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It’s Time to Upgrade to WordPress 2.3.2

December 30, 2007

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WordPress just recently released a new version, WordPress 2.3.2, which fixes a security bug that can allow people to see your drafts. This can be pretty bad for some who save their best articles in drafts, or keep important information stored in draft files. Either way, if you don’t want anyone to have access to your drafts or to be able to read what they contain, then it’s best that you upgrade to 2.3.2. The folks at WordPress call this an “urgent security release”, so maybe you shouldn’t skip this one!

However, upgrading to 2.3.3 also allows you to customize DB error pages. According to WordPress:

“As a little bonus, 2.3.2 allows you to define a custom DB error page. Place your custom template at wp-content/db-error.php. If WP has a problem connecting to your database, this page will displayed rather than the default error message.”

If you’re currently using WordPress 2.3.1, then you can see the differences between it and the newest release, 2.3.2. Or you can go ahead and download the latest WordPress upgrade, staying on top of the game and keeping your blog safe!

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3 Responses to “It’s Time to Upgrade to WordPress 2.3.2”

  1. Bookmarks Tagged Urgent on December 30th, 2007 6:00 pm

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  2. Tony Dee on January 5th, 2008 12:29 am

    Pretty good info about the security exploit in WP. How easy is it to merge the upgrade?

  3. Tay on January 5th, 2008 12:49 am

    Tony Dee, it’s not too hard at all. Even upgrading ALL the WordPress files and rewriting all the old ones isn’t too bad, but I’ve come across a helpful site that lets you upgrade only the files that have been modified, which is so much easier and reduces the chance of messing anything up. However, it only works if you’re currently using WP version 2.3.1 – here it is:

    http://tech-buzz.net/2007/12/30/wordpress-232-security-update-released/

    Just be sure to backup your files in case anything DOES go wrong! Good luck. :)

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