I posted a few days ago about the release of WordPress 5.0. As I said at the time, you can always expect a rash of new updates after a major release and this is the second maintenance release since then. There’s no drama, as these maintenance releases are applied automatically, so by the time you read this, you will probably already have it. The point of this post is to remind you to check for the other updates that aren’t automatic.
Since the release of version 5.0 I’ve had a lot of updates to plugins and some theme updates. The 5.0.2 release has come with another bunch of theme updates too. None of the plugin and theme updates happen automatically, so if you are self-hosting, remember to check the updates to these components. Running old versions of plugins and themes can present a security risk, as well as leading to unexpected behaviour of your site.
Happy upgrading. 🙂