Wordpress Maintenance & Security Updates

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12 Sep: WordPress Security Update with Version 4.6.1

Close on the heels of WordPress 4.6 comes a quick update to fix two new security issues. Version 4.6.1 is a security release for all previous versions and we updated all our WordPress Maintenance Plan client websites immediately.
WordPress versions 4.6 and earlier are affected by two security issues: a cross-site scripting vulnerability via image filename; and a path traversal vulnerability in the upgrade package uploader.

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09 Dec: WordPress Maintenance Plan Websites Updated – December 9th 2015

This month we’ve seen the release of Wordpress 4.4 “Clifford” so it’s been a big month for the evolution for Wordpress, and of course the resulting wave of Theme, Plugin and Framework updates that follow.

As we all know by now, the first of each month is our official update day where we update all our client websites software and do some general housekeeping to keep those websites running fast and secure. However, this month, we pushed that back to the 9th to coincide with the latest release of Wordpress.

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24 Jul: WordPress Critical Security Update Completed for all TWS Client Websites

This morning WordPress issued a critical security release to fix a vulnerability that could’ve compromised the security of millions of websites.

The good news it that this update has been completed for your website as part of your TWS Maintenance Plan.

Cross-site scripting, or XSS, is a vulnerability in the code of Web applications that opens up the target (i.e. website) to attacks, and it’s one of the most common conduits used by hackers.

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17 Jul: Your Monthly Tweak: Image Optimization to Speed Up Your Site

Heavy image files that slow down your site are the subject of this months Total WP Support “Tweak of the Month”!

This month we are installing a premium image compression plugin across all client sites that will reduce image file sizes, improve page load times and boost your websites SEO.

Smaller image file sizes result in faster page load times so visitors won’t have to wait so long for pages to load.
The faster your site loads, the more Google, Bing, Yahoo and other search engines will like it.
Not only will all new images be automatically compressed, we’ll also be compressing all existing images on your website to get maximum benefit.
Image file sizes will be reduced without losing image quality, so there’s nothing to lose…except some Kb!