Hardly two and a half months have passed since 2017 (the year, not the WordPress version), and the world has already seen three WordPress security updates, the last of which hit the dashboards on March 6.
Methodology of cyber attacks has two main options. Either the attacker deliberately picks up a specific website he wants to hack, or he tries to target the widest possible number of websites which happen to have a certain kind of malfunctioning or just a weak spot, aiming to abuse that spot.
Users of the most popular CMS in the world suffered a great security threat during the past three weeks. More precisely, the users who didn’t update their software to version 4.7.2.
That is, you should update. It is strongly recommended, as always. According to WP Core Contributor Aaron Campbell, 4.7.1 is a security release for all previous versions.
The beta version of WordPress 4.7 arrived two weeks ago and the final version is expected to be released on December 6, 2016. The beta release means no more new features will be added until the final release of WordPress 4.7. However, some of the features in beta may not make it into the final release.
So, what new features are already out there? Read on.
If you are running WordPress then the most important thing that you can do is to keep WordPress up to date. Many people complain that their WordPress installation is affected by some malicious script and in most cases, the culprit is the old WordPress installation.