WordPress 3.9, Smith, was Just Dropped to the Masses – Time for an Update

I just noticed that WordPress 3.9 has been released. I swung through all of my sites and got everything upgraded. So far, I haven’t found any issues! I recommend you check out the release post here and get to your updates! There are some mighty fine looking enhancements this time around! I haven’t had the chance to fully play with everything yet, but we are looking at better overall media handling, image replacement, image loading, and image editing as well as a much improved gallery feature, and crazy cool audio/video features like playlists! To help you style everything, the widgets and headers got some live preview love, while the theme browser is looking mighty fine!

Go get yourself some brand new WordPress and let me know what you think!!

WordPress 3.6 has Dropped, Time to Upgrade!

Last night the newest release of WordPress was released into the wild – version 3.6. Have you upgraded yet? I immediately updated all of my sites (with 1 click thanks to InfiniteWP) and after clicking around I seem to have no issues or conflicts – that’s always nice! You can read the official release post here, I’d also recommend cruising by WPBeginner and checking out what they have to say for a more detailed look into 3.6.

VoodooPress always runs a child theme of the most recent default WordPress theme. On that note, sometime over the next month I’ll switch over to th enew 2013 theme and we will customize it and get those tutorials out to you! I’m a bit tied up with school and work right now – finals week is next week. Once I get over this hurdle, we will get some fun new content up!

WordPress 3.5 is Here – Time to Upgrade and Enjoy Some Pretty Fancy Changes!

WordPress 3.5 has just dropped on the masses. It’s time to play the upgrade game! Hopefully you’ve taken the time to maybe install it locally, or run it on a test site (I keep one handy in a subdomain) with your themes and plugins – just to make sure you don’t run into any problems. This is a pretty nice release, you can check out the release notes on the WP blog of course, but what has changed?

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InfiniteWP Hits Version 2.0, Major Upgrades and Coolness!

A while back, we gave the Voodoo Review to InfiniteWP and I liked what I saw from launch. There are a variety of managing options for WordPress, but InfiniteWP was a bit different. I got to keep it in-house, this installs on my own server, uses my own URL, and manages everything. From the start we could upgrade WordPress, update plugins and themes, and run backups. But I just finished upgrading my install of InfiniteWP, and I like what I see.

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WordPress 3.4 has Been Out for a Couple Days, How Did Your Upgrade Go?

So WordPress 3.4 has been out in the wild for a couple days now. Hopefully by now, you have any WordPress installs you manage up to date and running 3.4. How did your upgrade go? The forums have been (relatively) quiet. Not a lot of themes or plugins blowing things up. And it seems the upgrades are going well. Was your upgrade smooth sailing? What do you like about the new version? I need to re-jigger my child theme. I have my header images set to a specific size, I’d like to modify it to take advantage of the new flexible header option personally.

WordPress 3.4 on its Way?

The 2010 and 2011 themes just had updates hit VoodooPress. I’m betting WordPress 3.4 is right behind! I hope everyone is ready for another fun round of upgrades! Theme Customizer, here I come!

WordPress 3.2 is Out! And With That Comes VoodooChild 2011

Just finished the upgrade to WordPress 3.2. And as promised before, we have switched over to the VoodooChild 2011 theme. There really isn’t too much done to the theme yet. But as I get time, the theme will be developed! If you haven’t upgraded to WordPress 3.2 yet, now’s the time to do it!

WordPress 3.1.3 Hits the Streets, and Brings 3.2 Beta 2 Along for the Ride

Time for another round of upgrade fun. Version 3.1.3 has been released. So hook it up. Get going on that upgrade, once again it contains important security fixes.

  • Various security hardening by Alexander Concha.
  • Taxonomy query hardening by John Lamansky.
  • Prevent sniffing out user names of non-authors by using canonical redirects. Props Verónica Valeros.
  • Media security fixes by Richard Lundeen of Microsoft, Jesse Ou of Microsoft, and Microsoft Vulnerability Research.
  • Improves file upload security on hosts with dangerous security settings.
  • Cleans up old WordPress import files if the import does not finish.
  • Introduce “clickjacking” protection in modern browsers on admin and login pages.

And for the brave men and women who give so much testing WP releases, get yourself up to 3.2 Beta 2

  • Google Chrome Frame is now supported in the admin, if you have it installed. This is especially useful for IE 6 users (remember, IE 6 is otherwise deprecated for the admin).
  • The admin is less ugly in IE 7.
  • The blue admin color scheme has caught up to the grey one, and is ready for testing.
  • We are now bundling jQuery 1.6.1. You should test any JS that uses jQuery. WordPress JavaScript guru Andrew Ozz has a post with more info.

WordPress 3.1.1 is Now Available

That’s right WordPress fans, 3.1.1 is now available for your updating pleasure. Time to do the old upgrade routing again. For info click the title link. Here’s a summary:

  • Some security hardening to media uploads
  • Performance improvements
  • Fixes for IIS6 support
  • Fixes for taxonomy and PATHINFO (/index.php/) permalinks
  • Fixes for various query and taxonomy edge cases that caused some plugin compatibility issues

Since this is a security fix, it is a good idea to get on this upgrade asap!