On May 13, 2021, WordPress 5.7.2 was released to the public. This version is available for “download” from wordpress.org and not in the Synology Package Center. So, if you want to download and install WordPress 5.7.2 on your Synology NAS, you have to follow my step by step guide on how to manually update a new version of WordPress in your Synology. I recommend everyone use the official version of WordPress on their NAS until Synology ‘restarts its engine’ in the package upgrading process.
This security and maintenance release features one security issue affects WordPress versions between 3.7 and 5.7. If you haven’t yet updated to 5.7.1, all WordPress versions since 3.7 have also been updated to fix the following security issues: Object injection in PHPMailer, CVE-2020-36326 and CVE-2018-19296.
These bugs affect WordPress version 5.7.1 and all older version since 3.7, so you’ll want to upgrade. WordPress 5.7.2 is a short-cycle maintenance release. The next major release will be WordPress 5.8 and will be released to the general public on July, 2021.
To see a full list of changes, you can browse the 5.7.2 documentation page.
Note: If you have any questions regarding the WordPress official version vs WordPress Synology Package, please contact me.
Note: mariushosting has been hosted from home on a Synology NAS device since January 9, 2019.
This post was updated on Thursday / May 13th, 2021 at 6:25 AM