WordPress 4.9.1 Security and Maintenance Release Available

WordPress 4.9.1 is a security and maintenance release for all previous versions.

There are four security issues addressed in this update as well as eleven bugs that were fixed. Please make sure you update your sites if you do not have auto updates enabled.

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

Coding enhancements, Customizer enhancements, more widget updates, and site building improvements.

Things to note

There are a lot of great improvements packed in WordPress 4.9, including one of my favorites – error checking when working directly with files through the WP Admin. One of the scariest things in WordPress is editing plugins/themes directly through the admin interface the next scariest thing is making a change, getting the white screen (an error) and then not being able to access the site. Fortunately for the people that make these changes via the editor – there is now error checking in place so that any errors are caught/identified before the save – saving all of us white screens, and stress.

There are also a number of enhancements to the Customizer so making your site exactly how you want it is easier than ever. You can even save “drafts” of design changes, preview them, share the preview links, and collaborate before you release changes and go live. Speaking of going live – as of WordPress 4.9 you can schedule your new design to go live at a specific time/date if you choose.

All in all – there are a lot of great changes in WordPress 4.9. You can read more by looking at the release notes: https://codex.wordpress.org/Version_4.9

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 4.8.3 Security Release Available

WordPress 4.8.3 is a security release for all previous versions.

Things to note

Per WordPress documentation – earlier versions of WordPress are affected by an issue where the $wpdb->prepare() can create unexpected and unsafe queries leading to potential SQL injection. Although WordPress core is not vulnerable to this – hardening has been put in place in order to any themes/plugins from causing possible security issues. It is highly recommended you update your sites immediately. You can read more by looking at the release notes: https://codex.wordpress.org/Version_4.8.3

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 4.8.2 Security/Maintenance Release Available

WordPress 4.8.2 is a security and maintenance release that should be applied immediately.

Things to note

WordPress versions 4.8.1 and earlier are affected by nine security vulnerabilities that are addressed in the 4.8.2 version update. Along with the security updates – there are multiple maintenance fixes to this new version as well. You can read more by looking at the release notes: https://codex.wordpress.org/Version_4.8.2

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 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.