WordPress 4.9.7 Security and Maintenance Release

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WordPress 4.9.7 Security and Maintenance Release


July 5, 2018 – WordPress version 4.9.7 has been released. This update is a security and maintenance release pertaining to all versions since WordPress 3.7. WordPress versions 4.9.6 and earlier are affected by a vulnerability in the media feature that has potential to allow a user with certain capabilities to delete files outside of the uploads directory.

Additionally, 17 other bugs were fixed in the WordPress 4.9.7 release. A few noteworthy fixes include:

  • Taxonomy: Improvement to cache handling for term queries
  • Posts & Post Types: Clear post password cookie when logging out
  • Widgets: In sidebar descriptions on Widgets admin screen, basic HTML tags are now allowed
  • Community Events Dashboard: Nearest WordCamp event will always show
  • Privacy: Fatal error will no longer occur when flushing rewrite rules with default privacy policy content

More information on the WordPress 4.9.7 release.

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Stephen Geldersma
Stephen Geldersma
Partner, Creative Director // Client Services - Solving challenges through brand strategy, web design, and content creation. Digital strategist helping businesses grow. Stephen focuses on business development, client-agency relationships, and ensuring client success in aspects of Web Design, SEO, and Advertising Campaigns. He leads our creative team as well as working directly on web design for key accounts. Stephen also conducts quarterly and annual performance reviews with clients to show the positive impact 616 Marketing Group has on their business.

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