On 21-05-2018 starting with 14:00 EEST ( 04:00 PDT/PST ~ https://bit.ly/2LfBGqU
) for 2 hours, we'll be updating Wordpress to the latest version 4.9.6 on all production instances. During this time, the wp-admin can become inaccessible for brief periods of time while the new version is applied. The public sites will not be affected and they will work normally. For any inquiries during this time don't hesitate to contact us at email@example.com
We recommend you to test this new version on your development instance, as they have already been upgraded to the latest WP version. If you find any problems before the maintenance, please drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
containing the Subject: "WP 4.9.6 upgrade problems".
The new WordPress version is mainly a privacy and maintenance release aimed at GDPR compliance as well as some other notable changes:
- The addition of the "Mine" filter in the media library;
- Minimum required PHP version will be displayed when viewing a plugin;
- PHP polyfills for forwards-compatibility;
- TinyMCE was updated to the latest version (4.7.11).
More details about the new version can be found at: https://wordpress.org/news/2018/05/wordpress-4-9-6-privacy-and-maintenance-release/