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Upgrade to Version 5.2.2

The Web Publishing team will perform system upgrades on the WordPress platform (wp.nyu.edu) on the evening (EST) Friday, July 19. How will this affect you? No downtime is expected, however, user experience and functionality might be affected on the back-end for website administrators. Need help? This maintenance is being performed off-peak hours to minimize disruption. […]

Accessibility footer added to all sites

In compliance with NYU’s Digital Accessibility policy, we added a link to the Accessibility page across every website’s footer.

2019.2 Release

The Web Publishing team will perform system upgrades on the WordPress platform (wp.nyu.edu) on Wednesday, April 17 at 10P-12A. How will this affect you? No downtime is expected, however, user experience and functionality might be affected on the back-end for site administrators. Need help? This maintenance is being performed off-peak hours to minimize disruption. If […]

2019.1 Release

The Web Publishing team will perform system upgrades on the WordPress platform (wp.nyu.edu) from 8pm to 12am (EST) Friday, March 22. How will this affect you? No downtime is expected, however, user experience and functionality might be affected on the back-end for website administrators. Need help? This maintenance is being performed off-peak hours to minimize […]

Release 2019.0

Happy new year! We’ve changed our version numbers to match the year, meaning that our first release this year will be 2019.0. This release includes a new theme, plugin cleanup, as well as the usual updates to plugins and themes.

Release 1.14

The Web Publishing team learned of a security vulnerability and corrected it Tuesday, 12/18. The vulnerability was discovered as part of testing for WordPress 5.0, and changes were back-ported by the community, allowing the NYU WP team to update to 4.9.9. The Service Team does not anticipate any change to the user experience.

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

The following plugins will be retired beginning January 10, 2019. Check the included list for possible 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.