WordPress 4.9.6 is now available and we have rolled this privacy release out to all users on our plans. The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect on May 25. The GDPR requires companies and site owners to be transparent about how they collect, use, and share personal data. It also gives individuals more access and choice when it comes to how their own personal data is collected, used, and shared.

We have also patched all plugins for the latest release of WordPress.

Akismet Anti Spam V4.0.7

  • Based on user feedback, the link on “Learn how your comment data is processed.” in the optional privacy notice now has a target of _blank and opens in a new tab/window.
  • Updated the in-admin privacy notice to use the term “comment” instead of “contact” in “Akismet can display a notice to your users under your comment forms.”
  • Only show in-admin privacy notice if Akismet has an API Key configured

WordPress Security V7.0.2

  • Enhancement: Add UI to cancel in progress File Scan.
  • Enhancement: Add basic admin debug page to help diagnosing and resolving issues. Particularly with the events.
  • Enhancement: Add debug settings JSON editor.
  • Enhancement: Continually evaluate password strength for users instead of only during registration.
  • Enhancement: Introduce Password Requirements module for managing and enforcing password requirements.
  • Bug Fix: Accessing password requirement settings would not resolve properly in some instances.
  • Bug Fix: Away Mode would not lock out users who were already logged-in during the “away” period.
  • Bug Fix: Enforce the Strong Passwords requirement during Security Check.
  • Bug Fix: Ensure scheduling lock is cleared by the Cron Scheduler when not proceeding with running events.
  • Bug Fix: If a password requirement has been disabled or is no longer available, don’t consider the password as needing a change.
  • Bug Fix: Only hide “Acknowledge Weak Password” checkbox if the user was not allowed to use a weak password.
  • Bug Fix: Password strength would not be evaluated if password was set using custom PHP or CLI commands.
  • Bug Fix: Prevent File Change from getting stuck in an infinite rescheduling loop on the first step.
  • Bug Fix: Remove distributed storage table on uninstall.
  • Tweak: Don’t write to the tracked files setting if the file hash has not changed.
  • Tweak: If no last password change date is recorded for the user, treat their registration date as the last change date.

Jetpack WordPress stats V6.3

  • Shortcodes: Removed extra black bars from YouTube embeds as controls are inside the container now.
  • Simple Payments: Fixed the custom post type bug that affected Simple Payments widget for 2 year subscriptions.
  • Simple Payments: Fixed site failure which happens on Multisite installation with Simple Payments widget.
  • Simple Payments: Fixed syntax and misc compatibility issues with Simple Payments widget on PHP 5.2.
  • Simple Payments: Added warning for admin users if Simple Payments is not enabled but there are products published on pages/posts as a widget.
  • Lazy Images: Fixed an issue with images not loading while updating quantity in WooCommerce shopping cart.
  • Lazy Images: Fixed centered images that do not crop properly when no JavaScript is enabled.
  • General: Fixed auto scrolling to top when following the Quick Tour buttons.
  • General: Removed ability to set custom name for Site Identity section.
  • General: Added advanced control capabilities to image extraction from posts.

User Role Editor V4.43

  • Update: references to non-existed roles are removed from the URE role additional options data storage after any role update.
  • Fix: Additional options section view for the current role was not refreshed properly after other current role selection.

WordPress SEO 7.5

  • Fixes a bug where images with specific aspect ratios where removed from OpenGraph consideration. This was causing unexpected results with Facebook sharing. The aspect ratio check has been removed completely.
  • Fixes a bug where sentences ending in multiple sentence marks, exclamation marks or ellipses were treated as multiple sentences.
  • Fixes a bug where attempting to get Yoast SEO options in multi-site, would result in wrong values being returned.
  • Fixes a bug where the sitemap styling could not be loaded when the Site domain differs from the Admin domain.
  • Fixes a bug where the admin bar still used old copy: Dashboard has been renamed to General.

Monday, June 4, 2018

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