WordPress 5.1.1 Available — Here’s How to Install / Upgrade on Ubuntu 16.04 | 18.04

WordPress 5.1.1 has been released! This is a security and maintenance release which address 10 fixes and enhancements, including changes designed to help hosts prepare users for the minimum PHP version bump coming in 5.2..

WordPress administrators should be able to download or via update from the site’s admin dashboard…

Following the major 5.0 release which introduced the new block editor , this maintenance release also addressed a pair of security fixes that allow maliciously crafted comment to make WordPress sites vulnerable to cross-site scripting…For more about this release, please check the release page from here

Some highlights are listed below:

  • Hosts can now offer a button for their users to update PHP.
  • The recommended PHP version used by the “Update PHP” notice can now be filtered.
  • Uncaught javascript error on comment-reply.js
  • Several minor bug fixes.

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…

Install 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…

Install 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 your sites are not configured to automatically upgrade, then go over to WordPress Dashboard → Updates and click “Update Now.” Sites that support automatic background updates are already beginning to update automatically.

WordPress 5.0 upgrade

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!

Again, if you haven’t upgraded to version 5.0, you may want to do so now to take advantage of these improvements…

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