Category Archives: Upgrade

Maintenance Window October 5, 2022

From October 5 at 10:00 p.m until October 6 at 2:00 a.m., blog.ryerson.ca will undergo maintenance. There may be a brief interruption of service during this time.

How will my blog be impacted?

You may experience a disruption of service for up to 5 minutes during this maintenance period.

Once completed, we do not expect any impact to blogs on our network.

If your blog behaves differently after the maintenance, please be sure to let us know right away.


If you have any questions or concerns, please submit an inquiry to the online form found on the Contact Us page.

Upgrade to WordPress 6.0 September 9, 2022.

On Friday, September 9 from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m., we will be upgrading blog.torontomu.ca to a new version. During this time, blog creators and visitors may experience a brief outage.

WordPress 6.0 “Arturo”

This upgrade introduces a number of improvements to the writing experience, block themes, new uses for featured images and more!


How will my blog be impacted?

As always, a broad range of tests will be conducted to ensure the upgrade doesn’t negatively impact the blogs on blog.torontomu.ca.

Unfortunately, not all combinations of plugins, themes and content types can be tested in advance of the upgrade. If any issues related to the upgrade come to light, they will be added to the bottom of this post.

After the upgrade is complete, please contact us if you have any issues with areas of your site that worked prior to the update.


Known issues after this WordPress upgrade

No issues specific to this upgrade have been found yet.


If you have any questions or concerns, please submit an inquiry to the online form found on the Contact Us page.

Upgrade to WordPress 5.9 March 18, 2022.

On Friday, March 18 from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m., we will be upgrading blog.ryerson.ca to a new version. During this time, blog creators and visitors may experience a brief outage.

WordPress 5.9 “Josephine”

This upgrade, “Josephine“, introduces improvements to block site editing.


How will my blog be impacted?

As always, a broad range of tests will be conducted to ensure the upgrade doesn’t negatively impact the blogs on blog.ryerson.ca.

Unfortunately, not all combinations of plugins, themes and content types can be tested in advance of the upgrade. If any issues related to the upgrade come to light, they will be added to the bottom of this post.

After the upgrade is complete, please contact us if you have any issues with areas of your site that worked prior to the update.


Known issues after this WordPress upgrade

No issues specific to this upgrade have been found yet.


If you have any questions or concerns, please submit an inquiry to the online form found on the Contact Us page.

Upgrade to WordPress 5.8 October 15, 2021.

On Friday, October 15 from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m., we will be upgrading blog.ryerson.ca to a new version. During this time, blog creators and visitors may experience a brief outage.

WordPress 5.8 “Tatum”

This upgrade, “Tatum“, introduces block widgets for aiding in page design, duotone filters for colourizing images, a new “Query Loop Block” to display groups of posts and pages… and more.


How will my blog be impacted?

As always, a broad range of tests will be conducted to ensure the upgrade doesn’t negatively impact the blogs on blog.ryerson.ca.

Unfortunately, not all combinations of plugins, themes and content types can be tested in advance of the upgrade. If any issues related to the upgrade come to light, they will be added to the bottom of this post.

After the upgrade is complete, please contact us if you have any issues with areas of your site that worked prior to the update.


Known issues after this WordPress upgrade

No issues specific to this upgrade have been found yet.


If you have any questions or concerns, please submit an inquiry to the online form found on the Contact Us page.

Upgrade to WordPress 5.7 June 11, 2021.

On Friday, June 11 from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m., we will be upgrading blog.ryerson.ca to a new version. During this time, blog creators and visitors may experience a brief outage.

WordPress 5.7 “Esperanza”

This upgrade, “Esperanza“, introduces more improvements to the block editor, including full-height alignment, new button layouts and automatic saving of reusable blocks.


How will my blog be impacted?

As always, a broad range of tests will be conducted to ensure the upgrade doesn’t negatively impact the blogs on blog.ryerson.ca.

Unfortunately, not all combinations of plugins, themes and content types can be tested in advance of the upgrade. If any issues related to the upgrade come to light, they will be added to the bottom of this post.

After the upgrade is complete, please contact us if you have any issues with areas of your site that worked prior to the update.


Known issues after this WordPress upgrade

No issues specific to this upgrade have been found yet.


If you have any questions or concerns, please submit an inquiry to the online form found on the Contact Us page.

Upgrade to WordPress 5.6 February 05, 2021.

On Friday, February 05 from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m., we will be upgrading blog.ryerson.ca to a new version. During this time, blog creators and visitors may experience a brief outage.

