There’s a new version out of wordpress today. Big deal, you might say, there are always new releases of wordpress and associated plugins. Well, hopefully this one will be a real winner, because wordpress say it includes the following features…..
- 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.
These have got to be good things, right?
- Stronger passwords: certainly. The number of hacks and attempted hacks is rising and anything to make stronger passwords is good.
- Updates while you sleep? Maybe. Most of the time wordpress upgrades without a hassle, but I always update my own sites first before I update my client’s sites. Just in case in goes wrong. And, if you’re a control freak like me, you really need to ensure there’s a backup before an upgrade. The last thing I want to do is wake up and find out 10 or more sites are down and clients are unhappy.
So, I’m looking forward to testing this feature, but unless you know exactly what you’re doing and know how to re-install an old version, I’d just wait a while until techies like me give it a thumbs up or thumbs down!