WordPress is one of the most popular open-source projects in the world, with 70 developers contributing 4,969 commits to the core in 2019. Knowing that, it’s probably not surprising to learn that there’s usually a new WordPress release every single month (if not more like two or three)!

Some of these releases are full new versions or critical security patches, in which we recommend updating all your sites to the latest version fairly quickly. Others are minor fixes or even release candidates that are less critical to update right away or even optional (in the case of beta releases).

To update WordPress manually, simply log into wp-admin and look for a notification at the top of the homepage prompting you to update. Click that, and you’re good to go!

Even if your hosting provider takes care of updates for you, it’s still a good idea to be in the know about the latest WordPress version. Then you can make sure your sites are ready for the upgrade and can take advantage of any important new features.

WordPress 5.4.2 Security and Maintenance Release

Released on June 10th, 2020.

WordPress 5.4.2 features 23 bug fixes and 6 security patches, so it’s recommended you update to the latest version. If you haven’t updated to version 5.4, there’re also updated versions of 5.3 and earlier that fix the bugs for you!

Highlights of the WordPress 5.4.2 security updates include:

  • • Fixing an issue where authenticated users with low privileges are able to add JavaScript to posts in the block editor.
  • • Fixing an issue where authenticated users with upload permissions are able to add JavaScript to media files.
  • • Fixing an open redirect issue in wp_validate_redirect().
  • • Fixing an authenticated XSS issue via theme uploads.
  • • Fixing an issue where set-screen-option can be misused by plugins leading to privilege escalation.
  • • Fixing an issue where comments from password-protected posts and pages could be displayed under certain conditions.

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