Library News

KLOW news, including upgrade to WordPress 3.5 warning

I wanted to send out a few updates on the KLOW service (My Kansas Library on the Web — WordPress).

1. NEKLS is in a transition period between system administrators, as Liz Rea, longtime NEKLS and KLOW systems administrator left NEKLS in late October. Robin Hastings (NEKLS Technology Director) has been doing a great job maintaining the existing KLOW server, but a few more interruptions in service than normal have been occurring. We appreciate your patience as we work through these issues; a new systems administrator will be hired soon.

2. Monday morning’s outage was the result of one of the KLOW servers running out of space. Once Robin migrated that server to a larger one, your sites were working again.

3. However, you may find you can’t upload content to your sites today. As a result, further server maintenance will occur tonight, after 9pm, when your libraries have closed. All KLOW sites will be down while the maintenance takes place. The sites will be back up by tomorrow morning.

4. UPGRADE WARNING: WordPress 3.5 has been released, and many of you may see an upgrade notice on your sites. Some of you may have already upgraded. I strongly ask you to wait on upgrading. The upgrade appears to have broken several plugins that many KLOW sites use, and I am still investigating why this happened. Stay tuned for more information.

Please let me know if you have any other questions.