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If you run a WordPress site, I hope you weren't on vacation over the last week.

The last part of April has been the strangest, busiest week anyone can remember in WordPress. Here's a quick recap:

  • April 20: Dozens of plugins release new versions to fix a major security hole (link).
  • April 21: WordPress 4.1.2 released to fix the security hole fixed in plugins the previous day (link)
  • April 23: WordPress 4.2 released (link)
  • April 24: WordPress 4.1.3 released to fix a bug in 4.1.3 (link)
  • April 27: WordPress 4.2.1 released to fix another major security hole (link)

So that's one major WordPress release, two huge security holes and multiple updates for the average site.

If you haven't done so yet, please go and update everything in all your WordPress sites.

If you're feeling a little overwhelmed by so many updats, consider the new "Manage" feature in JetPack which allows you to turn on autoupdates for all your sites and plugins. Setup this Jetpack feature and your WordPress sites will update themselves in future.

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About the author

Steve is the founder of OSTraining. Originally from the UK, he now lives in Sarasota in the USA. Steve's work straddles the line between teaching and web development.