WordPress 2.5.1

For all those of us running WordPress.org, just a heads up to say that a point released is available. WordPress Logo

Previous big number release was 2.5 and this is 2.5.1.

The Developer’s Blog has full details of the reasons for this upgrade, but in short:

  • Performance improvements for the Dashboard, Write Post, and Edit Comments pages.
  • Better performance for those who have many categories
  • Media Uploader fixes
  • An upgrade to TinyMCE 3.0.7
  • Widget Administration fixes
  • Various usability improvements
  • Layout fixes for IE

There are also security fixes and a host of other fixes, improvements and upgrades.  If you are running an older version, be warned that you are at risk from malicious people.  If you are new to blogging, then WordPress.org is a great platform for self hosted blogging and is pretty easy to set up and maintain.

Get it here.  If you are running an older version, the quick upgrade instructions are here and the longer instructions are here.  The really really really quick version (via SubVersion) is here.

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Posted on 26 April, 2008, in Blogging/WordPress, Computer Stuff, Site News and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 15 Comments.

  1. I upgrade because of security most of the time. Cosmetics come after. 🙂

  2. Ditto. Unless there is something very special in the upgrade, I’m more worried about the security and bug fixes.

  3. Thanks for the info. I am new to wordpress, less than a month, and I was wondering how hard the upgrade would be. 🙂 apparently its not that hard.

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  4. How do you get those pictures for your comments?

    Jasons last blog post..Write a Press Release for Google and Yahoo!

  5. In your Write area, to the top right, there are the “add media” options. The first one (a dark square inside a hollow square) is to ad pictures. Click that and you get the upload options. Once it’s uploaded, you can configure the picture. Note, if you have the Bad-Behaviour plugin, I find that it needs to be disabled before you can upload a picture.

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  6. I know it is important to upgrade, but it’s just one more thing to do. It sure would be nice if wordpress would auto upgrade to the newer version or at least do a security fix like Windows does! But I know that is not a realistic option, but it would save some time!

    Daves last blog post..Why is my Windows computer so slow to startup? It is very slow during boot up which is extremely frustrating

  7. Hi Dave – you could do the SVN upgrade method. It’s manual but is a lot quicker.

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  8. Thanks Ray – I had to look up SVN and found this http://codex.wordpress.org/Installing/Updating_WordPress_with_Subversion

    which I assume is it. I’ll give that a shot! Thanks.

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  9. I still don’t have wordpress yet…and I am looking into alternatives as well. It is nice to know they are updating their engine though.

  10. WordPress is very quick to install and then you spend a lifetime keeping it going 🙂 Very flexible tool though.

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  11. Very interesting, but make sure you also install WP Security Scan plugin from WordPress Security

    Michaels last blog post..Make my site rank #1 in Google

  12. Nice plugin Michael – thanks for sharing it.

  13. I’m a firm believer that upgrading is for the better. And will blindly jump where WordPress wants me too. I’m sure many individuals has taken the leap and upgraded to WordPress 2.5.

  14. I would certainly hope so, if only to get the security updates. I do find that the admin dashboard is better laid out too, so I would definitely recommend an upgrade.

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