We’ve got another security update from WordPress.  When it’s a security update I always advise taking the two or three minutes to backup your system and make the update.

I remember the olden days of manual WordPress updates.   I’d FTP out to the server and download everything, then I’d upload the new files making sure to  . . . but I digress.

Let’s get down to business.

WordPress 3.1.3 –  What’s New

This list of changes is from the WordPress.org website:

  • 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 3.1.3 – Should You Update?


WordPress 3.1.3 – Update Information

Remember to back up your WordPress installation before you update. This is 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.

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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