WordPress 3.1.2 Security Update

wordpress 3.1.2

Heads up to all WordPress users! A new security update – WordPress 3.1.2 was just released a few hours ago. This security release addresses a vulnerability allowing Contributor-level users to improperly publish posts so everyone is strongly advised to update to this latest version especially if user registration is enabled on your WordPress-powered blog or website.

Aside from that, version 3.1.2 also fixes a few other bugs that didn’t make it in the previous version 3.1.1. Thanks to Andrew Nacin and Benjamin Balter for discovering about the security issue and informing the WordPress team about it.

You can download WordPress 3.1.2 and do the upgrade manually or you can choose to do it the easy way via the WordPress admin panel — Dashboard > Updates. Be sure to backup your WordPress database and deactivate all active plugins before performing the upgrade.

Just upgraded JaypeeOnline to WordPress 3.1.2 (manually) a few minutes ago and the upgrade process went smoothly, no issues with the current plugins I’m using.

Anyone else upgraded or plan to upgrade to WordPress 3.1.2 soon? How’s your installation and upgrading experience? Did you encounter any conflicts or issues? Please share your thoughts by leaving a comment below.

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  1. Sourish @ Iphone 4 Jailbreak

    May 5, 2011 at 6:36 AM

    since auto aupdate donwt work on my blogs i have to use FTP , just upgraded from 3.01. to 3.1.2 yesterday . all blogs .

  2. diane

    April 27, 2011 at 8:31 AM

    wow i just updated mine earlier, but I forget to back up the database. SO what happens if I didn’t back it up immediately.

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