Over the past few days, there has been a lot of buzz going around about keeping WordPress up to date because of a specific worm going around that is causing havoc for out of date WordPress versions. The worm creates a user, hides it from the user list, and then inserts all kinds of junk into your posts.
There are multiple ways to easily find out when WordPress has been updated.
Since everyone who uses WordPress should stay on top of these updates, here are a few ideas on how to find out when a new version has been released:
- Pay attention the the “Upgrade Now” notice when you log into WordPress.
- Get notified by email with the Upgrade Notification by Email plugin
- Read regularly/subscribe to the WordPress blog
- Read regulary/subscribe to this blog
Updating is quick and easy – and should always be done after you have a database backup. Database backups are quick and easy as well with WP-DB-Backup plugin.
Not really sure if you want to do the upgrade yourself? We would be happy to do it for you – just contact us.
WordPress 2.8.3 has officially been released. The update contains a few important security updates and updating is highly recommended. You can read more about all the changes and updates that went into 2.8.3 if you are interested. You can also see all the bug fixes as well.
Download the latest versions of WordPress: WordPress 2.8.3
WordPress 2.8.2 has officially been released. The update fixes a XSS vulnerability and should be applied as soon as possible.
Download the latest versions of WordPress: WordPress 2.8.2
WordPress 2.6.3 has officially been released. The update contains a security fix to a library (Snoopy) used to fetch RSS feeds. For more information on WordPress version 2.6.3, read the official WordPress version 2.6.3 documentation.
Download the latest versions of WordPress: WordPress 2.6.3
WordPress 2.6.2 has officially been released. The update is primarily a security update along with a few bug fixes (see full list). For more information on WordPress version 2.6.2, read the official WordPress version 2.6.2 documentation.
Download the latest versions of WordPress: WordPress 2.6.2