Category Archives: Alert

Important changes to is now hosted outside of Ryerson

On August 20, 2019, Ryerson’s WordPress network,, 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 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 about the changes to, please submit an inquiry to the online form found on the Contact Us page.

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.

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