The anticipated WordPress 3.9.1 patch was released late last week. The release notes indicate that some 34 bugs were squashed in this update, which is certainly a good thing. Interestingly, there is no mention of security fixes, so apparently, WP 3.9 is already fairly secure.
Those of you in my Website Management Program will be seeing your sites updated to WP 3.9.1 soon if you haven’t already. I spent some time over the weekend doing updates and testing and all looks good so far.
Developers Catching Up
One of the reasons I’ve held off upgrading to WP 3.9 is that this release caused some heartburn for plugin and theme developers whose products interacted with the WP editor. For a while there were numerous updates to various plugins and themes fixing problems caused by changes in WP 3.9. I haven’t seen any of these reports for a week or so now, so I’m confident about moving forward with WP 3.9.1. As always, sites are backed up prior to the update in case the update does conflict with an existing plugin or theme. In the unlikely event that this occurs, the site can be restored to its previous working state until the problem is resolved.