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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: Attachment Importer bbPress Google Maps Pro Embed Webmap iframe […]

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 wp.nyu.edu were included in this release.  We are changing to a more modern and accessible theme developed to take advantage […]

New and accessible website

On 7/31/18, the Web Publishing service will release a new version of its main website at wp.nyu.edu that complies with accessibility standards. Everyone’s ability to login and create a site will remain the same. The purpose of this update is to give visitors of all abilities better control of their user experience.

WP Release Notes (WordPress Core Update 4.9.7)

In an effort to be more transparent, we are posting release notes for the latest update made to the Web Publishing service. WordPress Core Update: 4.9.7 Core Update 4.9.7 is a security and maintenance release focused on patching a major security vulnerability. Several other bugs were addressed in this core update, but it is unlikely […]

New! WP Release Notes (1.7 Release)

In an effort to be more transparent, we are posting release notes for the latest update made to the Web Publishing service. WordPress Core Update: 4.9.6 From the WordPress 4.9.6 release post: This privacy and maintenance release includes 37 enhancements, 51 bug fixes, and 2 tasks. See the full list of closed tickets in Trac. […]

WP Support Site Launch!

The Web Publishing support team has worked hard over the past few months to design a new site aimed at delivering the help you need as quickly as possible. The new WP support site is intended to be extremely user-friendly and it houses new information such as our most popular top 5 articles, links to […]

Reminder for Students Graduating this Fall

A quick reminder for those students who are graduating in December. Users lose access to the Web Publishing service shortly after graduation (or once they’ve left the university) and their respective sites get removed from the service. If you are graduating in December 2016, please be sure to export your site at the end of […]

Performance Improvement Maintenance 10/6-10/7

Please be advised that the NYU Web Publishing service will undergo performance improvement maintenance from Thursday, October 6, 2016, at 6 pm until Friday, October 7 at 10 am ET. During this window, all Web Publishing sites will be visible and placed in read-only mode. If you log in, any changes you make, including the […]