WordPress 2 Development Platform retiring

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.

Two-Step Authentication Service Enhanced

Two-Step Authentication Service Enhanced

Last weekend, University IT rolled out the new Two-Step Authentication service powered by Duo Security. With this enhancement to the service, you have new options for two-step authentication, including:

  • Duo push notification — A push notification is sent to your smartphone or tablet. No more typing in codes!
  • Duo passcode — A six-digit authentication code is generated on your smartphone or tablet and you simply type the code in WebLogin to authenticate. Internet or cellular access is not required.
  • Phone call — You receive an automated phone call to a number you designated earlier. After answering, you press any key to confirm your identity and authenticate.