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Important changes to blog.ryerson.ca

blog.ryerson.ca is now hosted outside of Ryerson

On August 20, 2019, Ryerson’s WordPress network, blog.ryerson.ca, was moved from local campus servers to an external provider that hosts servers in Canada.


No visible impact to your blog sites

Your blog site has the same web address (URL) and content as it had prior to the move. You will be able to update your site as usual.

A change to the way we add new users

From now on, new user accounts can only be created by the blog.ryerson.ca administrators. If a user already has an account, you will be able to add them to your blog.

If you are having difficulty adding someone to your blog, and suspect they may not have an account on the blog system, please submit an inquiry to the online form found on the Contact Us page of our website. Be sure to include the usernames and roles of the people you wish to add to your blog, along with your blog address.

For more information, please see: Add users to your blog


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


Extended outage for blog.ryerson.ca on August 20 – 21, 2019

blog.ryerson.ca will be unavailable from 5 a.m. on Tuesday, August 20 until 5 p.m. on Wednesday, August 21 for maintenance on our hosting platform.

Blogs hosted on blog.ryerson.ca will not be available to visit nor update during this outage.


Updates:

August 23 AM: We believe that the bulk of the login issues have been resolved. Please let us know if you have any issues logging in or accessing your blogs! Thank you again for your co-operation!

August 21 AM: As you can see, blog.ryerson.ca is up and running again! Please note, however, that we are still working on some issues around logging in. Thank you for your ongoing co-operation!


blog.ryerson.ca will now be hosted outside of Ryerson

During this outage, blog.ryerson.ca will be moved from local campus servers to an external provider that hosts servers in Canada.

No visible impact to your blog sites

After the move, your blog site will have the same web address (URL) and content as it had prior to the move. You will be able to update your site as usual.

Questions?

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


WordPress outage April 12, 2019

On Friday, April 12 from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m., the blog.ryerson.ca network will be undergoing maintenance, requiring an outage of at least 1 hour.


How will my blog be impacted?

We do not anticipate any impact to the individual blogs on the network, as we are not changing the WordPress interface itself.

As always, we are conducting a broad range of tests to ensure the upgrade doesn’t negatively impact our network of sites. Unfortunately, we cannot test all combinations of plugins, themes and content types. If we find any issues related to the upgrade, I will add them 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.

Problems reported during file upload – Resolved

Some blog.ryerson.ca 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 blog.ryerson.ca, please submit a report though the online form found on the Contact Us page.

blog.ryerson.ca SCHEDULED OUTAGE Friday, April 21, 2017 at 7:30 a.m. [UPDATED]

Update on Friday, April 21: The change was successful, and blog.ryerson.ca was available to users again by 8:50 a.m.


blog.ryerson.ca will undergo an update on Friday, April 21, 2017 between 7:30 a.m. and 8:00 a.m.

blog.ryerson.ca 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.