Tech Friday: An update to WordPress and added spam security

Posted By on September 10, 2021

WordpressorgIn the never ending battle to thwart spam and fill WordPress and server vulnerabilities, a few new tools were added this week to

This security and maintenance release features 60 bug fixes in addition to 3 security fixes. Because this is a security release, it is recommended that you update your sites immediately. All versions since WordPress 5.4 have also been updated.

WordPress 5.8.1 is a short-cycle security and maintenance release. The next major release will be version 5.9.

First the newest 5.8.1 update from was installed and then a big change to what is viewable by the public/casual viewer and what is available to “subscribed” readers who don’t SignInFriendFamilymind personal archived items (most often friends and family).

The change (content restriction) will come slowly and will hopefully encourage regular readers to make the effort to register and sign-in (there isn’t a nefarious ulterior motive besides reducing bots, spam and protecting content).
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