Thursday, March 5, 2015

FYI: Important Message from Yahoo Small Business Hosting: Required Upgrade to latest WordPress version

FYI:  Yahoo Small Business Hosting: Required Upgrade to latest WordPress version
Date: Thursday, March 5, 2015 8:00 AM


Yahoo Small Business
Upgrade to WordPress version 4.0

Dear Yahoo Web Hosting Customer,

There are possible security issues with the version of WordPress that you are currently using. To prevent any issues you need to upgrade to the latest WordPress version 4.0. This is a mandatory action that must be completed. We will automatically upgrade all WordPress sites to the latest version on April 30, 2015.

Additionally, we suggest you take the following actions to further enhance security:

1. Remove the plugins wp-cache, wp-db-backup, which have known security vulnerabilities.
2. Install w3-total-cache and all-in-one-wp-security-and-firewall plugins to provide enhanced security for your WordPress site.

Please note that if you have custom installations, the upgrade to WordPress 4.0 may cause unexpected changes to your site. It is recommended that you upgrade prior to the deadline to provide yourself adequate time to plan for any potential fixes. The following WordPress article can help you through the process:
While we do provide the technical infrastructure you need to run WordPress (PHP and MySQL), we cannot offer technical support or a warranty as WordPress is an open- source service.

If you have questions, please explore our online help center, where you'll find answers to frequently asked questions. If you need further assistance, you can contact us anytime.

The Yahoo Small Business team

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