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.