WordPress Security Update 4.9.9 + 5.0.1

If there was little confusion, now a little more with the security update for WordPress, which affects versions 5.0 and lower.

This is an automatic update, most likely you have already received the email from your WordPress informing you that it has been updated to version 4.9.9 or version 5.0.1 if you are one of those who have already made the leap.

Likewise, lower versions up to the first version that supports automatic updates will receive this security fix.

If you are one of those who do not allow automatic updates, I recommend that you update your WordPress to close up to 7 security bugs detected.

Users who are used to following WordPress and its ecosystem, we are adapting to the demands and needs of WordPress, honestly it is something everyday and what WordPress has used to us from time to time.

But the user who uses WordPress and does not have time to follow that if Gutenberg than 5.0, this leads to more confusion or simply update everything to the latest version and find Gutenberg face to face for the first time, the shock, yes , the shock, if you have never seen Gutenberg, the first impression is strong.

You don’t know what to do, like backtracking, you start looking for info and you find a gazillion articles saying “DO NOT UPDATE”, at that moment, you remember yourself, happily hitting the update button.

On many occasions, it is worth going forward rather than backward, perhaps a good time to put your WordPress up to date, since the editor problem is as easy to solve as installing the Classic Editor plugin and working again as before .

Classic WordPress Editor

Reminder, before updating to version 5.0.1

  • Install the classic editor as a plugin, to be the default editor ahead of Gutenberg.
  • Make sure your plugins and themes are compatible and up to date.
  • Before updating, make a backup or two.
  • If your hosting provider provides automatic updates, disable them for now.
  • Do test environments, clones, staging, to know for sure that nothing will break.
  • Get up-to-date by visiting blogs, forums, WordPress repository, and others to see the experience of other users.
  • If your website has been developed for you by another person, company, agency or they carry out maintenance for you, contact them and make sure they have the subject under control.
  • The order of updating, first themes, plugins and lastly WordPress.

And if you already updated but didn’t install the Classic Editor and you’re in shock, you know, install it and onward.

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