WordPress 4.9.7 Released — Here’s How to Install on Ubuntu 16.04 | 17.10 | 18.04

WordPress 4.9.7 is now available…. This is a security and maintenance release for all previous versions of WordPress since 3.7. It is strongly recommended that you upgrade your sites immediately… This release update resolved the vulnerabilities introduced in all previous WordPress versions…

The vulnerabilty impact WordPress in a way that could potentially allow a user with certain capabilities to attempt to delete files outside the uploads directory.

Again, if you don’t want your sites to be compromised, you should upgrade now… For most, WordPress upgrades are done automatically. However, if your environment isn’t setup for automatic upgrade / update then you must manually do the upgrade from the admin dashboard..

This release also brings bug fixes that includes the following:

  • Taxonomy: Improve cache handling for term queries.
  • Posts, Post Types: Clear post password cookie when logging out.
  • Widgets: Allow basic HTML tags in sidebar descriptions on Widgets admin screen.
  • Community Events Dashboard: Always show the nearest WordCamp if one is coming up, even if there are multiple Meetups happening first.
  • Privacy: Make sure default privacy policy content does not cause a fatal error when flushing rewrite rules outside of the admin context.

For more about this release, please check the release page from here

Below are tutorials that show students and new users how to install WordPress with Apache2 or Nginx webserver support on Ubuntu servers… If you want to learn how to install WordPress, use the tutorials below…

WordPress with Apache2 Support

If you want to learn how to install WordPress with Apache2, MariaDB and PHP 7.2, the post below is a great place to start…

WordPress with Nginx Support

To learn how to install WordPress with Nginx, MariaDB and PHP 7.2 support, the post below should be a great place to start…

Upgrading WordPress

If you just want to upgrade, then go over to WordPress Dashboard → Updates and click “Update Now.” Sites that support automatic background updates are already beginning to update automatically.

This will update WordPress to the latest release… hope you enjoy it and stay tuned for more new and tutorials on installing and using WordPress to power your blogs and websites…

That’s it!

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