WordPress 5.6 “Simone”

This upgrade enhances the block editing experience with new block patterns and layout flexibility. This release also comes with a new theme, Twenty Twenty-One.


How will my blog be impacted?

As always, a broad range of tests will be conducted to ensure the upgrade doesn’t negatively impact the blogs on blog.ryerson.ca.

Unfortunately, not all combinations of plugins, themes and content types can be tested in advance of the upgrade. If any issues related to the upgrade come to light, they will be added to the bottom of this post.

After the upgrade is complete, please contact us if you have any issues with areas of your site that worked prior to the update.


Known issues after this WordPress upgrade

No issues specific to this upgrade have been found yet.


If you have any questions or concerns, please submit an inquiry to the online form found on the Contact Us page.

Upgrade to WordPress 5.5 October 16, 2020.

On Friday, October 16 from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m., we will be upgrading blog.ryerson.ca to a new version. During this time, blog creators and visitors may experience a brief outage.

WordPress 5.5 “Eckstine”

This upgrade introduces lazy image loading, and improvements to the block editor, including accessibility enhancements and new block patterns.


How will my blog be impacted?

As always, a broad range of tests will be conducted to ensure the upgrade doesn’t negatively impact the blogs on blog.ryerson.ca.

Unfortunately, not all combinations of plugins, themes and content types can be tested in advance of the upgrade. If any issues related to the upgrade come to light, they will be added to the bottom of this post.

After the upgrade is complete, please contact us if you have any issues with areas of your site that worked prior to the update.


Known issues after this WordPress upgrade

No issues specific to this upgrade have been found yet.


If you have any questions or concerns, please submit an inquiry to the online form found on the Contact Us page.

Upgrade to WordPress 5.4 May 29, 2020.

On Friday, May 29 from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m., we will be upgrading blog.ryerson.ca to a new version. During this time, blog creators and visitors may experience a brief outage.

WordPress 5.4 “Adderley”

This upgrade includes improvements to the block editor, including accessibility enhancements and two new blocks for adding social icons and buttons.


How will my blog be impacted?

As always, a broad range of tests will be conducted to ensure the upgrade doesn’t negatively impact the blogs on blog.ryerson.ca.

Unfortunately, not all combinations of plugins, themes and content types can be tested in advance of the upgrade. If any issues related to the upgrade come to light, they will be added to the bottom of this post.

After the upgrade is complete, please contact us if you have any issues with areas of your site that worked prior to the update.


Known issues after the WordPress 5.4 upgrade

No issues specific to this upgrade have been found yet.


If you have any questions or concerns, please submit an inquiry to the online form found on the Contact Us page.

Upgrade to WordPress 5.3 January 31, 2020.

On Friday, January 31 from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m., we will be upgrading blog.ryerson.ca to a new version. During this time, blog creators and visitors may experience a brief outage.

WordPress 5.3 “Kirk”

This upgrade includes improvements to the block editor, including accessibility enhancements and a new “group” block for combining blocks into their own unit.

In addition, the new Twenty Twenty theme will come with this upgrade.


How will my blog be impacted?

As always, a broad range of tests will be conducted to ensure the upgrade doesn’t negatively impact the blogs on blog.ryerson.ca.

Unfortunately, not all combinations of plugins, themes and content types can be tested in advance of the upgrade. If any issues related to the upgrade come to light, they will be added to the bottom of this post.

After the upgrade is complete, please contact us if you have any issues with areas of your site that worked prior to the update.


Known issues after the WordPress 5.3 upgrade

No issues specific to this upgrade have been found yet.


If you have any questions or concerns, please submit an inquiry to the online form found on the Contact Us page.

Upgrade to WordPress 5.2.2 August 09, 2019

On Friday, August 9 from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m., we will be upgrading blog.ryerson.ca to version 5.2.2, “Jaco”. During this time, blog creators and visitors may experience a brief outage.

WordPress 5.2.2 “Jaco”

This upgrade doesn’t introduce many visible changes, instead focusing on improvements to the behind-the-scenes site health features for the network administrator, accessibility and bug fixes.


How will my blog be impacted?

As always, we are conducting a broad range of tests to ensure the upgrade doesn’t negatively impact our network of sites. Unfortunately, we cannot test all combinations of plugins, themes and content types. If we find any issues related to the upgrade, I will add them to the bottom of this post.

After the upgrade is complete, please contact us if you have any issues with areas of your site that worked prior to the update.


Known issues after the WordPress 5.2.2 upgrade

No issues specific to this upgrade have been found yet.