WordPress is publishing software with a focus on ease of use, speed and a great user experience. New WordPress is blessed with an active community, which is the heart of open-source software. This is a dynamic open-source content management system which is used to power millions of websites, web applications, and blogs. It currently powers more than 27% of the top 10 million websites on the Internet. WordPress usability, extensibility, and mature development community make it a popular and secure choice for websites of all sizes.

Since its inception in 2003, WordPress has undergone continual hardening so its core software can address and mitigate common security threats, including the Top 10 list identified by The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) as common security vulnerabilities, which are discussed in this document.

The WordPress Security Team, in collaboration with the WordPress Core Leadership Team and backed by the WordPress global community which works to identify and resolve security issues in the core software available for distribution and installation at WordPress.org. It recommends and documents the security best practices for the third-party plugin and theme authors. Site developers and administrators should pay particular attention to the correct use of core APIs and underlying server configuration.This has been the source of common vulnerabilities, as well as ensuring all users employ strong passwords to access WordPress.

WordPress will release its new version WordPress 4.9 on November 14, 2017. New WordPress 4.9 will be the second “major” release of 2017 with the theme of editing code, managing plugins and themes, a user-centric way to customize a site, and polishing some recently added features over this last year. WordPress released its recent version on August 2, 2017.Mel Choyce and Weston Ruter are the Co-Release Leads for 4.9.

 New WordPress 4.9 Development Cycle

Release Schedule

June 8, 2017,August 2, 2017,

Trunk is 2017, for business.
4.9 Kick o f2017, ing.
September 27, 2017 (+8w) Last chance to merge feature projects.
October 4, 2017 (+1w) Beta 1 and feature project merge deadline.
October 11, 2017 (+1w) Beta 2.
October 18, 2017 (+1w) Beta 3.
October 23, 2017 (+5d) Beta 4.
October 30, 2017 (+1w) Release candidate and soft string freeze.
November 6, 2017 (+1w) Final release candidate if needed and hard string freeze.
November 13, 2017 (+1w) November 13, 2017 (+1w)
November 14, 2017 (+1d) Target date for release of WordPress 4.9