• UW Theme Updated to 1.10.0

    On Thursday, July 9, the WordPress UW Theme was updated to version 1.10.0. A full list of changes in this version of the UW Theme can be reviewed in the changelog. This release is mostly filled …

  • Important Update Relating to wpDataTables Table Display

    It was brought to our attention recently that several wpDataTables that were using Google Sheets as its source were no longer displaying data even though the source tables were still working correctly.

  • Events Calendar and Gravity Forms Updates

    The Events Calendar and Gravity Forms plugins have been updated to the latest versions in production.

  • WordPress Core Updated to Version 5.4.1

    WiscWeb was updated to WordPress Core version 5.4.1 on May 21.

  • UW Theme Updated to 1.9.0

    On Thursday, March 5, the WordPress UW Theme was updated to version 1.9.0. A full list of changes in this version of the UW Theme can be reviewed in the changelog.

  • Known Issues with Modsecurity Update of February 28

    In rolling out the Modsecurity updates of February 28, our team has uncovered a few recurring issues that are affecting a good portion of our users. We are currently working on updates to our configuration …

  • Important: Revised Rollout Date for Modsecurity Updates

    Modsecurity changes planned for March 2nd are rolling out early due to a botnet attack Friday morning that resulted in a service-wide outage. Please report any and all error messages to the WiscWeb team via the customer support form.

  • Important Updates Regarding Service Impacts Starting Monday, March 2

    We will soon be making an important change to Modsecurity settings for the service to combat botnet attacks. This change may affect your sites and it is requested that you review this information and report any issues found.

  • WiscWeb Domain Redirect Updates

    When the service moved to native WordPress domain mapping in August of 2019, this changed the way that users can login to their WiscWeb sites.

  • Important Changes to Launch and Plugin Activation Processes

    We would like to make all site owners aware of two important changes that are now in effect for our services: All site launches, including launches of new domains, now require two weeks’ notice. Requests …

  • UW Theme Updated to 1.8.0

    On Thursday, January 9, the WordPress UW Theme was updated to version 1.8.0. A full list of changes in this version of the UW Theme can be reviewed in the changelog.

  • New Training Videos Posted

    Though we would always recommend in-person training to learn the basics of the UW Theme, we have created three videos that cover the same topics for “just in time” training needs. You can view those …

  • WordPress Core 5.3.1 Security and Maintenance Release

    WordPress recently updated Core to version 5.3.1 to accommodate some security- and maintenance-related fixes. WiscWeb has rolled out this update on December 13, 2019. 

  • Decommissioning of Enhanced Media Library Plugin

    Due to unforeseen conflicts with the plugin and the latest version of WP Core, as well as the fact that the plugin has been abandoned by the developer, we have decided to decommission the Enhanced Media Library plugin for the WiscWeb service.

  • WiscWeb Holiday Availability

    The WiscWeb team will have low availability during the winter holidays (December 23, 2019 – January 2, 2020). Please expect delays in messaging. Outage Reporting If you experience a site outage during the holidays, please …

  • WordPress Core Update to 5.3

    The WiscWeb Service was updated to WordPress Core version 5.3 on Monday, November 25, 2019. This update is mostly related to changes to and fixes for the Gutenberg editor, which is not yet available with the UW Theme. More information about these changes can be found on the WordPress website. 

  • UW Theme Updated to 1.7.0

    On Thursday, November 7, the WordPress UW Theme was updated to version 1.7.0 within the WiscWeb Service. A full list of changes in this version can be reviewed in the changelog. Here is the one …

  • Gravity Forms Alert After Update

    If you are seeing a new alert message in your Gravity Forms notifications settings, fear not. This is not something that should interfere with the functioning of your forms.

  • Plugin Updates for October 2019

    After testing the plugins in our Dev and QA environments, we will be rolling out plugin updates to a few of our more major plugins on Thursday, October 24. We plan to roll these out …

  • Performance Improvements for July and August 2019

    Over the past two months, various members of DoIT, University Marketing, and CALS have been focusing on key performance updates for the WiscWeb service to improve page load times. This effort was in response to reports of slow page load times for both authenticated (logged into the editing environment) and unauthenticated (not logged in, your general website visitors) users of the tool. We would like to provide an update on the status of this endeavor.

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