WordPress 5.8.1 Security Release is Time Sensitive

Heads up, Hosts!

The WordPress 5.8.1 Security and Maintenance update has been released. WP 5.8.1 contains 60 bugfixes both in coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Team builds WordPress. and in the blockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience. editor, all of which remedy data, XSS and other vulnerabilities.

Because of this, the HostingHosting A web hosting service is a type of Internet hosting service that allows individuals and organizations to make their website accessible via the World Wide Web. Team is recommending that all Hosts test and push this update through to customers and users as soon as possible.

A list of fixes and files changed can be located here.

As always, the PHPPHP PHP (PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor) is a general-purpose scripting language especially suited to web development. PHP code is usually processed on a web server by a PHP interpreter. On a web server, the result of the interpreted and executed PHP code would form the whole or part of an HTTP response. Test Runner and Reporter can be used by Hosts to report errors to the WordPress Organization. In addition, Hosts are welcome to comment in the #hosting-community SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. channel and create Trac tickets for any bugs or concerns found during testing and implementation.

Testing on the part of Hosts is incredibly valuable for the maintenance and improvement of the WordPress software. Thank you to all Hosts and contributors who participate in testing! You are appreciated!

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