Automattic Inc. is announcing that WordPress with version number 4.2.3 / 4.3 Beta 4 is already available to download.
What is WordPress ?
WordPress is A state-of-the-art blogging platform, which also doubles as a CMS when needed, currently the World’s most used technology for building websites .
WordPress is a World-renowned system that focuses on aesthetics, Web standards, and usability.Since its launch in 2003, it has garnered the attention of users and developers alike, mainly due to the usage of best development practices and a finely tuned UI that made working with the platform a real joy and user-friendly process.Its early success as an open source blogging engine has lead to the creation of the WordPress.com service, a professional, free (and paid) hosted blogging platform.Since then, WordPress has slowly grown, moving from the realm of a simple blogging tool to the realm of Content Management Systems, out-doing and sometimes out-performing dedicated tools like Joomla or Drupal.For a couple of years now WordPress has over-taken these two and is currently the most used CMS for building and hosting websites on the Web.Use cases have been documented of WordPress being used on Alexa Top 100 websites, handling huge amounts of traffic and user databases in the range of millions.This range in performance, from small personal blogs to entire news portals have been been and will continue to recommend WordPress as your first choice when needing a new website.Installation:Download and unzip the WordPress package, if you haven’t alreadyCreate a database for WordPress on your web server, as well as a MySQL user who has all privileges for accessing and modifying itRename the wp-config-sample.php file to wp-config.phpOpen wp-config.php in your favorite text editor and fill in your database details.Place the WordPress files in the desired location on your web serverRun the WordPress installation script by accessing wp-admin/install.php in your favorite web browser
This is changelog for WordPress version 4.2.3 / 4.3 Beta 4 :
- The Genericons icon font package, which is used in a number of popular themes and plugins, contained an HTML file vulnerable to a cross-site scripting attack. All affected themes and plugins hosted on WordPress.org (including the Twenty Fifteen default theme) have been updated today by the WordPress security team to address this issue by removing this nonessential file. To help protect other Genericons usage, WordPress 4.2.2 proactively scans the wp-content directory for this HTML file and removes it.
- WordPress versions 4.2 and earlier are affected by a critical cross-site scripting vulnerability, which could enable anonymous users to compromise a site. WordPress 4.2.2 includes a comprehensive fix for this issue.
You can read the complete changelog and also download this latest version on their homepage: wordpress.org