WordPress has released version 5.8.1, which is a security and maintenance update. In order to fix three security concerns, it is critical to update WordPress, particularly versions 5.4 to 5.8.
Following a major version update, it’s typical for WordPress, or any software provider for that matter, to release a bug fix update to address unforeseen issues and provide enhancements that didn’t make it into the major release.
These upgrades are referred to as maintenance releases in WordPress.
WordPress Version 5.8.1 also comes with a security patch, which is unusual for the WordPress core software. And as a result, this latest update is more significant than a standard maintenance release.