WordPress 4.8.1 Maintenance Upate Available

WordPress 4.8.1 is a maintenance release that addresses 29 bug fixes and enhancements.

Things to note

Among the fixes/enhancements are updates to the rich Text widget and the introduction of the Custom HTML widget. You can read more by looking at the release notes: https://codex.wordpress.org/Version_4.8.1

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 4.8 Update Now Available

WordPress 4.8 makes WordPress more intuitive.

Things to note

  • New awesome widgets to let you easily post images, videos, and text (with the text editor!)
  • Easier new way to deal with links within the text editor
  • View upcoming WordPress related events in your local area
  • All sorts of fun stuff for developers (like the Text Editor JavaScript API and Media Widgets API

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.

As always, a big thanks to all the contributors for their time and attention to the new features/fixes! There are a number of changes in this version which really will go a long way helping everyday users create even better content much easier.

WordPress 4.7.5 Security Release Available

WordPress 4.7.5 is a security release and should be applied immediately.

Things to note

All earlier versions of WordPress are affected by multiple security issues and we suggest you update your current site to this version. This version also includes 3 maintenance fixes to the 4.7 release series. You can read more by looking at the release notes: https://codex.wordpress.org/Version_4.7.5

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 4.7.4 Maintenance Release Available

WordPress 4.7.4 is a maintenance release and should be applied to take advantage of the bug fixes.

Things to note

WordPress version 4.7.4 includes 47 maintenance fixes and enhancements. You can read more by looking at the release notes: https://codex.wordpress.org/Version_4.7.4 You can also see the list of changes as well: https://core.trac.wordpress.org/log/branches/4.7?rev=40487&stop_rev=40224.

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 4.7.3 Security Release Available

WordPress 4.7.3 is a security release and should be applied immediately.

Things to note

WordPress versions 4.7.2 and earlier are affected by six security issues and we suggest you update your current site to this version. This version also includes 39 maintenance fixes to the 4.7 release series. You can read more by looking at the release notes: https://codex.wordpress.org/Version_4.7.3

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 4.7.2 Security Release Available

WordPress 4.7.2 is a security release and should be applied immediately.

Things to note

WordPress versions 4.7.1 and earlier are affected by three security issues and we suggest you update your current site to this version.

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 4.7 Update Now Available

WordPress 4.7 makes WordPress easier to customize the way you want it.

Things to note

  • New Twenty Seventeen theme
  • Customizer allows you to set up your theme easier in the initial set up as well as allows you to easily preview changes without actually making the changes to the site until you are happy with what you see.
  • Themes can now provide starter contact to get you up and ready faster.
  • Header background video now are available
  • Creating menus/adding custom CSS is now easier.
  • PDF thumbnails allow you to quickly view your documents in the media library
  • Creating menus/adding custom CSS is now easier.
  • Users can now choose their own language of the dashboard
  • Long awaited – we now have the WP REST API built into WordPress 4.7
  • All sort of great functionality for developers as well including new functions, hooks, post type templates, etc

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.

As always, a big thanks to all the contributors for their time and attention to the new features/fixes!

WordPress 4.6 Update Now Available

WordPress 4.6 makes WordPress look/feel better than ever before.

Things to note

  • Faster Multisite
  • The WordPress dashboard now uses your native fonts which will help with load times.
  • The editor now has an inline link checker.
  • Better content recovery by saving content as you type in the editor
  • Javascript library updates (most notable: Masonry 3.3.2, imagesLoaded 3.2.0, MediaElement.js 2.22.0, TinyMCE 4.4.1, and Backbone.js 1.3.3)
  • Various bug fixes and additional developer features (always good)

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.

A big thanks to all the contributors for their time and attention to the new features/fixes.

WordPress 4.5.3 Maintenance and Security Release Available

WordPress 4.5.3 is now available for download and is a security release for all previous versions. It is highly recommended that you update your sites immediately. There are also a number of bug fixes which apply to WordPress versions 4.5, 4.5.1 and 4.5.2.

More information on the update is available: https://wordpress.org/news/2016/06/wordpress-4-5-3/

Full list of changes: https://core.trac.wordpress.org/query?milestone=4.5.3

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 4.5.2 Security Release Available

WordPress 4.5.2 is now available for download and is a security release for all previous versions. It is highly recommended that you update your sites immediately.

More information on the update is available: https://wordpress.org/news/2016/05/wordpress-4-5-2/

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.