WordPress 5.8.1 Released – DM Solutions Web Hosting Blog

Written by Sarah Niederb├╝hl on September 9th, 2021 in WordPress

Dear readers,

Today the new WordPress version 5.8.1 was released. This is a security and maintenance update. This update fixes three security vulnerabilities and fixes 60 bugs.

Due to the security gaps closed with the update and the large number of bugs fixed, we advise you to install the update as soon as possible. This is the only way to ensure the optimal security and functionality of your WordPress environment.

The three closed vulnerabilities relate to WordPress versions 5.4 to 5.8. Fixed a data exposure vulnerability in the REST API and an XSS vulnerability in the block editor. In addition, the Lodash library was updated to version 4.17.21, which adopted the security fixes contained therein.

In the course of the bug fixes, among other things, an error was fixed that affected the media library. Due to an error in the layout, it was not usable on mobile devices. The layout has been adjusted accordingly so that access to the media library is now also possible via mobile devices without any problems. In addition, in previous versions, not all media elements may have been displayed in the Media Grid view. With WordPress 5.8.1 this error no longer occurs and the media elements are fully displayed.

For more information on the numerous bug fixes, visit the wordpress.org official website.

Customers who have booked our WordPress Update Complete Service have been receiving updates from our technicians since this morning. As usual, we are happy to answer any questions you may have.