WordPress 3.7 Roll-out started

wp3-7-180x180We’re committed to keeping our clients protected from bad things on the Internet and as part of that process we’re upgrading the first batch of 15 client sites to the latest and greatest version of WordPress.

These are being upgraded well outside of working hours (3am), so sites will have minimal disruption – expected to be no more than 15 minutes. Clients on standard support contracts will receive this update for FREE, those on PAYG contracts will be charged £50 + VAT.

Rolling out in batches of 15 sites per week suggests we’ll have completed the roll-out to all customers before the end of the year.

This provides a number of benefits:

  • Upgrade to the latest and most secure version of WordPress (3.7.1)
  • Addition of automated update protection
  • Adding an automated roll-back process

Support for the previous version will be maintained until at least Spring 2014 so if you don’t want to upgrade then please contact us now and we’ll delay the process. Some client sites have already been identified as not on the list, and these will be held at the current version until a specific migration plan is created.

Once upgraded, all future minor upgrades will be automatically applied and tested.

Thanks for your patience and working with us to maintain the high level of service availability you’ve come to expect from us.