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WordPress 3.5 is now available for download. This update contains great updates to the media workflow, a new theme, updated dashboard styling, and a number of other fixes/enhancements which makes this a great release. If you have not done so already – you can watch a video about all the updates: http://wordpress.org/news/2012/12/elvin/ or just download it and enjoy!
For a good overview on all the changes – take a look: http://codex.wordpress.org/Version_3.5
Download WordPress 3.5
In the last week – I have updated a number of out of date WordPress sites for clients. Some were running WordPress before version 3 (which came out in June 2010 – over 2 years ago). Others were only a point release or two behind. Many clients are nervous about updates, while others want to update every six months. In reality – not keeping up to date should make you more nervous about updating your site and scheduled updates – while they sound nice – do not always work.
Thankfully the reason for all the recent updates were not because of any hacks – the important lesson here is that it is essential to update as soon as possible. Not only will your site be more secure but updating a point release at a time is a lot easier than updating a site from several versions back. Things change, code improves, other code depreciates. Updating your version of WordPress is a lot less painless when you do it often and regularly vs. in an emergency because of a hack.
While updating WordPress is essential – so is keeping up to date with plugins. I recently was brought in to assist with an upgrade which had an outdated version of WordPress along with over 40 plugins that were out of date. (Yes – 40). While most people often “do not want to rock the boat” with plugin updates – these updates are also essential. Plugins also contain security updates which are important.
If you are serious about your web presence – take some time to update WordPress and the plugins as the updates come out. If you are concerned that an update might break some custom functionality – create a backup first and then update. If anything goes wrong – you can always go back to what you had right before the update. If you do not want to worry about updates – consider moving to a WordPress host like WP Engine – who will take care of WordPress updates for you.
WordPress 3.4.2 is now available for download. This update contains several bug fixes as well as some security updates. It is recommended you updated your version of WordPress to 3.4.2 as soon as possible.
“The vulnerabilities included potential privilege escalation and a bug that affects multisite installs with untrusted users. These issues were discovered and fixed by the WordPress security team.”
For a full list of all issues addressed in this update, please look at the 3.4.2 documentation.
Download WordPress 3.4.2
Please make sure to update your WordPress sites to version 3.4.1 which includes both bug and security fixes.
For more information check out the announcement at http://wordpress.org/news/2012/06/wordpress-3-4-1/
If you have not already updated your site already – check out the latest and greatest version of WordPress: WordPress 3.4. You can see there are a number of changes and some new functionality in place with this latest release.
If you are a developer – you will see a lot of great little additions like the introduction of term_is_ancestor_of(), WP_User::exists(), get_header_image_data(), and more (see the link above). If you are a user – you will also benefit from this release as well with the new theme options, better performance, and embed support to include tweets.
Download WordPress 3.4: http://wordpress.org/wordpress-3.4.zip
WordPress 3.2 has officially been released. The update contains a number of changes making WordPress faster with a refreshed backend user interface. You can read more about all the changes and updates that went into 3.2 if you are interested. You can also see all the specific changes/fixes as well.
Download the latest versions of WordPress: WordPress 3.2
WordPress 3.1.3 has officially been released. The update contains security fixes for all previous versions. You can read more about all the changes and updates that went into 3.1.3 if you are interested. You can also see all the specific bug/security fixes as well. It is recommended that everyone applies this update promptly.
Download the latest versions of WordPress: WordPress 3.1.3
WordPress 3.1.2 has officially been released. The update contains security and bug fixes. You can read more about all the changes and updates that went into 3.1.2 if you are interested. You can also see all the specific bug/security fixes as well. It is recommended that everyone applies this update promptly.
Download the latest versions of WordPress: WordPress 3.1.2
WordPress 3.1.1 has officially been released. The update contains a few security updates, performance improvements and updating is highly recommended as soon as possible. You can read more about all the changes and updates that went into 3.1.1 if you are interested. You can also see all the bug/security fixes as well.
Download the latest versions of WordPress: WordPress 3.1.1
WordPress 3.1. has officially been released. This update brings a number of updates as well as some new features (easy internal linking, post formats, new network admin, and more.
You can read more about all the changes and updates that went into 3.1 if you are interested. You can also see all the bug fixes as well.
Download the latest versions of WordPress: WordPress 3.1