Website Security Checkup – August 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 Out of date software can make it easier for hackers to find ways to break into your website.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

August 2017

WordPress

There was 1 WordPress release in August.

Current release: 4.8.1NEW – Release date: August 2, 2017

More WordPress info

Quick overview of v4.8.1:

  • Maintenance release containing 29 maintenance fixes and enhancements
  • Fix for the rich Text widget
  • Introduction of the Custom HTML widget

More Details on v4.8.1

Next scheduled release: 4.9, November 2017

Joomla

There was 1 Joomla release in August.

Current release: 3.7.5NEW – Release date: August 17, 2017

More Joomla info

Quick overview of release 3.7.5:

This is a bug fix release addressing a single bug that prevents new installations of Joomla! 3.7.4 with remote databases.

More Details on v3.7.5

Next scheduled release: 3.8.0, September 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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