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Release 1.13 – Security

The Web Publishing team discovered a security vulnerability Monday and corrected it by Tuesday. The Smush Pro plugin, which is used for image optimization, was patched by its developer Dec 10 and released in the Web Publishing environment overnight Dec 11. The Service Team does not anticipate any change to the user experience.

Plugin Retirement

As of January 10, 2019 at 10pm ET, the Web Publishing service will no longer provide access to certain plugins that are not heavily used, not secure, not accessible, are outdated, or contain conflicts. These are plugins that have been disabled for new sites for more than a year and have been replaced with alternatives, […]

WP Release Notes (1.12)

Release 1.12 contained updates to plugins and themes maintained by the WordPress community and other third-party developers.

WP Release Notes (1.11 Release)

Advanced search capability The team is happy to announce the inclusion of Relevanssi Premium, a plugin that provides advanced search features long requested by the community. ┬áThese include: Include taxonomies (tags and categories) as search termsSearch by author display nameWeight search results and choose content to push to the topCreate a log of user queries […]

WP Release Notes (1.10)

The NYU Web Publishing 1.10 release focused on iFrame functionality in addition to plugin and theme maintenance.

WP Release Notes (1.9.1)

In an effort to be more transparent, we are posting release notes for the latest update made to the Web Publishing service. Plugin and theme updates This release was for minor theme changes to the theme, Astor Place, and updates to the Gutenberg plugin. This allows documentation and template development to continue throughout the […]

WordPress Core 4.9.8 update

WordPress Core 4.9.8 is a maintenance release focused on preparing for Gutenberg and several privacy fixes. More information can be found on the WordPress core release blog. Site Setup Wizard Accessibility You may have noticed some changes to the look and feel of the site creation process recently. As part of our accessibility efforts, changes […]

Discontinuation of certain plugins for new sites

Web Publishing is discontinuing the availability of certain plugins because they no longer meet our accessibility requirements. Sites that currently use these plugins will not be affected and will still see these plugins as active. The following plugins will no longer be available for new sites and are tentatively scheduled for removal in January 2019: […]

Inaccessible Theme Update

We are discontinuing the availability of certain themes as they are no longer being maintained by the WordPress community. To ensure that NYU’s shared Web Publishing environment is secure for all users, the Service team works to keep active themes, plugins, and versions up-to-date. The following themes will no longer be available to switch over […]

WP Release Notes (1.8)

In an effort to be more transparent, we are posting release notes for the latest update made to the Web Publishing service. New home page The theme files for the first phase of the new were included in this release.  We are changing to a more modern and accessible theme developed to take advantage […]