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WordPress website servers being updated January 20-25

Lacy Paschal

(An email to all WordPress users was sent out Wednesday, January 18 — with a notification about this update.)

We will be performing a web server infrastructure update next week for WordPress websites.

alert-icon-red-11In order to facilitate updating these servers, which house approximately 200 websites and includes over 700 users, we are implementing a content freeze and will restrict access to all WordPress editing functionality.

    • Content freeze began FRIDAY, JANUARY 20 at 3:00 p.m.
    • Update will be completed, with access restored by WEDNESDAY, January 25. 

This freeze period allows us to update the underlying infrastructure for all of these sites and removes the possibility that any changes might be made to content on those sites that would get overwritten as part of the update process. 

All website editors need to take note. During the content freeze (which includes MONDAY, January 23 and TUESDAY, January 24)  — you will not have access to WordPress to make changes to your website.

If you have any problems following the update (after access has been restored on January 25), open a help ticket with Web Communications.


If you have any questions about the content freeze, or if something urgent occurs DURING the content freeze that would require an update to your website, please contact Web Communications for assistance via the Web Communications Help Desk.

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