Website Security Checkup – December 2016

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 Out of date software can make it easier for hackers to find ways to break into your website.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

December 2016

WordPress

Current release: 4.7NEW – Release date: December 6, 2016

More WordPress info

Quick overview of new features in v4.7:

  • New theme: Twenty Seventeen
  • Theme starter content
  • Video headers
  • Add custom css from customizer
  • Edit shortcuts from customizer preview
  • Post type templates
  • Editor improvements
  • Dashboard in your language
  • PDF Thumbnail Previews

More Details on v4.7

Next scheduled release: 4.7.1, in January, 2017

Joomla

Current release: 3.6.5NEW SECURITY RELEASE – Release date: December 13, 2016

More Joomla info

Quick overview of security release 3.6.5:

  • 1 high priority and 2 low priority security issues fixed
  • 4 bugs fixed

More Details on v3.6.5

Next scheduled release: 3.7, in March, 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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