Deactivation of UBC CMS Profiles CCT Plugin
With upcoming essential upgrades to UBC CMS, UBC has announced that they will be removing the Profiles Custom Content Type (CCT) plugin on all UBC CMS sites as of December 2, 2022.
This plugin, developed more than ten years ago, allowed UBC CMS website owners to create individual profiles for people within their unit, but will no longer be compatible with UBC CMS websites. After December 2, 2022 public profiles using the Profiles CCT plug-in will no longer be available and users will no longer be able to access the data from the back end of WordPress.
All UBC CMS site administrators using the Profiles CCT plugin must migrate their profiles content to an alternative content type by December 2, 2022.
How to migrate profiles on your UBC CMS site
- UBC has created documentation to walk site administrators through this change and has provided three options. It is recommended that Arts units using UBC CMS use “Alternative 2: Loop shortcode” to migrate their profiles.
- As an additional resource, Arts ISIT is currently developing documentation to support those units who are utilizing Arts design templates on UBC CMS. In the meantime, units can reach out to the Arts ISIT Help Desk for any immediate questions or concerns.
If you do not use the Profiles CCT plugin on your UBC CMS site or if you have an Arts CMS site, no action is required.
We will provide more detailed documentation shortly.