This new version of WordPress is a security release and we suggest all WordPress website owners do this upgrade.
WordPress 5.0.1 Security Release (wordpress.org)
WordPress 5.0.1 is now available. This is a security release for all versions since WordPress 3.7. We strongly encourage you to update your sites immediately.
Plugin authors are encouraged to read the 5.0.1 developer notes for information on backwards-compatibility.
WordPress versions 5.0 and earlier are affected by the following bugs, which are fixed in version 5.0.1. Updated versions of WordPress 4.9 and older releases are also available, for users who have not yet updated to 5.0.
It looks like WordPress 5.0.2 will be released December 19th. It most likely won't be a security release but this release is a very important one to install because of the pretty serious vulnerabilities it fixes. We highly recommend you do this important update now.
Our Website Maintenance Department will be in contact with you regarding these upgrades. Clients that have signed up for our Automatic WordPress Update Program or Website Care program will get their website updated in the next week or so or if a follow-up version of WordPress is released.
Read more about why WordPress updates are important.
If you haven’t heard about our Website Care program, then you’re missing out on savings and peace of mind!
There are different levels to choose from but with each level, you get your installation of WordPress checked weekly for updates to the core software, plugins and themes. The benefit is that your website software is kept up to date. This work is done by hand and we test your website after the upgrade to make sure everything works like it should.
The program is either by monthly subscription or you can save 10% and pay for a year in advance. When you use this program you save about 40% on updating WordPress. It’s kind of a no-brainer!
Sleep better knowing that your website is being taken care of when you enroll in our Website Care program today!