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September 21, 2017

Blogs Network has been upgraded to WordPress 4.8.2

At approximately 3 pm Thursday, Sept 21st 2017, the UW Blogs Network has been updated to the current WordPress version (4.8.2):

Read More about 4.8.2 at WordPress.org

Occa­sion­ally, sites with one of the older UW based themes do not update correctly.  If your site is one of them, there is a sim­ple workaround:

  1. Login to https://blogs.uw.edu/{sitename}/wp-admin/themes.php
    1. Be sure and change ‘{site­name}’ to the actual name of your site, usu­ally your netid or a depart­men­tal netid.
  2. Acti­vate a different theme.
  3. Re-activate the orig­i­nal theme. — that should clear up the problem.
  4. If that does not clear up the problem, it is possible that the theme is not compatible with PHP 7, in which case please see the following post:  http://blogs.uw.edu/blog/2016/10/07/notes-from-recent-php-7-update-on-uw-blogs/

If you have any other questions, please contact:

UW-IT Customer Services
help at uw.edu
206-221-5000