Site requests paused between 8th of July and 15th of August

Hi everybody!

Blogs.helsinki.fi admins are taking their well deserved holiday break from 8th of July until 15 of August, which means that there will be no-one to process new group requests or provide any kind of end-user support during that period. Sincerest apologies for the inconvenience.

Here’s hoping you still have a wonderful summer!

Maintenance break on the 21st of June between 3:30 PM and 4:30 PM + summer break is almost here

Hi everybody!

It’s time again to install the latest WordPress update on blogs.helsinki.fi + update all the plugins. We’re not expecting any big changes, but the installation itself will cause several short service breaks between 3:30 and 4:30 PM.

We apologise for the inconvenience!

Also, the summer break is almost here, which means we’ll probably halt both, the creation of new group blogs and most of the blog support from July the 8th until 15th of August. Now would be a great time to submit your blog/support requests for the summer!

Maintenance break on 9th of March from 9 AM to 11 AM

Hi everybody!

Time to install the latest WordPress updates on blogs.helsinki.fi.  The update concerns mostly the WordPress block editor (which isn’t supported by helsinki.fi themes anyway) so it won’t change anything to most of you. We’ll do some improvements to application/server logging while we’re at it.

The update + logging changes will require several reboots, meaning that there will be short service breaks. Please, refrain from updating your blog on next Wednesday (9th of March) between 9 and 11 AM.

We apologise for the inconvenience!

Site requests paused from 17th to 27th of December

…but you’ll be able to get one before New Year.

Christmas is almost upon us and Santa is going to be incredibly busy next week! This means he won’t be around to create new group blogs between 17th and 27th of December even if you’ve been extra nice.  Unsurprisingly, it’s a slacking off season for elves too, so we’re begging for patience from all you potential Christmas bloggers out there.

Site requests will resume on Tuesday the 28th of December, so there’s a very good chance you’ll be still able to get one this year!

Best wishes for the Holidays!

A quick maintenance break on September the 9th from 3 pm to 5 pm

We’re installing a batch of urgent security fixes to the blogs.helsinki.fi later today. The installation will require several reboots, meaning that there will be short service breaks. Please, refrain from updating your blog today (9th of September) between 3 and 5 pm.

We apologise for the inconvenience!

Maintenance break on Wednesday 18th of August from 9 to 10 AM

We’re running the latest WordPress and plugin updates on next Wednesday. The updates are mostly just minor bug fixes and security patches, but they do require a server restart which will inevitably cause some downtime between 9 and 10 AM. Please refrain from working on the blog platform during the update as unsaved work may be lost.

Apologies for the inconvenience!

Site orders paused between 24th of June and 26th of July

Hey you!

Summer is here and so is the holiday season. I’m off to my summer leave on June 24th and will be returning on 26th of July. There’s unfortunately no-one else to process new site orders during that period, which means that new site orders will not be processed until the end of July. Unfortunately, it also means, that the relatively light end-user support I’ve been able to provide, is also taking its well deserved summer break.

If you’re absolutely desperate for assistance during the aforementioned period, I recommend first and foremost Googling. You can also try your luck and see if one of our nice helpdesk experts helpdesk@helsinki.fi would be willing to co-study WordPress, but such support is by no means guaranteed. Please note, that our experts at Helpdesk do not have admin access to blogs.helsinki.fi and therefore cannot create new group blogs even if they were otherwise willing to.

I wholeheartedly apologise the inconvenience our summer schedule will cause. See you again in late July!