Update to WordPress Network 4.3

As of today, we have upgraded our WordPress site to version 4.3.

To quote from WordPress.org:

Version 4.3 of WordPress, named “Billie” in honor of jazz singer Billie Holiday, is available for download or update in your WordPress dashboard. New features in 4.3 make it even easier to format your content and customize your site.

It offers new improvements to the Admin panel for a faster experience and a new formatting shortcut for quicker typing.

For more Information, click here.

Maintenance and Upgrades to WordPress

The IT department will be upgrading our WordPress site to version 4.2.

If you haven’t, please make sure all draft’s are saving or backed up to a Word document.  IT will also be backing up the database before the upgrade is started.

All Theme and plugin updates will coincide with the upgrade.

To learn more about the upgrade, please visit WordPress.org’s announcement regarding the the new version.


WordPress Update 4.1.1

As of today, we have upgraded our WordPress site to version 4.1.1.

To quote from WordPress.org:

WordPress 4.1.1 is now available. This maintenance release fixes 21 bugs in version 4.1.

Some of you may have been waiting to update to the latest version until now, but there just wasn’t much to address. WordPress 4.1 was a smooth-sailing release and has seen more than 14 million downloads in the last two months.

For more Information, click here.

Two New Themes

As of today, two new themes have been added to the GMercyU WordPress hosting.

The first theme is the Twenty Twelve theme.

As described by WordPress.org:

The 2012 theme for WordPress is a fully responsive theme that looks great on any device. Features include a front page template with its own widgets, an optional display font, styling for post formats on both index and single views, and an optional no-sidebar page template. Make it yours with a custom menu, header image, and background.

The second theme is the new Twenty Fifteen theme.

Our 2015 default theme is clean, blog-focused, and designed for clarity. Twenty Fifteen’s simple, straightforward typography is readable on a wide variety of screen sizes, and suitable for multiple languages. We designed it using a mobile-first approach, meaning your content takes center-stage, regardless of whether your visitors arrive by smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer.

Both themes are available in the Appearance > Themes option.

WordPress 4.1 Update

Today, WordPress updated to version 4.1 codename “Dinah”.

To quote from WordPress.org:

Version 4.1 of WordPress, named “Dinah” in honor of jazz singer Dinah Washington, is available for download or update in your WordPress dashboard. New features in WordPress 4.1 help you focus on your writing, and the new default theme lets you show it off in style.

If there are any problems with your site becasue of the update, please email IT

New Theme for GMercyU Hosting

A new theme for the entire hosting site of GMercyU has been added and will replace the existing theme.

This theme is a child theme from Hemingway theme

Has posted from in their description:

Hemingway is a clean, beautiful and responsive two-column theme for bloggers. Features responsive design, retina-ready assets, full-width header image with parallax scrolling effect, custom accent color, custom logo upload, custom widgets (video, Flickr and Dribbble), page templates and translation-ready code.

Existing sites will be switching over to this new theme.

All you need to know about POODLE

Recently a vulnerability called “POODLE” has been making the rounds through out the internet.

Our IT department has been made aware of this vulnerability and is working with our venders to patch this vulnerability.

For more information on “POODLE”, please read this article From Red Hat

WordPress 4.0 is Out!

sites.gmercyu.edu was updated from WordPress Version 3.9.1 to 4.0.

For more information about the new update:  https://wordpress.org/news/2014/09/benny/

Plugin Updates


Contact Form 7 – This plugin was updated today from version 3.9 to version 3.9.1.

Jetpack by WordPress.com – This plugin was updated today from version 3.0.2 to version 3.1.

WordPress System Updates

WordPress Core:

No updates at this time.


Spacious – This theme was updated today from version 1.1  to version 1.1.2.


Contact Form 7 Integrations – This plugin was updated today from version 1.3.9 to version 1.3.10.