WordPress 4.9.6 Privacy and Maintenance Release

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WordPress 4.9.6 is now available. This is a privacy and maintenance release. We encourage you to update your sites to take advantage of the new privacy features. Privacy The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect on May 25. The GDPR requires companies and site owners to be transparent about how they collect,… Continue reading WordPress 4.9.6 Privacy and Maintenance Release

Celebrate the WordPress 15th Anniversary on May 27

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May 27, 2018 is the 15th anniversary of the first WordPress release ?— and we can’t wait to celebrate! Party time! Join WordPress fans all over the world in celebrating the 15th Anniversary of WordPress by throwing your own party! Here’s how you can join in the fun: Check the WordPress 15th Anniversary website to see… Continue reading Celebrate the WordPress 15th Anniversary on May 27

WordPress 4.9.5 Security and Maintenance Release

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WordPress 4.9.5 is now available. This is a security and maintenance release for all versions since WordPress 3.7. We strongly encourage you to update your sites immediately. WordPress versions 4.9.4 and earlier are affected by three security issues. As part of the core team's ongoing commitment to security hardening, the following fixes have been implemented… Continue reading WordPress 4.9.5 Security and Maintenance Release

The Month in WordPress: February 2018

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Judging by the flurry of activity across the WordPress project throughout February, it looks like everyone is really getting into the swing of things for 2018. There have been a lot of interesting new developments, so read on to see what the community has been up to for the past month. WordPress 4.9.3 & 4.9.4… Continue reading The Month in WordPress: February 2018

WordPress 4.9.4 Maintenance Release

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WordPress 4.9.4 is now available. This maintenance release fixes a severe bug in 4.9.3, which will cause sites that support automatic background updates to fail to update automatically, and will require action from you (or your host) for it to be updated to 4.9.4. Four years ago with WordPress 3.7 “Basie”, we added the ability… Continue reading WordPress 4.9.4 Maintenance Release

WordPress 4.9.3 Maintenance Release

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WordPress 4.9.3 is now available. This maintenance release fixes 34 bugs in 4.9, including fixes for Customizer changesets, widgets, visual editor, and PHP 7.2 compatibility. For a full list of changes, consult the list of tickets and the changelog. Download WordPress 4.9.3 or visit Dashboard ? Updates and click “Update Now.” Sites that support automatic… Continue reading WordPress 4.9.3 Maintenance Release

The Month in WordPress: January 2018

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Things got off to a gradual start in 2018 with momentum starting to pick up over the course of the month. There were some notable developments in January, including a new point release and work being done on other important areas of the WordPress project. WordPress 4.9.2 Security and Maintenance Release On January 16, WordPress… Continue reading The Month in WordPress: January 2018

WordPress 4.9.2 Security and Maintenance Release

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WordPress 4.9.2 is now available. This is a security and maintenance release for all versions since WordPress 3.7?. We strongly encourage you to update your sites immediately. An XSS vulnerability was discovered in the Flash fallback files in MediaElement, a library that is included with WordPress. Because the Flash files are no longer needed for… Continue reading WordPress 4.9.2 Security and Maintenance Release

WordPress User Survey Data for 2015-2017

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For many years, we’ve invited folks to tell us how they use WordPress by filling out an annual survey. In the past, interesting results from this survey have been shared in the annual State of the Word address. This year, for the first time, the results of the 2017 survey are being published on WordPress… Continue reading WordPress User Survey Data for 2015-2017

The Month in WordPress: November 2017

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The WordPress project recently released WordPress 4.9, “Tipton” — a new major release named in honor of musician and band leader Billy Tipton. Read on to find out more about this and other interesting news from around the WordPress world in November. WordPress 4.9 “Tipton” On November 16, WordPress 4.9 was released with new features… Continue reading The Month in WordPress: November 2017

WordPress 4.9.1 Security and Maintenance Release

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WordPress 4.9.1 is now available. This is a security and maintenance release for all versions since WordPress 3.7. We strongly encourage you to update your sites immediately. WordPress versions 4.9 and earlier are affected by four security issues which could potentially be exploited as part of a multi-vector attack. As part of the core team's… Continue reading WordPress 4.9.1 Security and Maintenance Release

WordPress 4.9 Release Candidate 3

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The third release candidate for WordPress 4.9 is now available. A release candidate (RC) means we think we’re done, but with millions of users and thousands of plugins and themes, it’s possible we’ve missed something. In fact, we did miss some things in RC1 and RC2. This third release candidate was not originally scheduled, but… Continue reading WordPress 4.9 Release Candidate 3

WordPress 4.9 Release Candidate 2

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The second release candidate for WordPress 4.9 is now available. A release candidate (RC) means we think we’re done, but with millions of users and thousands of plugins and themes, it’s possible we’ve missed something. We hope to ship WordPress 4.9 on Tuesday, November 14 (just over one week from now), but we need your help… Continue reading WordPress 4.9 Release Candidate 2

The Month in WordPress: October 2017

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While this month we focused on building new features for WordPress core, we advanced other areas of the project too. Read on to learn more about what the WordPress project accomplished during the month of October. Take the 2017 Annual WordPress User Survey The annual WordPress User Survey is a great opportunity for you to… Continue reading The Month in WordPress: October 2017

WordPress 4.8.3 Security Release

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WordPress 4.8.3 is now available. This is a security release for all previous versions and we strongly encourage you to update your sites immediately. WordPress versions 4.8.2 and earlier are affected by an issue where $wpdb->prepare() can create unexpected and unsafe queries leading to potential SQL injection (SQLi). WordPress core is not directly vulnerable to… Continue reading WordPress 4.8.3 Security Release

WordPress 4.9 Release Candidate

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The release candidate for WordPress 4.9 is now available. RC means we think we’re done, but with millions of users and thousands of plugins and themes, it’s possible we’ve missed something. We hope to ship WordPress 4.9 on Tuesday, November 14, but we need your help to get there. If you haven’t tested 4.9 yet,… Continue reading WordPress 4.9 Release Candidate

2017 WordPress Survey and WordCamp US

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It’s time for the annual WordPress user and developer survey! If you’re a WordPress user, developer, or business owner, then we want your feedback. Just like previous years, we’ll share the data at the upcoming WordCamp US (WCUS). It only takes a few minutes to fill out the survey, which will provide an overview of… Continue reading 2017 WordPress Survey and WordCamp US

WordPress 4.9 Beta 4

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WordPress 4.9 Beta 4 is now available! This software is still in development, so we don’t recommend you run it on a production site. Consider setting up a test site just to play with the new version. To test WordPress 4.9, try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (you’ll want “bleeding edge nightlies”). Or you can download the beta here (zip).… Continue reading WordPress 4.9 Beta 4

WordPress 4.9 Beta 3

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WordPress 4.9 Beta 3 is now available! This software is still in development, so we don’t recommend you run it on a production site. Consider setting up a test site just to play with the new version. To test WordPress 4.9, try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (you’ll want “bleeding edge nightlies”). Or you can download the beta here (zip).… Continue reading WordPress 4.9 Beta 3