WordPress 3.0.5- What’s New

WordPress 3.0.5 came out just today.  There are some small bug fixes and security improvements.  WordPress says:

Two moderate security issues were fixed that could have allowed a Contributor- or Author-level user to gain further access to the site.

One information disclosure issue was addressed that could have allowed an Author-level user to view contents of posts they should not be able to see, such as draft or private posts.

Two security enhancements were added. One improved the security of any plugins which were not properly leveraging our security API. The other offers additional defense in depth against a vulnerability that was fixed in previous release.

WordPress 3.0.5 – Should You Update?

Yes. As I always say, don’t take the risk of running old software with known security issues.

Don’t forget to update your plugins while you’re at it.  Running an old version of a plugin can put you at risk for being hacked.

WordPress 3.0.5 – Update Information

Remember to back up your WordPress installation before you update. Here’s information on how to backup WordPress. And here’s what the WordPress update will be like. If this is your first update, prepare to be amazed. It’s super easy!

Once you’ve completed the update, take a look at your site and make sure that everything still works. Sometimes plugins may have problems with the new WordPress software. Don’t worry though, most of the time things will be just fine. If you do discover a problem turn off the plugin and email the developer of the plugin about the issue. They should be able to update their plugin to work with the new software.

Remember, if you need help updating your WordPress installation or if you need a WordPress Coach, please contact me. And if you like this post, you may want to subscribe to this blog.

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