Website Security Checkup – April 2017

Keeping your website software up to date is probably the single most important step for a secure website. Out of date software can make it easier for hackers to find ways to break into your website. For more information, see Software Maintenance & Website Security.

WordPress & Joomla Release Summary

April 2017

WordPress

Current release: 4.7.4NEW – Release date: April 20, 2017

More WordPress info

Quick overview of v4.7.4:

This release contains 47 maintenance fixes and enhancements, chief among them an incompatibility between the upcoming Chrome version and the visual editor, inconsistencies in media handling, and further improvements to the REST API.

More Details on v4.7.4

Next scheduled release: 4.8, May-June, 2017

Joomla

Current release: 3.7.0NEW SECURITY RELEASE – Release date: April 25, 2017

More Joomla info

Quick overview of security release 3.7.0:

  • Over 700 improvements, including many features which make administration of Joomla! Web sites easier and more feature-rich.
  • 8 low priority security updates

More Details on v3.7.0

Next scheduled release: 3.8, 3rd Quarter 2017

SECURITY RELEASE means that security vulnerabilities have been found in the software and will be fixed by this release. To protect your site from hackers and malware, you should update to this release as soon as possible.

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