We are performing a major upgrade to the blogs.brown.edu service from 7AM-8AM on April 5. The system will be unavailable during the upgrade.
As you may know, blogs.brown.edu is built on WordPress, an open source blogging platform. The core is fastidiously maintained by a company named Automattic.
In addition to the WordPress core, the system is augmented with a number of plugins and themes. Over time, the principle developers involved in plugin and theme development can decide to discontinue support. When that happens, we are notified sometimes. Other times, when we look for support, we see this type of message:
When this happens, new features are no longer added to the plugins and themes, but additionally, bugs are not fixed. As a result, a number of themes and plugins are no longer compatible with our platform:
- Subscribe to Comments
- Wickett Twitter Widget
- DePo Masthead
Please be advised that Brown’s blog service at this domain will be taken down for a major software upgrade on Wednesday, March 15 from 6AM – 8AM. No work is required from end-users, authors, editors or subscribers. The upgrade will be validated by CIS in the same timeframe and the results will be published on the site in a comment to this post.
Now on 4.6. Enjoy!