WordPress 4.9.5 is now available for new installs and updates through Ecenica App Installer. WordPress 4.9.5 is a new security and maintenance update for the very popular WordPress app used by millions of websites worldwide.

This brand new update from Automattic covers WordPress versions 3.7 to 4.9. We, and WordPress strongly recommend you update your WordPress websites as this release has important security fixes which help keep your WordPress websites safe and secure.

How do I update?

If you have WordPress updates enabled on your Ecenica web hosting package then the good news is your WordPress websites have most likely updated to the new version already.

Manually updating WordPress is very easy. Just log in to your WordPress Dashboard, click Updates > Update Now. Our web hosting plans include daily backups, but we always recommend making another quick backup using the cPanel backup wizard before making changes to your site.

If you’re new to WordPress, or you’re a developer looking to test your themes and plugins, then the good news is you can quickly and easily install a new copy of WordPress 4.9.5 in just 1-click with Ecenica Free Apps, available with our web hosting packages. Simply login to your Ecenica Dashboard and then follow the steps for How to Install WordPress from our support knowledge base.

What’s new in WordPress 4.9.5?

The WordPress team have focused this release on hardening security in the WordPress core. This release includes the following security fixes:

  • Don’t treat localhost as same host by default.
  • Use safe redirects when redirecting the login page if SSL is forced.
  • Make sure the version string is correctly escaped for use in generator tags.

As well as the above 25 other bugs have been fixed. According to WordPress’ release notes the release fixes the following:

  • The previous styles on caption shortcodes have been restored.
  • Cropping on touch screen devices is now supported.
  • A variety of strings such as error messages have been updated for better clarity.
  • The position of an attachment placeholder during uploads has been fixed.
  • Custom nonce functionality in the REST API JavaScript client has been made consistent throughout the code base.
  • Improved compatibility with PHP 7.2.

A full list of the changes in the update is available via an accompanying release note.

What’s coming soon from WordPress?

Work is still ongoing on Gutenberg, the next visual editor and customiser planned to be released in the next major update to WordPress. Read more and try the Gutenberg plugin today.

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