WordPress Security Alert: WordPress 5.4.2 release

WordPress security alert: version 5.4.2 has been released, along with security updates for earlier branches as far back as 3.7.x.

WordPress 5.4.2 provides fixes for six security issues. Keeping your website secure by keeping it up to date is the best thing you can do for your organization and your visitors. You can read more about the resolved security issues in the WordPress announcement.

In most cases, WordPress will automatically update to the secure version on the branch installed. If you notice your website has not updated, or you aren’t sure, check in with your trusted web developer. Keeping WordPress up to date is the best way to keep your website secure.

What if your website is on a much earlier version of WordPress than 5.4.2?

While your website is secure if it’s on the most recent version of its branch 3.7.x or later, you are missing out on the newest features provided by the WordPress software. Older versions of the software may no longer be compatible with various plugins or themes that add features and functionality to your website. If you want to bring your website fully up to date, please get in touch and we’ll be happy to assist.

Note to our clients: If you have signed up for a security package with us, your website will be updated. If you don’t have a security package with us and your WordPress website is not secure, we will reach out to you to address it shortly.

Website security protects your visitors and your organization’s reputation. Take ownership of your website’s security and your visitors’ safety by keeping your WordPress site, themes, and plugins updated.

Over the years, WordPress core software updates have become safer and safer. It’s still a good idea to take some precautions before upgrading, like backing up your website. Learn how you can upgrade your WordPress website without putting your site and its contents at risk.

At RED, we offer hassle-free security packages so you can be sure your website is always secure and up to date, and you can spend your time on what you do best: your business’s or organization’s main mission.

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Alisa Cognard

Alisa was one of the first team members to join Red Earth Design, Inc. in early 2004. From data entry, she progressed to MySQL database manipulation and PHP coding. Alisa is responsible for all kinds of odds and ends: installing new websites, adding features to them, programming databases, PHP coding, website troubleshooting, website security, and organizational tasks for Red Earth Design.

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