WordPress 5.6 is packed with 85 enhancements and feature requests and over 200 bug fixes.
WordPress 5.6 brings a lot of changes for both developers and site editors alike. A new theme is now available: Twenty-One and is AAA-ready. There are also a number of block editor changes which promise to make post complex layouts easier for anyone who is using the Gutenberg editor.
WordPress 5.6 is also PHP 8 ready (make sure your plugins/custom themes are before upgrading to PHP 8) and jQuery also gets an upgrade too. All sorts of other fun things are in this update too for developers like the new REST API authentication with Application Passwords, Block API version 2, and a number of other items. Make sure you spend some time going through everything.
You can read more by looking at the release notes: https://make.wordpress.org/core/2020/11/20/wordpress-5-6-field-guide/
You can also see a complete list of changes: https://core.trac.wordpress.org/query?status=closed&resolution=fixed&milestone=5.6&order=priority
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
WordPress version 3.9.1 is a maintenance release and is now available for download. (This release fixes 34 bugs.) If you have not updated (or are not set up for automatic background updates) – take some time to backup your site and update.
You can read more about the update: http://core.trac.wordpress.org/query?status=closed&group=resolution&milestone=3.9.1
You can download WordPress 3.9.1: http://wordpress.org/wordpress-3.9.1.zip
WordPress version 3.9 is now available for download. This new version really makes working with media a lot easier.
Here are a few things you will notice:
- Updated visual editor
- Easier image editing
- Gallery previews (yay!)
- Audio/video playlist capabilities
- Widget/header live previews
- New theme browser
- Updated JS libraries (and other fun changes for developers)
You can read more about the update: http://core.trac.wordpress.org/query?status=closed&group=resolution&milestone=3.9
You can download WordPress 3.9: http://wordpress.org/wordpress-3.9.zip
If you have not already updated your site already – check out the latest and greatest version of WordPress: WordPress 3.4. You can see there are a number of changes and some new functionality in place with this latest release.
If you are a developer – you will see a lot of great little additions like the introduction of term_is_ancestor_of(), WP_User::exists(), get_header_image_data(), and more (see the link above). If you are a user – you will also benefit from this release as well with the new theme options, better performance, and embed support to include tweets.
Download WordPress 3.4: http://wordpress.org/wordpress-3.4.zip
WordPress 3.1.2 has officially been released. The update contains security and bug fixes. You can read more about all the changes and updates that went into 3.1.2 if you are interested. You can also see all the specific bug/security fixes as well. It is recommended that everyone applies this update promptly.
Download the latest versions of WordPress: WordPress 3.1.2
WordPress 3.0.4 has officially been released. The update contains a critical security update and updating is highly recommended as soon as possible. You can read more about all the changes and updates that went into 3.0.4 if you are interested. You can also see all the bug/security fixes as well.
Download the latest versions of WordPress: WordPress 3.0.4
WordPress 3.0. has officially been released. This update fixes over 1,200 bugs and adds in a number of exciting changes including custom post types, a new default theme, a lighter admin interface, the merge of WordPress MU and WordPress, a menu admin, and much more!
Check out the WordPress 3.0 video tour:
Download the latest versions of WordPress: WordPress 3.0
WordPress 2.8.6 has officially been released. The update contains some important security fixes and updating is highly recommended. You can read more about all the changes and updates that went into 2.8.6 if you are interested. You can also see all the bug fixes as well.
Download the latest versions of WordPress: WordPress 2.8.6
Over the past few days, there has been a lot of buzz going around about keeping WordPress up to date because of a specific worm going around that is causing havoc for out of date WordPress versions. The worm creates a user, hides it from the user list, and then inserts all kinds of junk into your posts.
There are multiple ways to easily find out when WordPress has been updated.
Since everyone who uses WordPress should stay on top of these updates, here are a few ideas on how to find out when a new version has been released:
- Pay attention the the “Upgrade Now” notice when you log into WordPress.
- Get notified by email with the Upgrade Notification by Email plugin
- Read regularly/subscribe to the WordPress blog
- Read regulary/subscribe to this blog
Updating is quick and easy – and should always be done after you have a database backup. Database backups are quick and easy as well with WP-DB-Backup plugin.
Not really sure if you want to do the upgrade yourself? We would be happy to do it for you – just contact us.