We’ve updated our easy to use WordPress one-click installer with the very latest WordPress 4.3.1, a new security release from WordPress.org.
We, and WordPress strongly recommend you update your WordPress websites as this release has important security fixes which help keep your website safe and secure.
If you have automatic updates enabled then the good news is your websites will be updated for you without you needing to lift a finger.
What’s new in WordPress 4.3.1?
The new WordPress 4.3.1 is a security release which fixes 3 key vulnerabilities:
- A cross-site scripting vulnerability when processing shortcode tags (CVE-2015-5714)
- A separate cross-site scripting vulnerability was found in the user list table
- in certain cases, users without proper permissions could publish private posts and make them sticky (CVE-2015-5715)
There’s also 26 smaller bug fixes in the release to help keep your website running smoothly.
For a complete list of all the new features see the official WordPress 4.3.1 release notes
How do I update?
As ever, updating WordPress is simply a case of logging in to your WordPress Dashboard, clicking Updates > Update Now. Just remember to take a quick backup just in case.
You can run a new install of WordPress 4.3.1 in just 1-click with our 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.
Looking for WordPress hosting?
If you’re running an older version of WordPress and you would like help updating it then get in touch! We offer free migrations of your WordPress websites to our WordPress optimised hosting packages. You’ll benefit from fast, easy to use WordPress hosting with expert customer support from our team of WordPress experts.