Learn more about the latest WordPress update

An important update for your WordPress website has been released by the WordPress team. This update makes your website more secure and provides fixes as well as additional improvements.

As always, Managed WordPress websites will be updated by 1&1 automatically. In addition, we constantly protect your WordPress websites, through technical measures such as firewalls and filters, even before the updates have been implemented.

Learn more about this update

If you disabled automatic updates for your website, please update manually as soon as possible.

  • Update from WordPress dashboard: If you have installed WordPress yourself or use a standard installation from the 1&1 App Center, you can update to the latest version from your WordPress Dashboard. Select Updates and click Update Now.
  • Update via FTP/Webspace: If you prefer to update manually, you can download WordPress here.

What’s new?

For a complete list of all bug fixes and improvements please see the official WordPress release notes.

Learn more about WordPress 4.9

WordPress 4.9 brings important improvements and new functions for the Customizer so that you can more easily adjust your site’s design. You can now send a link to share drafts of your changes with your team, publish changes at scheduled times and even lock your changes from editing by other designers.


WordPress 4.9 also offers a new gallery widget and an improved text widget that supports images, audio and videos.

Learn more about WordPress 4.9

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