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WordPress developers has just released WordPress 3.1.3. It is a security update and is very much a recommended update. In the blog post announcing the update, it was also revealed that WordPress 3.2 beta 2 is now available too.

WordPress 3.1.3 contains the following security fixes and enhancements:

  • 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.

WordPress developers has just released the long-awaited fourteenth release of WordPress, WordPress 3.1. Code named “Reinhardt” in honor of the jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt. “With the 3.1 release, WordPress is more of a CMS than ever before,” claimed project lead Matt Mullenweg in a release statement.

WordPress 3.1 has mostly bug fixes with many new features. There were over two thousand commits to the codebase in the 3.1 cycle and more than 820 closed issues in Trac. Interested users can visit the WordPress Codec for an in-depth overview of all the features that are added, improved or changed in the recent release.

WordPress has just released an update to the popular blogging platform. WordPress should already have received a notice in the admin dashboard of their WordPress blog.

According to the developers, WordPress 3.0.5 is a “security hardening update for all previous WordPress versions” that fixes two moderate security issues and one information disclosure issue, and adds two security enhancements to the blogging application. This security release is required if you have any untrusted user accounts, but it also comes with important security enhancements and hardening. All WordPress users are strongly encouraged to update. In the same announcement, WordPress developers have said that WordPress 3.1 is coming soon along with the release of WordPress 3.1 RC4. (via)