Yesterday the WordPress 4.4.2 security update was released. This is a critical update and should be applied immediately. If I am maintaining your site, the update has already been applied. If you are doing your own maintenance, it is important to apply this update ASAP. If you’re not sure who’s … Continue reading
Three WordPress updates were released in the last several days. A security patch was followed almost immediately by a point release and a bug fix for the security patch. If you have automatic updates enabled, you got the security patch and the bug fix, but not the point release. If you do not have automatic updates enabled, you pretty much have to update to v4.2 unless you want to apply the patches manually. Read on to see what's new in v4.2.
According to several articles seen lately, Google plans to rank secure sites higher than those without SSL certification. The idea is great in theory, but in practice, not so much. Does SSL make sense for your site?
Named for the great jazz organist Jimmy Smith, WordPress 3.9 was released today. Mere days after the brouhaha over Heartbleed and two emergency patches, the new version of WordPress hit the streets pretty much on schedule. The new features in this version move the WordPress editor closer to the WYSIWYG experience that's long been missing in WP. Because a number of back-end changes affect quite a few existing plugins, we will be taking our usual cautious approach to updating
In the wake of the disclosure of the Heartbleed bug, there has been a general call for people to change all their passwords which for many of us would be a full time occupation for several days! What is needed is a list of sites affected by the Heartbleed bug so that we can intelligently focus our efforts. Fortunately, such a list has been produced