This morning, some clients with WordPress websites will have received email notification of an automatic WordPress update. This is nothing to worry about and, providing you are already running the latest version of WordPress on your website prior to the latest update, you can expect to receive such notifications from WordPress every time another automatic update is made.

The notification email comes in two versions. The first version, below, is sent when there are other parts of your site that need manually updating, such as plugins and themes.

The second version, below, is sent when everything else that makes your website run e.g. plugins and themes is already up-to-date.


Howdy! Your site at http://www.yourdomain.com has been updated automatically to WordPress 4.1.1.

No further action is needed on your part. For more on version 4.1.1, see the About WordPress screen:
http://www.yourdomain.com/wp-admin/about.php

If you experience any issues or need support, the volunteers in the WordPress.org support forums may be able to help.
https://wordpress.org/support/

You also have some plugins or themes with updates available. Update them now:
http://www.yourdomain.com/wp-admin/

The WordPress Team


OR


Howdy! Your site at http://www.yourdomain.com has been updated automatically to WordPress 4.1.1.

No further action is needed on your part. For more on version 4.1.1, see the About WordPress screen:
http://www.yourdomain.com/wp-admin/about.php

If you experience any issues or need support, the volunteers in the WordPress.org support forums may be able to help.
https://wordpress.org/support/

The WordPress Team


By default, from WordPress version 3.7 and above, WordPress implemented the functionality to update itself automatically whenever a minor or security update was released.

This means that if you’re on, say, WordPress 4.1.1 and version 4.1.2 is released, WordPress will auto update itself. However, if a major version of WordPress is released, e.g. 5.0.0, by default it will have to be updated manually.

When you receive an email notification of an update from WordPress, it’s worth just checking that your website looks okay and then you can get on with your day. If WordPress tells you that other things in your site need updating, then please let us know.

 

 

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