WordPress updates to 4.8.1 – Time to update!

WordPress updates to 4.8.1 - Time to update!
WordPress updates to 4.8.1 – Time to update!

WordPress Updates again and just released version 4.8.1. This release includes tons of fixes, security updates and a brand new HTML widget.

WordPress Updates

WordPress stats show 13 million downloads of WordPress 4.8 which is huge and this version is the maintenance release to polish off additional bugs and fixes.

This release contains 29 maintenance fixes and enhancements, chief among them are fixes to the rich Text widget and the introduction of the Custom HTML widget.

Finally A Custom HTML Widget

WordPress 4.8 and 4.8.1 has brought WordPress up to speed with the addition of 4 new widgets which should have been included long ago. This includes a dedicated image, video, audio, text (which is now a Rich text editor with style options including bold, italics, ordered / unordered list, links and plain text) and the welcomed addition of a new HTML / Code widget.

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Staying Up To Date with WordPress updates

Keeping your WordPress website up to date is the best way to stay on top of security issues, avoid getting hacked or breaking your site.

Noteworthy Plugin Updates For August 3rd, 2017 Include:

  1. Akismet Anti-Spam
  2. Beaver Builder Plugin
  3. The Events Calendar and Event Tickets
  4. Jetpack by WordPress.com
  5. Yoast SEO

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