WordPress 3.7 updates automatically

If you’re website is powered by WordPress, it’s time to update again, version 3.7 ‘Basie” has just been released. techAU has just been updated to run 3.7, never a...

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If you’re website is powered by WordPress, it’s time to update again, version 3.7 ‘Basie” has just been released. techAU has just been updated to run 3.7, never a bad idea given the vulnerabilities that are discovered in older versions. 

This release features some of the most important architectural updates we’ve made to date. Here are the big ones:

  • Updates while you sleep: With WordPress 3.7, you don’t have to lift a finger to apply maintenance and security updates. Most sites are now able to automatically apply these updates in the background. The update process also has been made even more reliable and secure, with dozens of new checks and safeguards.
  • Stronger password recommendations: Your password is your site’s first line of defense. It’s best to create passwords that are complex, long, and unique. To that end, our password meter has been updated in WordPress 3.7 to recognize common mistakes that can weaken your password: dates, names, keyboard patterns (123456789), and even pop culture references.
  • Better global support: Localized versions of WordPress will receive faster and more complete translations. WordPress 3.7 adds support for automatically installing the right language files and keeping them up to date, a boon for the many millions who use WordPress in a language other than English.
  • Multisite Improvements – wp_get_sites() allows developers to easily get an array of all the sites on your network without resorting to a direct database query — just one of many improvements to multisite in WordPress 3.7.
  • Advanced Date Queries – Developers can now query for posts within a date range, or that are older than or newer than a specific point in time. Or get really fancy: all posts written on Friday afternoons? Not a problem.

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For those in love with updates, you can also learn more about what’s proposed for the 3.8 release here – http://make.wordpress.org/core/2013/10/23/mp6-3-8-proposal/

More information at http://wordpress.org/news/2013/10/basie/

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