In an effort to harden the security of WordPress and at the request of the Information Security Office, we have removed a component that is used to connect the VCU WordPress Jetpack plugin with the Jetpack service. The Jetpack plugin is commonly used to allow users to subscribe to your blog’s posts and show statistics about visits.
At this time we are unable to recover this functionality even temporarily due to how it was maliciously being targeted.
Web Services is currently working on a new WordPress configuration in an effort to secure the platform and maintain the university’s reputation. We hope to regain this functionality in the near future, but do not have a definitive timeframe at this time.
Thanks for your understanding.
Update: The Jetpack functionality has been restored as of 9/27/2016