UBS stewards will perform routine database maintenance this evening between 5PM – 10PM which may impact service performance. Page load times may increase slightly while this task is being performed.
Dear Blog Owners,
We would like to thank everyone who participated in the acceptance testing in the new QUAL environment. We are on track and preparing for the April 3rd, 2017 maintenance window as originally planned.
As noted on March 1, 2017, UBS will be migrating its current server setup to a new version of the Linux operating system on April 3rd. We will be migrating all customer sites at the same time. What this means is we will be taking the service offline between 7AM and 12PM to ensure we’re capturing all site content and settings and to complete post-migration test cases.
Please feel free to continue testing your content at https://qual.sites.utexas.edu. Do note that any new issues relating to the migration discovered after this point will be noted and put into our work queue for deployment at a later date.
See further updates at https://sites.utexas.edu/. Got questions? Send them on over to email@example.com.
Tonight we will be updating how email is send from the UBS server. This is in response to upgrades that ITS Systems is performing with campus email appliances.
No service interruption is expected, however, if you should for any reason stop receiving any emails from the UBS server where you otherwise expect an email, please do contact the ITS Service Desk with a description of how this email is reproduced and the kind of email that you expect.
UBS will be migrating its current server setup to a new version of the Linux operating system this April. Starting today, UBS customers are invited to visit their respective sites on qual.sites.utexas.edu and test for any defects.
Please note that this server is ONLY available to the campus network or VPN.
Direct any questions you may have to firstname.lastname@example.org for further assistance.
The University Blog Service will undergo a planned quarterly maintenance this evening. Updates to the operating system will be followed by a quick reboot.
Thank you for your patience!
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.