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WordPress Versions

WordPress 6.0 is coming

WordPress 6.0 can be considered a major release. This is a huge effort to fulfilling Gutenberg’s promise to make WordPress easy to create websites and publish content.

WordPress 6.0 will be released on May 24, 2022.

Important updates:

  • WordPress Gutenberg Blocks
  • Page Creation Patterns In WordPress 6.0
  • Global Styles Switcher
  • Code Improvements For Image, Quote, List And Group Blocks

Check this out for details: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/new-details-of-wordpress-6-0-reveal-major-changes/448508/

WordPress 5.9 Development Cycle

WordPress 5.9 will be the third major release of 2021 and will focus on blocks and intrinsic web design, navigation menus, interface for theme.json, refining editing flows for block themes, additional design tools, and a new default theme.

Additionally, it’s possible that the release will also include pattern insertion and creation, unzip/rollback failsafe, and PHPUnit tests.

It is also aimed to improve compatibility with PHP 8.0 and 8.1.

Source: https://make.wordpress.org/core/5-9/

WordPress 5.8.1 Has Been Released to Address Several Security Flaws

WordPress has released version 5.8.1, which is a security and maintenance update. However, to fix three security concerns, it is critical to update WordPress, particularly versions 5.4 to 5.8.

Following a major version update, it’s typical for WordPress, or any software for that matter, to release a bug fix update to address unforeseen issues. And to provide enhancements that didn’t make it into the major release.

Three vulnerabilities have been addressed in WordPress 5.8.1:

  • Data exposure risk within the REST API.
  • The Gutenberg block editor has a Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) vulnerability.
  • The Lodash JavaScript Library has multiple critical to high severity vulnerabilities.

Because all three of the above vulnerabilities are so severe, WordPress advises that all WordPress installations be updated right away.

Read more: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/wordpress-multiple-vulnerabilities/419167/

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