On 2 Aug, 2017, WordPress released its latest version i.e 4.8.1. Actually its a maintenance release which has 29 maintenance fixes and enhancements. The main updates are the fixes to the rich Text widget and the introduction of the Custom HTML widget.
After the release of WordPress 4.8, there were around 13 million downloads of WordPress 4.8. Hence WordPress 4.8.1 is available shortly after the release of WordPress 4.8 and it is a maintenance release which has resolved many issues.
WordPress is right now the most widely used software platform in the market. Earlier WordPress was often considered as the blogging platform but now it has evolved and it is one of the most sought after platforms for all kinds of websites. Some of the main reasons for the popularity of WordPress is its flexibility, scalability, SEO friendliness and robustness offered by WordPress platform. So many developers are working day and night to constantly upgrade its features and functionalities. WordPress developers can be hired if there is requirement for plugin development and PSD to WordPress conversion services. There are some plugins which you can install to avail many of these services.
The main benefit of using WordPress for your business website is that it is very flexible to incorporate many features and functionalities as per your business requirements. Also it is constantly upgraded with the release of newer and better version.
How to upgrade to WordPress 4.8.1?
If you want to finally upgrade to the latest version of WordPress i.e WordPress 4.8.1 then you can simply visit the Dashboard in your WordPress and click on the Updates and then “Update Now”. Otherwise you can also download fresh copy of WordPress 4.8.1 by visiting the official website of WordPress here.
Some of the websites which offer support for automatic background updates are already beginning to update to WordPress 4.8.1.