WordPress Release Notes – October 2021

Release Notes

Code Changes (transparent to end-users)

1. Performance Updates– Updated the following plugins and settings to improve overall site security and performance:
a. WordPress 5.8.1 – A short-cycle and maintenance release that contained 3 security fixes.
b. Yoast SEO Premium- Completed the readability analysis for Farsi, Improved keyword detection for Farsi, and cleans up indexables for posts with auto-draft post status. Improved filtering of function words in Dutch, English Indonesian, Russian, and Spanish by adding time related words.
c. Gravity Forms- Updated the logo to reflect new branding. Added security enhancements and a new UI for License Settings. Updated the UI of the update button in the form editor.
d. Flow-Flow- Updated to meet security requirements.
e. Slider Revolution- Added cursor mode none to the option list. Introduced tag option for slide links to avoid FireFox popup blocking. Introduced a global option “Lazy Load on BG Images”.
f. Inactive Logout- Updated to meet security requirements.
g. Classic Widgets- Updated to meet security requirements.