WordPress Core Update 4.5.3

Our WordPress site has been updated to version 4.5.3

From WordPress.org

WordPress versions 4.5.2 and earlier are affected by several security issues: redirect bypass in the customizer, reported by Yassine Aboukir; two different XSS problems via attachment names, reported by Jouko Pynnönen and Divyesh Prajapati; revision history information disclosure, reported independently by John Blackbourn from the WordPress security team and by Dan Moen from the Wordfence Research Team; oEmbed denial of service reported by Jennifer Dodd from Automattic; unauthorized category removal from a post, reported by David Herrera from Alley Interactive; password change via stolen cookie, reported by Michael Adams from the WordPress security team; and some less secure sanitize_file_name edge cases reported byPeter Westwood of  the WordPress security team.

To view the changes, click here.


WordPress Core Update 4.5.2

Our WordPress site has been updated to version 4.5.2

From WordPress.org

WordPress versions 4.5.1 and earlier are affected by a SOME vulnerability through Plupload, the third-party library WordPress uses for uploading files. WordPress versions 4.2 through 4.5.1 are vulnerable to reflected XSS using specially crafted URIs through MediaElement.js, the third-party library used for media players. MediaElement.js and Plupload have also released updates fixing these issues.

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WordPress Core Update 4.5.1

Our WordPress site has been updated to version 4.5.1

From WordPress.org

This release fixes 12 bugs, chief among them a singular class issue that broke sites based on the Twenty Eleven theme, an incompatibility between certain Chrome versions and the visual editor, and an Imagick bug that could break media uploads. This maintenance release fixes a total of 12 bugs in Version 4.5. For more information, see the release notes or consult the list of changes.

To view the changes, click here.


WordPress Core Update 4.5

Gwynedd Mercy University’s WordPress blog has been updated to version 4.5. If you notice any issues with your blog, please contact IT by phone at #21444 or by email at it@gmercyu.edu.

About WordPress 4.5 from WordPress.org

Version 4.5 of WordPress, named “Coleman” in honor of jazz saxophonist Coleman Hawkins, is available for download or update in your WordPress dashboard. New features in 4.5 help streamline your workflow, whether you’re writing or building your site.

To view more about version 4.5, click here

 


WordPress 4.4.2 Update

WordPress 4.4.2 Security and Maintenance Release


WordPress Update 4.4.1

WordPress 4.4.1 Security and Maintenance Release


Update to WordPress Network 4.3

As of today, we have upgraded our WordPress site to version 4.3.

To quote from WordPress.org:

Version 4.3 of WordPress, named “Billie” in honor of jazz singer Billie Holiday, is available for download or update in your WordPress dashboard. New features in 4.3 make it even easier to format your content and customize your site.

It offers new improvements to the Admin panel for a faster experience and a new formatting shortcut for quicker typing.

For more Information, click here.


Maintenance and Upgrades to WordPress

The IT department will be upgrading our WordPress site to version 4.2.

If you haven’t, please make sure all draft’s are saving or backed up to a Word document.  IT will also be backing up the database before the upgrade is started.

All Theme and plugin updates will coincide with the upgrade.

To learn more about the upgrade, please visit WordPress.org’s announcement regarding the the new version.

 


WordPress Update 4.1.1

As of today, we have upgraded our WordPress site to version 4.1.1.

To quote from WordPress.org:

WordPress 4.1.1 is now available. This maintenance release fixes 21 bugs in version 4.1.

Some of you may have been waiting to update to the latest version until now, but there just wasn’t much to address. WordPress 4.1 was a smooth-sailing release and has seen more than 14 million downloads in the last two months.

For more Information, click here.


Two New Themes

As of today, two new themes have been added to the GMercyU WordPress hosting.

The first theme is the Twenty Twelve theme.

As described by WordPress.org:

The 2012 theme for WordPress is a fully responsive theme that looks great on any device. Features include a front page template with its own widgets, an optional display font, styling for post formats on both index and single views, and an optional no-sidebar page template. Make it yours with a custom menu, header image, and background.

The second theme is the new Twenty Fifteen theme.

Our 2015 default theme is clean, blog-focused, and designed for clarity. Twenty Fifteen’s simple, straightforward typography is readable on a wide variety of screen sizes, and suitable for multiple languages. We designed it using a mobile-first approach, meaning your content takes center-stage, regardless of whether your visitors arrive by smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer.

Both themes are available in the Appearance > Themes option.