WordPress is a great way for UP community members to create sites. We use it for class blogs, event sites, professional pages, and so on. It’s also the most popular system for creating a website in the world. In fact, according to the latest estimates over 33% of all websites on the entire internet are running WordPress. This popularity also means WordPress is a prime target for hacking and malware. With that in mind, Academic Technology Services and Innovation has decided to rethink our efforts toward keeping WordPress sites up to date with the latest security and bug fixes.
Going forward, our plan is to reserve morning hours of the first and third Fridays of each month for maintenance. That means the next window is AM hours on Friday, September 20. While we will always do our best to keep downtime to a minimum, it’s possible that UP WordPress sites will be inaccessible for part of the maintenance periods.
It’s important to Academic Technology Services and Innovation that our plans for WordPress work for those of you who are blogging, publishing, reading, and creating. If you would like to give feedback, get notified when WordPress will be unavailable, or learn more about using WordPress, please join our new listserve group.
Thanks for your understanding as we work to keep our campus computing resources and data secure. Questions or concerns? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.