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Announcing a new way of authoring posts: Gutenberg

If you’ve logged into lately, to edit your blog, you may have noticed a new announcement from the WordPress team about a new feature called ‘Gutenberg’.

20181205 UPDATE: WordPress version 5.0 (with the Gutenberg block editor) is scheduled to be released on December 06, 2018.

We do not plan to update immediately, as we will take the time to fully test the new version. A communication will be sent to blog administrators prior to the update. Please stay tuned!

This is a screenshot of the message inviting blog authors to try the new 'Gutenberg' editor.
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Problems reported during file upload – Resolved

Some users reported problems uploading images to their blog sites between April 6 and 13, 2017. We believe that the issue only impacted users who were posting from off-campus on Mac devices.

Our security team applied a fix on Thursday, April 13, which we believe has resolved this issue.

As usual, if you experience any problems using, please submit a report though the online form found on the Contact Us page. SCHEDULED OUTAGE Friday, April 21, 2017 at 7:30 a.m. [UPDATED]

Update on Friday, April 21: The change was successful, and was available to users again by 8:50 a.m. will undergo an update on Friday, April 21, 2017 between 7:30 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. users, and visitors to your sites, will not be able to access the blogs during this time.

We apologize for any inconvenience this outage may cause.

Please report any problems you may experience post-update via the form linked on our Contact Us page. Outage 2017/03/17

The server became unresponsive on Friday, March 17, 2017 at 5:42 AM. The service was restarted and returned to normal at 7:27 AM. We are investigating the root cause.

Please accept our apologies for any problems this outage has caused.


Network outage affects access to 2017/03/12

An outage in Ryerson’s core network on Sunday morning prevented access to Please see the details below.


On Sunday March 12, 2017 at 3:00 AM, a core network device failed. This prevented all access from/to the Internet. Network services team resolved the issue and services resumed at 11:00 AM.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

-Computing and Communications Services