Regular, scheduled updates to DoOO Homepages to begin on 11/20

Hey there, Domain of One’s Own Admins!

In case you missed the announcement in the October Roundup Newsletter, our infrastructure team is excited to begin regular, scheduled updates to core files, themes, and plugins for the main WordPress Homepage portal of Domain of One’s Own schools. Prior to this change, Reclaim Hosting has worked directly with DoOO admins to help oversee updates at their convenience and request. While this process has worked well enough in the past, it historically has led to delayed updates to WP DoOO Homepages, which ultimately becomes a security risk in the long run. We look forward to minimizing this risk by pushing out updates on a monthly schedule that folks can come to rely on. In addition, we hope this change will provide some relief to folks that were previously responsible for overseeing this work.

Our infrastructure team will use InfiniteWP to manage these updates, and our first scheduled maintenance is slated for Sunday, November 20, 2022. Going forward, updates will be scheduled on the third weekend of each month.

No additional steps are required of DoOO admins to be included in this scheduled work. If you would like to opt-out, however, please contact us to let us know.

Other details:

  • This work includes updates to core WP files, as well as installed themes and plugins; it does not include updates to PHP Versions or anything else
  • This work only applies to the main WP DoOO Homepage; it will not impact other WordPress sites living on your DoOO server
  • As always, we keep backups on hand and will make sure those are captured before any work begins.