UW Blogs Network

January 27, 2017

Blogs Net­work has been upgraded to Word­Press 4.7.2

At approximately 2 pm Friday, January 27th, 2017, the UW Blogs Network has been updated to the newest current WordPress version (4.7) which is a major release:

Read More about 4.7 on WordPress.org

We have also updated to security release 4.7.2:

WordPress Security Release

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