WordPress 3.1.1 is out – upgrading is easy

Knowing when a new version of WordPress has been released is easy thanks to the automatic update notifications in your WordPress admin. The simple upgrading process really leaves you with no excuse to run your site on an old version – just a click or two and you’re done (after backing up, of course).

WordPress 3.1.1 was released earlier this month, and here’s the low-down straight from WordPress HQ.

This maintenance and security release fixes almost thirty issues in 3.1, including:

  • 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 plugin compatibility issues

Version 3.1.1 also addresses three security issues discovered by WordPress core developers Jon Cave and Peter Westwood, of our security team. The first hardens CSRF prevention in the media uploader. The second avoids a PHP crash in certain environments when handling devilishly devised links in comments, and the third addresses an XSS flaw.

We suggest you update to 3.1.1 promptly. Download 3.1.1 or update automatically from the Dashboard → Updates menu in your site’s admin area.

Our release haiku:

Only the geeks know
What half this stuff even means
Don’t worry — update


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