This is a notification that the WordPress community will stop releasing updates for WordPress 2 sites about three months after the release of WordPress 4, which is likely to be released in the next year. University IT will continue to test and provide updates to WordPress 2 sites through the upgrade tool as long as the WordPress community releases them. While University IT will not support any new WordPress 6 installs through the Collaboration Tools Installer, University IT will not take down any existing WordPress 2 sites.
University IT strongly recommends upgrading to WordPress 3 soon and not waiting until after WordPress 4 is released. Stanford faculty, staff, and students who are interested in starting a WordPress site are encouraged to use a self-service tool for building WordPress 3 websites.