The support forums on WordPress.org will be undergoing an upgrade and will be in a read-only state on September 1 between 14:00 and 20:00 UTC. More information is available on this make/meta post.
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From August 31, 20:30 UTC through September 01, 00:30 UTC (four hours total), we will have a maintenance window for plugins SVN. During this time, plugin authors will not be able to commit to the SVN repository.
Edit: Maintenance has been completed, and the plugins SVN repository is available for commit once again.
On August 27, 2015 between 05:00 and 11:00 UTC, we will be performing network maintenance, which could result in a temporary outage. Keep an eye on this post (and this site) for any updates.
07:15 UTC. Maintenance complete.
WordPress.org experienced downtime due to a load balancer failure. The network is now up and the incident is being investigated.
18:17 UTC. A denial of service attack is currently being mitigated.
At 19:44 UTC the attack was fully mitigated and all services were restored.
A configuration change on our load balancers triggered a redirection loop for about 8 minutes, from 18:47 to 18:55, affecting the wordpress.org domain. The service interruption has been resolved.
We’re currently investigating a service interruption affecting make.wordpress.org, developer.wordpress.org, wordpress.org/news, and related sites.
3:01 UTC. All sites back online.
We’ve resolved a brief service interruption on WordPress.org that occurred during a hardware upgrade.
WordPress.org Trac and SVN are down for brief (scheduled) hardware maintenance. This affects all Trac instances and repositories except plugins.trac and plugins.svn.
17:27 UTC. Maintenance is complete.
We’ve resolved a service interruption on WordPress.org that had been primarily affecting plugin downloads. We have re-routed traffic and all systems have returned to normal.
We are investigating issues affecting most of the WordPress.org grid, including the home page and support forums. The Codex and API servers are operating normally at this time.
00:21 UTC. All sites are now operating normally.
00:30 UTC. We are still seeing intermittent issues as we continue to mitigate a denial of service attack.
01:04 UTC. All sites are operating normally. We are continuing to monitor the situation.