WordPress have released the latest version of the self-hosted CSM – Worpress 4.4.1 (Clifford), which it is called a ‘security and maintenance update’.
When They Say ‘Security Update’ They Mean Security Update
WordPress security is something you should take seriously. We run popular system Wordfence and are always astonished at the number of locations where brute force attacks and attempts to use blatently obvious usernames simply to get into your WordPress website and, well, break your website. What a nice bunch.
So given how ridiculously easy it is to upgrade your own website, please ensure you follow their advice:
WordPress 4.4.1 is now available. This is a security release for all previous versions and we strongly encourage you to update your sites immediately.
And when the team at WordPress say that a ‘minor’ update that a whopping .1 designates, this update WordPress 4.4.1 fixes 52 bugs from 4.4, then that’s motivation enough.
So make sure you upgrade to 4.4.1 Clifford as soon as possible.
Find Out More about WordPress 4.4.1
Here’s the official video about the update:
This latest WordPress update (official full update information here) also gives a few minor changes:
- In case you use emoji on your site, the band of emoji has been expanded to include the new ‘skin colour’ variants
- An upgrade to the way different OpenSSL sites communicate.
- A bug fix for the re-use of URLs
TL;DR Keep Your WordPress Updated
Since writing this post, WordPress 4.4.2 is now out and also contains a string of security updates, so make sure you keep your CMS updated at all times!