WordPress 5.0.3 Maintenance Release Available

WordPress 5.0.3 fixes 36 bugs and 7 performance updates.

Things to note

Most of the updates/fixes were related to the block editor and Customizer.

You can read more by looking at the release notes: https://codex.wordpress.org/Version_5.0.3

If you have not done so already – download the update or simply use your existing installation of WordPress to update your site. Either way – this is an excellent time to make a backup copy of your site(s) before upgrading.

WordPress 5.0.2 Maintenance Release Available

WordPress 5.0.2 is a maintenance release which fixes 73 bugs.

Things to note

  • Improved performance with blocks – 14 bugs were addressed which enhance performance. An additional 31 other block editor bugs were addressed too.
  • Bundled theme bug fixes  – 17 bugs were addressed in the bundled themes.
  • Internationalization (i8n) script loading issues were also fixed.

You can read more by looking at the release notes: https://codex.wordpress.org/Version_5.0.2

If you have not done so already – download the update or simply use your existing installation of WordPress to update your site. Either way – this is an excellent time to make a backup copy of your site(s) before upgrading.

WordPress 5.0.1 Security Release Available

WordPress 5.0.1 is a security release available now and should be applied immediately.

This update addresses a security issue that affects all WordPress versions since 3.7 and fixes a number of vulnerabilities.

You can read more by looking at the release notes: https://codex.wordpress.org/Version_5.0.1

If you have not done so already – download the update or simply use your existing installation of WordPress to update your site. Either way – this is an excellent time to make a backup copy of your site(s) before upgrading.

WordPress 5.0 Available

WordPress 5.0 is a major release with a new editor focused on making publishing content easier than ever.

Say hello to Gutenberg.  Gutenberg allows you to build content using blocks for text, media, code, quotes, etc.  If you prefer – you can also go with the Classic Editor (which will be supported for at least 2 years. (See screenshot below as an example). 

WordPress 5.0 also comes with a beautiful new theme (Twenty Nineteen) which fully utilizes the new block structure introduced in WordPress 5.0.  There are a number of other gems in this release and I encourage you to download the latest release so you can start managing your content more efficiently.

You can read more by looking at the release notes: https://codex.wordpress.org/Version_5.0

If you have not done so already – download the update or simply use your existing installation of WordPress to update your site. Either way – this is an excellent time to make a backup copy of your site(s) before upgrading.

WordPress 4.9.8 Maintenance Release Available

WordPress 4.9.8 is a maintenance release which addresses 46 bug fixes.

With this update – you will also see the option to “try” the new block editor Gutenberg before it gets released with WordPress 5.0.

You can read more by looking at the release notes: https://codex.wordpress.org/Version_4.9.8

If you have not done so already – download the update or simply use your existing installation of WordPress to update your site. Either way – this is an excellent time to make a backup copy of your site(s) before upgrading.

WordPress 4.9.7 Security and Maintenance Release Available

WordPress 4.9.7 is a security and maintenance release available now and should be applied immediately.

This update addresses a security issue that affects all WordPress versions since 3.7 which potentially allows users (with certain capabilities defined) to delete files outside of the uploads directory. This update also fixes 17 other known bugs.

You can read more by looking at the release notes: https://codex.wordpress.org/Version_4.9.7

If you have not done so already – download the update or simply use your existing installation of WordPress to update your site. Either way – this is an excellent time to make a backup copy of your site(s) before upgrading.

WordPress 4.9.6 Privacy and Maintenance Release Available

WordPress 4.9.6 is a privacy and maintenance release in order to help with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation(GDPR)

Things to note

  • Privacy Policy – Create/specify a privacy policy page now in Admin > Settings > Privacy. Once you designate a page as your privacy policy page – it will show up as a link on your user registration and login pages.
  • Right to Remove – WordPress now has the ability for site owners to export all user data as well as erase user data per GDPR.

You can read more by looking at the release notes: https://codex.wordpress.org/Version_4.9.6

If you have not done so already – download the update or simply use your existing installation of WordPress to update your site. Either way – this is an excellent time to make a backup copy of your site(s) before upgrading.

WordPress 4.9.5 Security and Maintenance Release Available

WordPress 4.9.5 is a security release for all previous versions since WordPress 3.7

Things to note

It is highly recommended you update your sites immediately in order to apply important security and the additional 25 bug fixes. You can read more by looking at the release notes: https://codex.wordpress.org/Version_4.9.5

If you have not done so already – download the update or simply use your existing installation of WordPress to update your site. Either way – this is an excellent time to make a backup copy of your site(s) before upgrading.

WordPress 4.9.4 Maintenance Release Available

WordPress 4.9.4 contains a fix for a severe bug which stops automated updates.

Things to note

WordPress 4.9.4 should be appplied to your site(s) in order to address a bug introduced in WordPress 4.9.3 which makes any site that uses automated updates stop updating. You will need to manually update WordPress in order for the automated updates to continue. You can read more by looking at the release notes: https://codex.wordpress.org/Version_4.9.4

If you have not done so already – download the update or simply use your existing installation of WordPress to update your site. Either way – this is an excellent time to make a backup copy of your site(s) before upgrading.

WordPress 4.9.3 Maintenance Release Available

WordPress 4.9.3 contains 34 bug fixes.

Things to note

WordPress 4.9.3 should be appplied to your site(s) in order to address the bugs fixed in the Customizer, widgets, visual editor, and PHP 7.2 compatibility. You can read more by looking at the release notes: https://codex.wordpress.org/Version_4.9.3

If you have not done so already – download the update or simply use your existing installation of WordPress to update your site. Either way – this is an excellent time to make a backup copy of your site(s) before upgrading.