Tag Archives: WordPress update

WordPress 3.8.2: Security Release

WordPress has recently released its latest update: WordPress 3.8.2 version. This is a security release for all previous versions. According to WordPress.org, the latest version fixes the following

  • a weakness that could let an attacker force their way into your site by forging authentication cookies
  • prevent a user with the Contributor role from improperly publishing posts

In addition, this security release also contains 3 other security hardening changes:

  • passes along additional information when processing pingbacks to help hosts identify potentially abusive requests
  • fix a low-impact SQL injection by trusted users
  • prevent possible cross-domain scripting through Plupload, the third-party library WordPress uses for uploading files

Since this is only a security update, your WordPress may have been updated automatically (websites that support automatic background updates will be updated within 12 hours). 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

WordPress 3.6 Released

WordPress has recently released its latest update: WordPress 3.6 version (name: “Oscar”, after the jazz pianist Oscar Peterson). According to WordPress.org, the new version of WordPress features:

  • The new Twenty Thirteen theme inspired by modern art puts focus on your content with a colorful, single-column design made for media-rich blogging.
  • Revamped Revisions save every change and the new interface allows you to scroll easily through changes to see line-by-line who changed what and when.
  • Post Locking and Augmented Autosave will especially be a boon to sites where more than a single author is working on a post. Each author now has their own autosave stream, which stores things locally as well as on the server (so much harder to lose something) and there’s an interface for taking over editing of a post, as demonstrated beautifully by our bearded buddies in the video above.
  • Built-in HTML5 media player for native audio and video embeds with no reliance on external services.
  • The Menu Editor is now much easier to understand and use.
  • and much more…

WordPress has even created a video to showcase the powerful features of WordPress 3.6

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

WordPress 3.5.2: Maintenance and Security Release

WordPress has recently released its latest update: WordPress 3.5.2 version. This is a security release for all previous versions. According to WordPress.org, the security fixes include:

  • Blocking server-side request forgery attacks, which could potentially enable an attacker to gain access to a site.
  • Disallow contributors from improperly publishing posts or reassigning the post’s authorship.
  • An update to the SWFUpload external library to fix cross-site scripting vulnerabilities.
  • Prevention of a denial of service attack, affecting sites using password-protected posts.
  • An update to an external TinyMCE library to fix a cross-site scripting vulnerability.
  • Multiple fixes for cross-site scripting.
  • Avoid disclosing a full file path when a upload fails.

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

Latest version of WordPress 3.5.1 is now available

WordPress has just released its latest update, version 3.5.1. This update is mainly for maintenance and security purposes. Check out this blog post from official WordPress web page which lists the issues that this update addresses.

It is extremely important for you to keep your WordPress website updated to avoid security holes. To update, you can login to your WordPress dashboard and click the “Please update now” on top of the admin panel. Or, contact us by submitting a support ticket or live chat with us if you can’t locate the update button.