This is Malcolm Peralty here from PressTitan and this is The WP Minute, Episode 121
WordPress 5.0.1 is out and it is a security release. For those of you that didn’t upgrade to WordPress 5.0, your sites will likely update to 4.9.9. If you don’t get 5.0.1 or 4.9.9, you’ll want to manually update it as it fixes multiple security vulnerabilities. The vulnerabilities seem to all be relating to users being able to increase their permissions or abilities and do things they shouldn’t have the ability to do. It also helps with securing plugins by patching a cross-site scripting vulnerability that doesn’t affect WordPress directly.
On the Make dot WordPress site, there is a great case study about the RollingStone.com website that talks about XWP redesigning the site and migrating it to WordPress. I can’t imagine how difficult it must have been to migrate decades of image heavy content to WordPress. Very impressive.
Lastly, WordCamp US has announced when and where it’s 2019 edition will be and it looks like November first through the third in St. Louis. They are looking for experienced WordCamp organizers to help them make the event a success, so if you have the skills and experience, check out the WordCamp page for the event.
That’s it for today’s WP Minute, thank you all for watching.
WordPress 5.0.1 Security Release
RollingStone.com Case Study
WordCamp 2019 Date and Location
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