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?
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.
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.
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 just pushed out an upgrade to version 3.3.1. This one is a necessary upgrade which contains essential security fixes. Please take some time and get your sites up to date so you can benefit from the bug and security fixes.
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!
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.
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!