UW Blogs Network

April 12, 2018

Blogs Network has been upgraded to WordPress 4.9.5

At approximately 12:00 pm Thursday, April 12th 2018, the UW Blogs Network was updated to the current WordPress version (4.9.5) for a security and maintenance release.

Read More about the changes 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