contrast and large, comfortable type, the new design is easy to read and a pleasure to navigate.

WordPress on every device

We all access the internet in different ways. Smartphone, tablet, notebook, desktop — no matter what you use, WordPress will adapt and you’ll feel right at home.

High definition at high speed

WordPress is sharper than ever with new vector-based icons that scale to your screen. By ditching pixels, pages load significantly faster, too.

Pick a color

We’ve included eight color schemes so you can pick your favorite. Choose from any of them below to change it instantly.


To change your color scheme later, just visit your profile.

Refined theme management

The new themes screen lets you survey your themes at a glance. Or want more information? Click to discover more. Then sit back and use your keyboard’s navigation arrows to flip through every theme you’ve got.

Smoother widget experience

Drag-drag-drag. Scroll-scroll-scroll. Widget management can be complicated. With the new design, we’ve worked to streamline the widgets screen.

Have a large monitor? Multiple widget areas stack side-by-side to use the available space. Using a tablet? Just tap a widget to add it.