WordPress Latest Version: 3.1.3 and 3.2 Beta 2

WordPress is updated to new version “WordPress 3.1.3” which is a security update for all previous versions.

WordPress 3.1.3 Version

WordPress 3.1.3 Security Release

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.

We will recommend to Download WordPress 3.1.3 or update automatically from the Dashboard → Updates menu in your site’s admin area.

WordPress 3.2 Beta 2

We have given a comprehensive review of WordPress 3.2 Beta 1 with screenshots at our earlier post. WordPress 3.2 Beta 2 is also available now.

WordPress 3.2 Beta 2

This is still beta software, so we don’t recommend that you use it on production sites. But if you’re a plugin developer, a theme developer, or a site administrator, you should be running this on your test environments.

Here are some of the things that changed since Beta 1:

  • 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.

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