On March 13, 2019, WordPress 4.4.18 was released to the public.
To download WordPress 4.4.18, update automatically from the Dashboard > Updates menu in your site’s admin area or visit the archive.
For step-by-step instructions on installing and updating WordPress:
If you are new to WordPress, we recommend that you begin with the following:
- New To WordPress – Where to Start
- First Steps With WordPress or Upgrading WordPress Extended
- WordPress Lessons
These changes include a pair of security fixes that handle how comments are filtered and then stored in the database.