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).
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)
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.
On Friday, April 12 from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m., the blog.ryerson.ca network will be undergoing maintenance, requiring an outage of at least 1 hour.
How will my blog be impacted?
We do not anticipate any impact to the individual blogs on the network, as we are not changing the WordPress interface itself.
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.