WordPress 4.9.3 and 4.9.4

I’ve given up on posting about new WordPress releases as most of you who are self-hosting are probably using the automatic update feature, so by the time you read my release announcement you’ve already upgraded automatically. Not this time… 🙂

Yesterday WordPress 4.9.3 was released and got automatically applied to the five WordPress blogs I look after. As well as fixing a bunch of bugs, 4.9.3 also broke the automatic update feature, so you are going to be stuck on 4.9.3 until you manually click the upgrade button. If you are self hosting WordPress, it’s a good idea to log in and manually click the upgrade button, so you get WordPress 4.9.4, and all subsequent upgrades automatically. 🙂

Cheers

Tim…

WordPress 4.7 “Vaughan”

WordPress 4.7 “Vaughan” has been released.

The headline features from my perspective are:

  • RESTful web services, so you can do stuff outside the main admin interface.
  • The new “Twenty Seventeen” theme.

There are lots of other features, but they all seem a bit like fluff to me. 🙂

I’ve done the upgrade on five installations and it worked fine on all of them. By the time you read this you may have gone through the auto-update anyway.

Cheers

Tim…

WordPress 4.6.1

WordPress 4.6.1 has been released.

It’s a security release, and by the time you read this your site will probably have auto-updated to it anyway. 🙂

You can read release notes here, the changelog here, or get the full download here. Like I said, you probably won’t need the download as the auto-updater will do it’s thing anyway.

Cheers

Tim…

WordPress 4.6 “Pepper”

WordPress 4.6 “Pepper” has been released.

All 5 of the installations I manage had it listed as available, but like most new major releases, it hasn’t been set to auto-update immediately, so if you want it today you will have to log in and give the updater a nudge.

The update itself was really quick and didn’t give any errors. There have been some updates to the default themes recently, so if you don’t keep up with those updates, you might see a number of theme and plugin updates that need doing also. I’m a bit of a compulsive upgrader, so I had already done those. 🙂

Expect a quick burst of small updates over the coming weeks as the new bugs this has introduced get fixed. 🙂

Cheers

Tim…

WordPress 4.5.3 Released

If you have a WordPress blog, by the time you read this you will probably already be running WordPress 4.5.3.

It’s a maintenance release that fixes a bunch of nasty things. If your site hasn’t already auto-updated, you should probably log on and give it a nudge. I’ve got 5 different installations and all auto-updated successfully.

Cheers

Tim…

WordPress 4.5.2

I woke up to find all my WordPress installations had automatically updated to WordPress 4.5.2 overnight.

It’s a security release, so if it’s not already auto-updated for you, you might want to log into your dashboard and give it a nudge. 🙂

Happy upgrading!

Cheers

Tim…

WordPress 4.5 Released

WordPress 4.5 “Coleman” has been released.

I just applied it to the five WordPress sites I manage by manually triggering the auto-update and everything went through fine.

There are some updates to the standard themes that you will need to manually trigger for update, but there was no drama there either.

I fully expect a rash of little updates to get released over the coming days as new bugs are spotted. 🙂

Happy upgrading. 🙂

Cheers

Tim…

WordPress 4.4.2

WordPress 4.4.2 has been released.

You can see the list of fixes here. Three of the five installations I maintain had already updated by the time I got to them, so by the time you read this you will probably already have it too. 🙂

Happy blogging.

Cheers

Tim…

WordPress 4.4.1

WordPress 4.4.1 has been released.

You can see the list of fixes here. Your site will probably auto-update soon if you can’t be bothered to give it a nudge before.

There is also an update to the Twenty Sixteen theme, which you will have to trigger manually, if you are using it of course. 🙂

Happy blogging.

Cheers

Tim…

WordPress 4.4

WordPress 4.4 has landed. As usual, early on you will need to manually initiate the auto-update. I’m guessing in a day or so it will just happen by itself.

I did the update on 5 installations and all went through with no dramas. There will no doubt be a slew of updates over the next few days, which is pretty common after a big release. The auto-update feature means you can take the lazy approach and just let it do its thing. 🙂

Cheers

Tim…