Category Archives: Upgrade

Upgrade on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 – blog.ryerson.ca to upgrade to WordPress 4.6, ‘Pepper’

blog.ryerson.ca will be upgraded to WordPress 4.6 on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 between 6:00am and 8:00am.

blog.ryerson.ca users, and visitors to your sites, may experience a brief outage during this time.

This upgrade includes some feature changes, security fixes and performance updates.
Details can be found here.

Please report any problems you may experience post-upgrade via the form linked on our Contact Us page.

What’s New in “Pepper”?

  • A new inline link checker.
  • Drafts saved to your browser (for easy content recovery if you lose your internet connection while authoring a post).
  • Faster loading of admin interface, through use of fonts already installed on your device.

Upgrade on Friday, May 28, 2016 to WordPress 4.5.2, ‘Coleman’

blog.ryerson.ca will be upgraded to WordPress 4.5.2 on Friday, May 27, 2016 between 6:00am and 8:00am.

blog.ryerson.ca users and visitors to your sites may experience a brief outage during this time.

This upgrade includes some feature changes, security fixes and performance updates.
Details can be found here.

Please report any problems you may experience post-upgrade via the form linked on our Contact Us page.

Friday, March 11, 2016 – blog.ryerson.ca to upgrade to WordPress 4.4.2, ‘Clifford’

blog.ryerson.ca will be upgraded to WordPress 4.4.2 on Friday, March 11, 2016 between 6:00am and 8:00am.

blog.ryerson.ca users and visitors to your sites may experience a brief outage during this time.

This upgrade includes some feature changes, security fixes and performance updates.
Details can be found here.

Please report any problems you may experience post-upgrade via the form linked on our Contact Us page.

What’s New in “Clifford”?

  • A new default theme, Twenty Sixteen (preview it here!)
  • Responsive Images.
  • New ability to embed WordPress posts into other WordPress posts.


Friday, October 2, 2015 – blog.ryerson.ca to upgrade to WordPress 4.3.1, ‘Billie’

blog.ryerson.ca will be upgraded to WordPress 4.3.1 on Friday, October 02, 2015 between 6:00am and 8:00am.

blog.ryerson.ca users and visitors to your sites may experience a brief outage during this time.

This upgrade includes some feature changes, security fixes and performance updates.
Details can be found here.

Please report any problems you may experience post-upgrade via the form linked on our Contact Us page.

What’s New in “Billie”?

  • Menu editor in the Customizer.
  • Shortcuts to formatting text in your posts.
  • Site icons, that appear in browser tabs, bookmarks, and on the home screen of mobile devices.
  • Various coding and security fixes.


Friday, February 6, 2015 – blog.ryerson.ca to upgrade to WordPress 4.1, ‘Dinah’

blog.ryerson.ca will be upgraded to WordPress 4.1 on Friday, February, 2015 between 6:00am and 8:00am.

blog.ryerson.ca users and visitors to your sites may experience a brief outage during this time.

This upgrade includes some feature changes, security fixes and performance updates.
Details can be found here.

Please report any problems you may experience post-upgrade via the form linked on our Contact Us page.

What’s New in “Dinah”?

  • A new default theme, Twenty Fifteen (preview it here!)
  • A ‘distraction-free writing’ mode in the post/page editor.
  • Log out everywhere – make sure you are logged out of your WordPress site in all locations.
  • Vine embeds, by simply pasting a URL onto its own line in a post (similar to current Youtube and Vimeo capability in WordPress).

Friday, October 3, 2014 – blog.ryerson.ca to upgrade to WordPress 4.0, ‘Benny’

blog.ryerson.ca will be upgraded to WordPress 4.0 on Friday, October 3, 2014 between 6:00am and 8:00am.

blog.ryerson.ca users and visitors to your sites may experience a brief outage during this time.

This upgrade includes some feature changes, security fixes and performance updates.
Details can be found here.

Please report any problems you may experience post-upgrade via the form linked on our Contact Us page.

What’s New in “Benny”?

  • Media manager given a grid layout
  • embeds can now be previewed in the post/page editor ( Check out all of the embeds that WordPress supports.)

Friday, May 16, 2014 – blog.ryerson.ca to upgrade to WordPress 3.9.1, ‘Smith’

blog.ryerson.ca will be upgraded to WordPress 3.9.1 on Friday, May 16, 2014 between 6:00am and 8:00am.

blog.ryerson.ca users and visitors to your sites may experience a brief outage during this time.

This upgrade includes some feature changes, security fixes and performance updates.
Details can be found here.

Please report any problems you may experience post-upgrade via the form linked on our Contact Us page.

What’s New in “Smith”?

  • Visual Editor updated to improve speed, accessibility and mobile support, in addition to improved ability to accept content copied from word processing software.
  • Drag & drop, and edit images in the post editor
  • Preview image galleries in the post editor
  • Create audio and video playlists

Friday, February 07, 2014 – blog.ryerson.ca to upgrade to WordPress 3.8.1, ‘Parker’

blog.ryerson.ca will be upgraded to WordPress 3.8.1 on Friday, February 07, 2014 between 6:00am and 8:00am.

blog.ryerson.ca users and visitors to your sites may experience a brief outage during this time.

This upgrade includes some feature changes, security fixes and performance updates.
Details can be found here.

Please report any problems you may experience post-upgrade via the form linked on our Contact Us page.

What’s New in “Parker”?

  • a new look and feel to the admin panel and Dashboard
  • a new default theme, Twenty Fourteen (see it in action!)

Friday, December 06, 2013 – blog.ryerson.ca to upgrade to WordPress 3.7.1, ‘Basie’’

blog.ryerson.ca will be upgraded to WordPress 3.7.1 on Friday, December 06, 2013 between 7:00am and 8:00am.

blog.ryerson.ca users and visitors to your sites may experience a brief outage during this time.

This is upgrade includes some feature changes, security fixes and performance updates.
Details can be found here.

Please report any problems you may experience post-upgrade via the form linked on our Contact Us page.

What’s New in “Basie”?

  • mostly background changes, such as automatic updates for minor releases
  • no real interface changes

Friday, August 23, 2013 – blog.ryerson.ca to upgrade to WordPress 3.6, ‘Oscar’

blog.ryerson.ca will be upgraded to WordPress 3.6 on Friday, August 23, 2013 between 7:00am and 8:00am.

This is upgrade includes some feature changes, security fixes and performance updates. Details can be found here.

Please report any problems you may experience post-upgrade via the form linked on our Contact Us page.

What’s New in “Green”?

Here are some of the highlights of WordPress 3.6. There are many many more updates that may not be as apparent.

  • New Twenty Thirteen theme
  • Post locking and improved autosave of posts and pages
  • Improved Menu editor