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WordPress 4.9.4 Maintenance Release

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 16:17:55 +0000

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 […]



WordPress 4.9.3 Maintenance Release

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 19:47:45 +0000

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 […]



The Month in WordPress: January 2018

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 08:10:07 +0000

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 […]



WordPress 4.9.2 Security and Maintenance Release

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 23:00:14 +0000

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 […]



The Month in WordPress: December 2017

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 10:00:24 +0000

Activity slowed down in December in the WordPress community, particularly in the last two weeks. However, the month started off with a big event and work pushed forward in a number of key areas of the project. Read on to find out more about what transpired in the WordPress community as 2017 came to a […]



WordPress User Survey Data for 2015-2017

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 21:40:57 +0000

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 […]



The Month in WordPress: November 2017

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 11:00:44 +0000

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 […]



WordPress 4.9.1 Security and Maintenance Release

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 20:33:11 +0000

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 […]



WordPress 4.9 “Tipton”

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 01:16:37 +0000

Announcing version 4.9 of WordPress, named “Tipton” in honor of jazz pianist and band leader Billy Tipton. New features in 4.9 will smooth your design workflow and keep you safe from coding errors. Download or update today!



WordPress 4.9 Release Candidate 3

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 06:53:48 +0000

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 […]