21st February 2007

New versions of Wordpress have been released

It took me quite some hours to notice, but there it was, a notice on my Wordpress ‘Dashboard’, you know, the page with all those old headlines you see when you login. Two new versions of Wordpress have been released to the public, containing some bugfixes for the current Wordpress 2.10 as well as security fixes for the ‘good old’ 2.0.8. The upgrade over 2.10 isn’t very urgent, according to the Wordpress developer blog, the upgrade for the older 2.08 version is quite urgent though, as its said to contain some security breaches. It’s recommended to upgrade for all users though.

We’ve got a new bugfix and security release for both of our actively maintained branches of WordPress. Version 2.1.1 includes about 30 bug fixes, mostly minor things around encoding, XML-RPC, the object cache, and HTML code. It’s available for immediate download on our download page.

Version 2.0.9 only includes the security update, which was around the code we use to prevent XSS. You can download it from our release archive. As a reminder, we’ve committed to proving security updates to 2.0 through 2010, but all new features and development are going into the newer branch, which is at this time 2.1.

This is a low-to-medium priority update recommended for all WordPress users. After the break is a list of changed files.

Edit to add; I’ve just upgraded this webpage as well, as you’ve got to do is overwrite the old files and run the 1-step upgrade wizard, couldn’t have been easier.

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