A new version of WordPress has been released today. Version 3.1.1 of the most popular self hosted blogging system is released mainly to implement security fixes but does fix 25 bugs as well.WordPress highlighted these key points about the fixes on their blog:
- 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 plug-in compatibility issues
The security fixes in this update make it important for users to update as soon as possible. You can download WordPress via their download page or via the buttons in your admin panel.
When you update your blog please remember to backup your database and files! Updating WordPress is normally pain free but it isn’t worth the risk of losing all of your beloved blog content for the sake of 5 minutes. Here is information on backing up WordPress databases.