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Release of WordPress 4.9.6 Version : Why it’s an important update

Most recently WordPress released an update and that is WordPress 4.9.6. WordPress called is a privacy and maintenance release. Today on this blog we will talk about that 4.9.6 privacy and maintenance release.

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Now let’s have an eye on the latest 6 privacy and maintenance of WordPress 4.9.6:

1. Privacy:

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On the May 25 the European Union’s Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requires companies and site owners to be transparent about how they collect, use, and share personal data. GDPR also gives individuals more access and choice when it comes to how their own personal data is collected, used, and shared. Though GDPR is a European Regulation, their requirements apply to all sites and online businesses that collect, store, and process personal data about European Union residents. On this, it is no matter where the business is located. For that privacy concern, WordPress just released some updates.


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WordPress privacy and maintenance release 4.9.6 also added an exciting features that is logged-out commenters will be given a choice on whether their name, email address, and website are saved in a cookie on their browser. Browser will automatically save or erase user’s information according to user’s permission.

3. Privacy policy page:

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With WordPress 4.9.6, the site owners now can designate a privacy policy page. We think it is a great update according to the age.

This page will be shown on site owner’s login and registration pages. Site owner should manually add a link to your policy to every page on his/her website. If he/she have a footer menu, that’s a great place to include site owners privacy policy. WordPress have also created a guide which includes some insights from WordPress and some participating plugins to handle the personal data and they can be copied and pasted to the sites privacy policy to help to get started.

4. Data Handling:

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WordPress 4.9.6 contains two different data handling features which are Data Export and Data Erasure.

  • Data Export

By this update site owners can export a ZIP file containing a user’s personal data, using data gathered by WordPress and participating plugins.

  • Data Erasure

By this update site owners can erase a user’s personal data, including data collected by participating plugins.

However we have tried to give you the best ideas about the release of WordPress 4.9.6. If you have liked this blog, please do share with your dearest ones 🙂