WordPress 4.9.2, a new security and maintenance update for the massively popular CMS used worldwide for websites and blogs has been released and is now available with all Ecenica web hosting packages.
The update covers all versions back to WordPress 3.7. 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.
How do I update?
If you have automatic 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 packages include daily backups already, but we always recommend making another quick backup using the cPanel backup wizard before making changes to your site.
You can install a new copy of WordPress 4.9.2 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 4.9.2?
A Cross-site Scripting (XSS) vulnerability in MediaElement has been fixed as well as 21 other bugs. According to WordPress’ release notes the release fixes the following:
- 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 most use cases, they have been removed from WordPress.
- is The previous taxonomy-agnostic behaviour of get_category_link() and category_description() was restored.
- Switching themes will now attempt to restore previous widget assignments, even when there are no sidebars to map.
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 underway 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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