WordPress 2.9.1

January 5, 2010 | No Comments Yet

A beta and release candidate later, WordPress 2.9.1 is finally out. It addresses several issues including errors with cron, pingbacks, and scheduled posts. The entire list of fixes can be viewed here.

If you still have reservations about moving up to WP 2.9, this release should stabilize the upgrade now.

Download WordPress 2.9.1 or upgrade from within your admin panel. Interesting fact: WP 2.9 has passed one million downloads already!

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WordPress 2.8.3

August 4, 2009 | No Comments Yet

WordPress 2.8.3 just dropped last night. It fixes several security issues that were overlooked with the WP 2.8.1 release, pointed out by several members of the WordPress community. Don’t you love it when everybody helps out?

Download the latest version now or upgrade automatically from your admin panel.

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WordPress 2.8.1 & WordPress MU 2.8.1

July 11, 2009 | No Comments Yet

The first official release since the big WordPress 2.8 is finally out. Highlights of the new features are listed in the announcement post, but you can also view the complete list here. Lots of fixed glitches, memory improvements, and improved security:

Core Security Technologies notified us that admin pages added by certain plugins could be viewed by unprivileged users, resulting in information being leaked. Not all plugins are vulnerable to this problem, but we advise upgrading to 2.8.1 to be safe.

WordPress MU also came out with version 2.8.1 a day after. Unlike WordPress, WPMU didn’t have a version 2.8, so this is a big update for all you multi-users out there (including BuddyPress). Download it now!

You can upgrade to WP 2.8.1 by downloading it at WordPress.org or by clicking “upgrade automatically” after following the notice in your administration panel.

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WordPress 2.8.1 Beta 2

June 29, 2009 | No Comments Yet

The second beta of WordPress 2.8.1 is already out. This comes just days after the download counter for WordPress 2.8 crosses 1 million, just 12 days!

The list of bug fixes in this beta are mentioned here.

Download WordPress 2.8.1 Beta 2

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WordPress 2.8.1 Beta 1

June 22, 2009 | No Comments Yet

Almost two weeks after the big release comes the first beta of WordPress 2.8.1. The bug fixes are listed here, which includes memory fixes and added security.

Instructions for upgrading from WordPress 2.8 to WordPress 2.8.1 beta 1 can be found here. If you still haven’t upgraded to WordPress 2.8 and are more of a cautious user, you might want to wait until WP 2.8.1 comes out.

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WordPress 2.7.1

February 11, 2009 | No Comments Yet

As expected, the official release of WordPress 2.7.1 is now out. You should be getting a notification in the administration panel for you to upgrade, which you can do so either manually or automatically. You don’t even have to visit WordPress.org to get the download file. There’s a link under Tools > Upgrade.

You can check out the list of closed tickets and changed files for WP 2.7.1.

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WordPress 2.7.1 RC1

February 9, 2009 | No Comments Yet

The first release candidate of WordPress 2.7.1 came out over the weekend. Weblog Tools Collection lists some of the fixes and improvements for your perusal. You can view the original announcement by Ryan Boren here.

Download WordPress 2.7.1.

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WordPress 2.7.1 Beta 1

February 4, 2009 | No Comments Yet

The first maintenance release of WordPress 2.7 is imminent and you can get a beta copy today. Check out all the fixes here.

One interesting note here is if you wish to use the built-in automatic upgrade with the beta, this is what you have to do:

To automatically upgrade from 2.7 to 2.7.1 Beta 1, change the version in your wp-includes/version.php file from 2.7 to 2.7.1-beta and then visit Tools->Upgrade.

Of course you can always download WordPress 2.7.1 beta 1 and upgrade manually.

It’s exciting to see a new release since WP 2.7 dropped and I can’t wait to see what new features the developers are cooking up in the following updates.

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WordPress 2.7 Beta 2

November 6, 2008 | 1 Comment

Just a few days after releasing the first beta, WordPress 2.7 Beta 2 is now out! Based on the announcement, it looks like bug fixes were the focus of this beta release.

And since you can automatically upgrade to the latest version of WordPress from within the admin panel, check it out:

If you have already installed beta 1, you can update to beta 2 via the Tools -> Update menu. Beta 1 does have a bug in the automatic upgrade that breaks certain setups, so be prepared to download and install Beta 2 manually if you experience problems.

Keep this in mind even if you haven’t installed the beta yet, but plan to upgrade to WP 2.7 in the future.

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WordPress 2.6.3

October 24, 2008 | No Comments Yet

WordPress 2.6.3 provides a security fix for a vulnerability found in the Snoopy library, which according to the project page is a “PHP class that simulates a web browser”.

Since this is a security upgrade, it’s best that you download the latest version immediately. But since only 2 files were updated, i.e. wp-includes/class-snoopy.php and wp-includes/version.php, you can also just grab those and replace the ones on your server.

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