WordPress 4.0 Released

WordPress has recently released its latest update: WordPress 4.0 version (name: “Benny”, in honour of Benny Goodman). According to WordPress.org, the new version of WordPress features:

  • An enhanced media-upload experience: The Media Library is now in a beautiful endless grid mode. The new preview mode makes viewing and editing much smoother and faster.

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  • Embedding enhancement: with the WordPress 4.0 version, you can paste a YouTube URL directly on a new line in a post and the embedded player will be displayed in the WordPress editor – simply WYSIWYG
  • Improved plugin browsing experience

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  • And much more…

To update, log in to your WordPress dashboard and the update button is listed on top of the browser. To learn more about the update, please read this blog post from WordPress.org

Don’t forget to perform a full site backup before updating your WordPress site!!

WordPress and Drupal Security Update Release

WordPress and Drupal have both recently released their latest security updates. There were vulnerabilities found in these two platforms. The vulnerabilities are due to DoS (denial of service) on the PHP XML parser. This issue can cause sites’ database to reach the maximum number of open connections. Hence, the affected sites will experience temporarily downtime. For those of you who run your websites on either WordPress or Drupal, please perform a full site backup and update your sites ASAP. For more info, you can check out the updates here:

PrestaShop 1.6.0.7 Released

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PrestaShop has recently released its latest update: PrestaShop 1.6.0.7. Here are the details:

  • Improved cart summary and management with several pages and responsiveness
  • One Page Checkout fixes issue with customer messages
  • And Much Moreā€¦

To learn more about the update, please read this changelog from PrestaShop Official Website.

WordPress 3.9.1: Maintenance Release

WordPress has recently released its latest update: WordPress 3.9.1 version. This is a maintenance release for all previous versions. According to WordPress.org, the latest version fixes the following:

  • Various fixes for multisite networks, customizing widgets while previewing themes, and the updated visual editor.
  • Audio/video playlists feature enhancement

Since this is only a maintenance update, your WordPress may have been updated automatically (depending on the existing version of WordPress you have). But to ensure your WordPress website is updated, it is recommended to log in to your site and check if update is required. To update, log in to your WordPress dashboard and the update button is listed on top of the browser. To learn more about the update, please read this blog post from WordPress.org.

Joomla! 3.3.0 Released

Joomla! has recently released its latest update: Joomla! 3.3.0. This update includes various features such as improved password hashing and microdata. Other important updates include:

  • Add the ability to require a user to reset their password
  • Add support for localized (and parameterized) numeric format
  • Update TinyMCE to 4.0.22
  • Removed duplicate items-more div
  • and much more

To learn more about the update, please read this article on Joomla! official website.

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