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Plugin Developers Demand a Better Security Release Process After WordPress 4.2.3 Breaks Thousands of Websites

wptavern.com | Jul. 25, 2015 | 6 min read

Whilst the latest update was important, it wasn't without it's problems. "User confidence in WordPress’ automatic background updates took a dent with the 4.2.3 release." The update makes changes to the shortcode API which cause a lot of problems.

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amanda moore

We had problems and when some had triggered overnight that gave us down time without an easy way to resolve. Eventually got there but could it have been a bit easier? Feels like yes. Worst impact from an auto release we have seen but what do you do...leave yourself and clients exposed even longer?