The University Blog Service team will be updating its WordPress installation from 4.5.3 to 4.6.1 during the scheduled maintenance window on December 1st, 2016. The service will experience outages between 5PM and 10PM while the team performs all update operations.
This release is a maintenance and security update which includes the following changes
Editor Improvements in 4.6
Improved Auto Save Feature
WordPress 4.6 brings improvements to autosave feature in WordPress. Previously, when users disabled revisions, it also affected restoring posts from autosave feature.
WordPress 4.6 will fix this issue and users can restore WordPress posts from browser backups and autosave even when they have revisions disabled.
Highlighting Broken Links
If you are using the visual editor to write posts, then adding a broken URL will be highlighted.
As soon as you add a link, WordPress will check if the link is valid. If you take the cursor to the linked text, then you will see the link in red color instead of the usual blue.