I have quite a lot of WordPress based websites which I run and maintain. One of these is this blog: www.SorinMustaca.com
All my WordPress websites are configured to autoupdate to the latest WordPress update. The same applies to their plugins and themes.
Google Search Console (GSC) is a tool I used to manage better the registration of my websites with the search engine and their advertising platform Adsense.
Yesterday evening I received a couple of emails, one for each of my websites registered with the GSC :
Here is the text:
|Recommended WordPress update available for http://sorinmustaca.com/
To: Webmaster of http://sorinmustaca.com/,
Google has detected that your site is currently running WordPress 4.7.0 or 4.7.1, an older version of WordPress. Outdated or unpatched software can be vulnerable to hacking and malware exploits that harm potential visitors to your site. Therefore, we suggest you update the software on your site as soon as possible.
Following are one or more example URLs where we found pages that have outdated software. The list is not exhaustive.
Need more help?
There is only one major problem for GSC: My websites have been updated a week ago to WordPress 4.7.2.
And this is the email where I was informed about the update: Note the date 26.1.2017
Note that they write:
Google has detected that your site is currently running WordPress 4.7.0 or 4.7.1
I guess that Google parsed the website before the update and they sent the notification a week later, or they did a wrong comparison.
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