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WordPress 2.6.3

When I dipped in to upgrade some plugins this evening, my dashboard kindly told me that I needed to upgrade from WordPress 2.6.2 to WordPress 2.6.3. Get the latest version here.

In short, it seems that the library used to fetch the dashboards feeds, named Snoopy, has a vulnerability and this upgrade fixes that.

So, if you are running WordPress 2.6.2 or earlier (especially if you are running an earlier version) then you should upgrade soonest.

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.