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[resolved] Release Archive - some WP versions not safe to use? (12 posts)

  1. Robert Eichhorn
    Member
    Posted 12 months ago #

    The Release Archive says the versions are not safe to use except for the 3.9 series. My questions is why are almost all of the previous WP versions not safe to use - meaning I should not upload them to my WP site.

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 12 months ago #

    Sorry? What are you referring to?

  3. Nimsarkar
    Member
    Posted 12 months ago #

    i got bellow error and site not display
    please any one can help me thanks

    Parse error: syntax error, unexpected '*' in /home/priyadarshi/www.manuski.org/wp-content/themes/annotum-base/carrington-core/admin.php on line 30

  4. @Nimsarkar Per the forum welcome please post your own topic.

    http://wordpress.org/support/forum/how-to-and-troubleshooting#postform

    Your question has nothing to do with this topic.

  5. Robert Eichhorn
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    @Nimsarkar - My topic is the wrong place to post your own topic. To post your own topic click on 'Add New' at Miscellaneous.

  6. Robert Eichhorn
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    @Jan - To clarify the situation. I don't know Nimsarkar and I don't know why this individual posted their own topic under my topic - probably a mistake. Thanks for redirecting Nimsarkar.

    I will Resolve my topic and repost it since it has been corrupted.

  7. Robert Eichhorn
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    @esmi - To clarify the situation. I don't know Nimsarkar and I don't know why this individual posted their own topic under my topic - probably a mistake.

    I will Resolve my topic and repost it since it has been corrupted.

  8. I will Resolve my topic and repost it since it has been corrupted.

    Don't do that, there is nothing "corrupted" about your topic and duplicate topics get deleted.

    Release Archive - some WP versions not safe to use?

    I guess the question I have is "what are you talking about?"

    All older releases at sometime become unsafe to use. At the moment 3.9.1 and 3.8.3 do not have any known vulnerabilities. But if you are going use a release please use 3.9.1. It's the version that is actively supported.

  9. TrishaM
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    @Robert, that message is *partly* CYA on the part of the WP developers, and rightly so. Using older versions of WP is definitely at your own risk, the reason is that there are some pretty malicious people out there, and they look for ways to exploit WP.

    The development team cannot reasonably be expected to continue to issue patches to fix exploits found in older versions - they do a good job of supporting a few prior versions but at some point, as new versions come out, those (oldest) versions are "sunsetted" meaning that they'll no longer be supported.

    So if you're using an older version, and it's no longer supported by patches, then it's insecure, not safe to use because your site could get hacked. A hacked site hurts everyone, because it can be used to serve up malware.

    I hope this clarifies for you.

  10. Robert Eichhorn
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    @Jan - To answer your question. I am referring to the older versions of WordPress kept in the Release Archive at:
    http://wordpress.org/download/release-archive/

    I wanted to update my WP site to a newer release in the series I am using but WP says most of the previous versions are not safe to use.

    Concerning my Topic being corrupted. I used the term for lack of a better term at the time. I will say my Topic has been violated and I thought the best step to make was to Resolve the topic without any further comments. This way the integrity and confidentiality of the discussion would be preserved.

    I was planning on reposting my Topic with a different subject description but will not repost it since @TrishaM gave me enough information to resolve my question concerning the Release Archive.

  11. Robert Eichhorn
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    @esmi - I will not be reposting my Topic, so to answer your question I am referring to the versions of WordPress kept in the Release Archive that are not safe to use. The Release Archive is at:
    http://wordpress.org/download/release-archive/

    @TrishaM's reply will help to explain why most versions of WordPress kept in the Release Archive are not safe to use.

  12. Robert Eichhorn
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    @TrishaM - Thanks for the information.

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