Upgrade to WordPress 5.3 January 31, 2020.

On Friday, January 31 from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m., we will be upgrading blog.ryerson.ca to a new version. During this time, blog creators and visitors may experience a brief outage.

WordPress¬†5.3¬†“Kirk”

This upgrade includes improvements to the block editor, including accessibility enhancements and a new “group” block for combining blocks into their own unit.

In addition, the new Twenty Twenty theme will come with this upgrade.


How will my blog be impacted?

As always, a broad range of tests will be conducted to ensure the upgrade doesn’t negatively impact the blogs on blog.ryerson.ca.

Unfortunately, not all combinations of plugins, themes and content types can be tested in advance of the upgrade. If any issues related to the upgrade come to light, they will be added to the bottom of this post.

After the upgrade is complete, please contact us if you have any issues with areas of your site that worked prior to the update.


Known issues after the WordPress 5.3 upgrade

No issues specific to this upgrade have been found yet.


If you have any questions or concerns, please submit an inquiry to the online form found on the Contact Us page.