Learn WordPress 4.9.5 Released — Here’s How to Install on Ubuntu

WordPress 4.9.5 security and maintenance release was recently introduced to fix security and bugs issues… This release resolved earlier security vulnerabilities introduced in the previous WordPress versions…

If you have a website or blog powered by WordPress, you’re highly encouraged to upgrade or update immediately… For most, the is done automatically. However, if your environment isn’t setup for automatic WordPress upgrade / update, then you must manually do the upgrade from the admin dashboard..

These are part of the security hardening commitment from WordPress core team that was released with 4.9.5:

  • Don’t treat localhost as same host by default.
  • Use safe redirects when redirecting the login page if SSL is forced.
  • Make sure the version string is correctly escaped for use in generator tags.

For more about this release, please check the release page from here

Also released were bug fixes which includes the following:

  • The previous styles on caption shortcodes have been restored.
  • Cropping on touch screen devices is now supported.
  • A variety of strings such as error messages have been updated for better clarity.
  • The position of an attachment placeholder during uploads has been fixed.
  • Custom nonce functionality in the REST API JavaScript client has been made consistent throughout the code base.
  • Improved compatibility with PHP 7.2.

This is a pretty good release and you probably should upgrade to take advantage of these enhancements…

Below are tutorials that show students and new users how to install WordPress with Apache2 or Nginx webserver support on Ubuntu servers…

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…

WordPress Supports PHP 7.2 — Here’s how to Install on Ubuntu with Apache2, MariaDB Support

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…

WordPress Supports PHP 7.2 – Here’s How to Install on Ubuntu with Nginx and MariaDB Support

Upgrading WordPress

If you just want to upgrade, then go over to WordPress Dashboard → Updates and click “Update Now.” Sites that support automatic background updates are already beginning to update automatically.

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!

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