Tag: core updates

A few more updates

We just updated these plugins:

Flickr Justified Gallery v3.4.0
Gravity Forms v1.9.15
Simple Calendar v3.0.12
Smooth Slider v2.8.3

Also, WP v4.2.2 was released a couple of days ago, so the core has been updated as well.


WP updated to version 4.4.1

Ok, we’re good. The multisite network’s core has been updated to version 4.4.1.

Plugins updated:

Akismet v 3.1.7
All In One SEO Pack v2.2.7.5
BE Subpages Widget v1.6
Breadcrumb NavXT v5.3.1
CMS Tree Page View v1.2.34
Contact Form 7 v4.3.1
Events Manager v5.6.2
Google Calendar Events v3.0.12
Google Language Translator v5.0.05
Hide YouTube Related Videos v1.4.2
iframe v4.2
Image Widget v4.2.12
Import users from CSV with meta v1.7.6
Instagram Feed v1.3.11
Maps Marker Pro v2.6.2
MaxGalleria v4.23
Meta Box v4.7.34
My Custom CSS v3.0
Regenerate Thumbnails v2.2.6
Simple Social Icons v1.0.13
Simple Staff List v1.19
Smooth Slider v2.8.34
Social Media Widget v4.0.4
TablePress v1.7
TinyMCE Advanced v4.2.8
TW Recent Posts Widget v1.0.5
WP-Polls v2.72

As usual, please let us know through our service request form if anything seems amiss.


Core and plugin updates

The network core and plugins will be updated before noon today. Downtime (if any) will be minimal. Status update will be posted here later today.


Back online

Our WordPress production server experienced a brief period of downtime this morning. Many thanks to ACCC Web Services for resurrecting the big machine, and thanks to those who notified us of the outage.

On an unrelated note, some of you may have noticed we updated the WordPress core and all plugins last week. The Simple Staff List plugin is misbehaving as a result, so we’re working on a fix now. Also note: all future Wordpress core and plugin updates will be applied to the multisite within two business days of their release.


Security update: WordPress v3.9.2

We were planning an eventual update to the WordPress core on the production server (i.e. – the live web server), but today’s security release hastened that. Version 3.9.2 patches a pretty big vulnerability, and we don’t like vulnerabilities on live web servers. So as of 3:47pm today, all Publish websites are running the latest version of WordPress.

We also updated the staging server (a.k.a. the “test server”) to match.

We now return to our regularly scheduled programming.


Staging server successfully updated

Hello all,

Just a quick update: the staging server (test.publish) has been successfully updated to WordPress version 3.9.1. If you experience any problems with your site, please contact us.

In addition to updating the WordPress core, the following plugins were updated:

BE Subpages Widget (v1.4)
CMS Tree Page View (v1.2.28)
Events Manager (v5.5.3.1)
Events Manager Pro  (v2.3.8.1)
Gravity Forms  (v1.8.8)
Image Widget  (v4.1)
MaxGalleria  (v2.2.2)
TinyMCE Advanced  (v4.0.2)
User Role Editor Pro  (v4.12)
WPMU Plugin Stats  (v2.0.1)

We have a few more plugin updates in the pipeline, as well as some updates to the template. We should be able to get to those tomorrow or on Wednesday. Thanks for reading, and have a happy Monday.


Brace yourself: WordPress 3.9.1 is coming

Dear site admins, content managers, editors, and writers,

On Monday, June 23, you may notice something different about your test.publish WordPress dashboard. Not to worry; it’s just the latest version of WordPress, currently scheduled to roll out at approximately 10 a.m. CST. Cosmetic enhancements aside, the upgrade also introduces several bug and security fixes as well as a few nifty feature enhancements. If you’re really into this kind of stuff, you might want to read the 3.9.1 release notes on WordPress.org. 

Also scheduled that day: plugin updates. Later in the week we hope to push out template updates, which include accessibility and style fixes from our vendor. 

Please note: these updates will be pushed to sites on the staging server. For example: kurtisawesome.publish.uic.edu (not an actual web site, but it very well could be). Updates to the live production server will be processed at a later date.

Everything should be fine, but please don’t hesitate to contact us if the update changes something unexpectedly, something doesn’t work, or if you’d just like to say hi.