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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.

blog.ryerson.ca to become blog.torontomu.ca

Following the university’s recent name change, we will be changing the name of the blog.ryerson.ca WordPress blog network.

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

On this page:


TMU’s blog network name will be changing

On August 19, we will change the name of the “blog.ryerson.ca” WordPress blog network to “blog.torontomu.ca”. We recommend that you avoid accessing the blog network on that morning, from 12:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m., as any changes you make during that time may not be retained.

Your blog will have a new address

Once the network has been renamed, your blog’s address will end in “blog.torontomu.ca”. 

Visitors who try to access your blog site using the old “blog.ryerson.ca” address will automatically be redirected to the new address. Please take the time to review your blog site and update any references to “blog.ryerson.ca” that may be visible in the content of the blog.

Your user email account is not changing yet

At this time, we don’t have a schedule confirmed for the change to your @ryerson.ca email address. We will provide an update once that change has been planned.


How long do I have to update any links that have the old URL?

While we don’t have an exact timeline, we expect to have the redirect in place for about a year. This will give blog owners some time to update the blog.ryerson.ca links in our posts and pages to blog.torontomu.ca.


Tips for updating your blog

While the university transitions to its new name, we will have redirects that automatically update “blog.ryerson.ca” to “blog.torontomu.ca” for your blog visitors. These redirects will be retired at some point – please use this time to update your blog and all references to it.

Blog posts, pages and interface

The following areas should all be updated once the change to the blog network has happened:

  • Images and links to your media library (their code contains the old URL and will need to be updated).
  • University logos

The following are examples of areas to review and determine if are ready to be updated:

  • Text in posts or pages that include the name “Ryerson” or any short-forms
  • Links to *.ryerson.ca websites (including other pages in your blog)

TMU offers branding and renaming guides on “The Next Chapter” website.

These are examples of situations where you may have shared or posted the old blog address, and need to update it.

  • Posted a link to the blog on another website (like your D2L Brightspace course shell)
  • Included the link in documents that you share with others (like your course outline or weekly course materials)
  • Set up a redirect from a custom URL to your blog URL (please contact our team if your custom URL contains “ryerson” and you will be obtaining a new one)

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.

WordPress infrastructure maintenance November 17, 2021.

On Wednesday, November 17 from 12 a.m. to 9 a.m., blog.ryerson.ca will undergo infrastructure maintenance. During this time, blog creators and visitors may experience a brief outage of up to 5 minutes.


How will my blog be impacted?

During the process, a brief service interruption of 60 seconds to 5 minutes is expected and normal to occur.

If any issues related to this change come to light, they will be added to the bottom of this post.

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



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

WordPress infrastructure maintenance October 27, 2021.

On Wednesday, October 27 from 12 a.m. to 4 a.m., blog.ryerson.ca will undergo infrastructure maintenance. During this time, blog creators and visitors may experience a brief outage of up to 5 minutes.


How will my blog be impacted?

During the process, a brief service interruption of 60 seconds to 5 minutes is expected and normal to occur.

If any issues related to this change come to light, they will be added to the bottom of this post.

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



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.