WordPress 4.9.5 security and maintenance release (update immediately)


WordPress 4.9.5 was released yesterday. You can read all the details here.

WordPress versions 4.9.4 and earlier are affected by three security issues. As part of the core team’s ongoing commitment to security hardening, the following fixes have been implemented in 4.9.5:

  1. Don’t treat localhost as same host by default.
  2. Use safe redirects when redirecting the login page if SSL is forced.
  3. Make sure the version string is correctly escaped for use in generator tags.

25 other bugs were fixed in WordPress 4.9.5. Particularly of note were:

  • The previous styles on caption shortcodes have been restored.
  • Cropping on touch screen devices is now supported.
  • A variety of strings such as error messages have been updated for better clarity.
  • The position of an attachment placeholder during uploads has been fixed.
  • Custom nonce functionality in the REST API JavaScript client has been made consistent throughout the code base.
  • Improved compatibility with PHP 7.2.

You can read all the details about the release here.

Go ahead and update to 4.9.5 today!

Blogging U by WordPress.com

Hi Friends, Today is a very special for all the bloggers out there, specially the newbie bloggers. The reason is simple and fun at the same time. The good news is WordPress is back with its Blogging U Courses (Formerly know as Blogging 101).

Blogging has now become a very challenging goal for us. We hardly come up with new ideas, ways to keep our blog updated and giving helpful tips and resources to our audiences. But now, those days are over because Blogging U comes up with its very best free On-Deemand Course which will help us to achieve our blogging goals.

So, What is Blogging U.?

Blogging U is Blogging University – Presented by Daily Post by WordPress.com whose parent company is Automattic who are behind WordPress.com, WooCommerce,JetpackSimplenote, Longreads, VaultPress, Akismet, Gravatar, PolldaddyCloudup, and more.

All you need is a WordPress.com account to Sign-up. If you already have a registered account with WordPress.com login and go to this link (will open in new window) https://dailypost.wordpress.com/blogging-university

Now all you need to do is to read the information and instructions on different types of courses you see on that page and click on ‘Start Course’ button next to the title. You will recieve an email regarding this course and within few minutes you’ll receive your very first course.

To know who are the hosts of the courses are Click Here.

The Courses covers from the Basics for Beginners to intermediate and then to the Advanced Level. You can start all the courses at a time if you only think you can do it everyday with ease otherwise take your time it’s not going anywhere. New Courses will be adding regularly. So Don’t miss this chance. Now, i think i can make the most of my skills, learn new things in blogging and most importantly share what i love to blog, everyday.

Please share your experience with Blogging U. Best of Luck and Happy Blogging.!