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The Month in WordPress: June 2017

Mon, 03 Jul 2017 11:42:11 +0000

We’re starting a new regular feature on this blog today. We’d like to keep everyone up-to-date about the happenings all across the WordPress open source project and highlight how you can get involved, so we’ll be posting a roundup of all the major WordPress news at the end of every month. Aside from other general […]



WordPress 4.8 “Evans”

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 14:49:30 +0000

An Update with You in Mind Gear up for a more intuitive WordPress! Version 4.8 of WordPress, named “Evans” in honor of jazz pianist and composer William John “Bill” Evans, is available for download or update in your WordPress dashboard. New features in 4.8 add more ways for you to express yourself and represent your brand. Though some […]



WordPress 4.8 Release Candidate 2

Thu, 01 Jun 2017 22:13:35 +0000

The second release candidate for WordPress 4.8 is now available. To test WordPress 4.8, you can use the WordPress Beta Tester plugin or you can download the release candidate here (zip). We’ve made a handful of changes since releasing RC 1 last week. For more details about what’s new in version 4.8, check out the […]



WordPress 4.8 Release Candidate

Thu, 25 May 2017 23:04:37 +0000

The release candidate for WordPress 4.8 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 4.8 on Thursday, June 8, but we need your help to get there. If you haven’t tested 4.8 yet, […]



WordPress 4.8 Beta 2

Tue, 23 May 2017 00:02:03 +0000

WordPress 4.8 Beta 2 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 4.8, try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (you’ll want “bleeding edge nightlies”). Or you can […]



WordPress 4.7.5 Security and Maintenance Release

Tue, 16 May 2017 22:39:31 +0000

WordPress 4.7.5 is now available. This is a security release for all previous versions and we strongly encourage you to update your sites immediately. WordPress versions 4.7.4 and earlier are affected by six security issues: Insufficient redirect validation in the HTTP class. Reported by Ronni Skansing. Improper handling of post meta data values in the XML-RPC […]



WordPress Now on HackerOne

Mon, 15 May 2017 16:02:19 +0000

WordPress has grown a lot over the last thirteen years – it now powers more than 28% of the top ten million sites on the web. During this growth, each team has worked hard to continually improve their tools and processes. Today, the WordPress Security Team is happy to announce that WordPress is now officially […]



WordPress 4.8 Beta 1

Sat, 13 May 2017 00:15:59 +0000

We’re planning a smaller WP release early next month, bringing in three major enhancements: An improved visual editor experience, with a new TinyMCE that allows you to navigate more intuitively in and out of inline elements like links. (Try it out to see, it’s hard to describe.) A revamp of the dashboard news widget to […]



WordPress 4.7.4 Maintenance Release

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 17:54:32 +0000

After almost sixty million downloads of WordPress 4.7, we are pleased to announce the immediate availability of WordPress 4.7.4, a maintenance release. This release contains 47 bug fixes and enhancements, chief among them an incompatibility between the upcoming Chrome version and the visual editor, inconsistencies in media handling, and further improvements to the REST API.



WordPress 4.7.3 Security and Maintenance Release

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 17:53:30 +0000

WordPress 4.7.3 is now available. This is a security release for all previous versions and we strongly encourage you to update your sites immediately. WordPress versions 4.7.2 and earlier are affected by six security issues: Cross-site scripting (XSS) via media file metadata.  Reported by Chris Andrè Dale, Yorick Koster, and Simon P. Briggs. Control characters can trick redirect […]