While connected to the University of Bristol network, you can preview the next major release of WordPress on the demo site. Interested users should visit – https://blogs-demo.rit.bris.ac.uk or to check a specific demo site visit the version of the domain, e.g. example.blogs-demo.rit.bris.ac.uk or www-example-com.blogs-demo.rit.bris.ac.uk.
More information about the changes in the latest release can be found here:
WordPress 4.9 Release Candidate 3
All custom domains configured to be used on blogs.ilrt.org will now also have a Let’s Encrypt SSL certificate created within 24 hours for use on the domain. This means by default these websites will be accessed securely.
Once an SSL certificate has been generated all http:// requests will be redirected over the https:// version of your custom website address.
The developers of the commercial theme Canvas has issued a notification that the theme will n longer be supported after Aug 20th, 2018.
Further information can be found here: http://mailchi.mp/woocommerce/canvas-no-longer-selling?e=2994d2863b
Alternative themes are available from within the dashboard area. Plus you can request that additional themes are installed from https://wordpress.org/themes/
How to get Help
The following commercial plugin has been updated:
The following options have now been enabled for all website hosted using blogs.ilrt.org
- Cache feeds: site, categories, tags, comments
- Cache SSL (https) requests