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.