WordPress 4.9.6

WordPress 4.9.6: Privacy and Maintenance Release

On the 17th of May WordPress released their latest update, version 4.9.6.

WordPress 4.9.6 has been released in conjunction with GDPR which comes into place on the 25th of May 2018. This makes it different to the usual minor updates that focus on security and maintenance.

The release includes 37 enhancements, 51 bug fixes and 2 tasks. The changes relating to privacy include:

  • A tool for site owners to create their own privacy policy in compliance with GDPR
  • Cookie opt-in for comments
  • User data export and removal tools

The other changes include:

  • Mine has been added as a filter in the media library
  • When viewing a plugin in the admin, it will now tell you the minimum PHP version required
  • TinyMCE was updated to the latest version 4.7.11

You can find further information on WordPress 4.9.6 here.

Existing CuroHosting Customers

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