18 Aug Is your WordPress up to date?
This week sees the launch of WordPress 4.6 which includes a number of enhancements. These include
- Update Improvement – All of your theme and plugin management is handled in a much more streamlined way
- Native Fonts – WordPress now uses your native system fonts rather than external resources.
- Editor Backups – Content is automatically saved to the browser as you type in the editor.
- Editor Link Checker – The editor will now check links as they are input into the window.
To update your version of WordPress, simply login and you will see a yellow bar at the top telling you that WordPress 4.6 is now available to download. It’s best practice to make a full backup of your website (including the database) first so you can easily rollback should anything go wrong. It’s also important to ensure all of your plugins and themes are compatible, so make sure you check first. Once this is done, simply follow the update instructions.
Most Attacked WordPress Plugins – August 2016
Keeping your WordPress, plugins and themes up-to-date ensures best performance and prevents any security compromises. Below is a list of the most attached WordPress plugins so far in August. This snapshot of data is based on 500,000 websites running WordPress:
Data provided by WordFence
If your website is running any of the above plugins, please ensure you update to the latest version.
For help and support with WordPress or would like DWM to mange all your core, theme and plugin updates please call us on 01637 818271 or send us a message via our contact form. You can also keep up to date with WordPress security announcements by joining our mailing list.