WordPress version 3.1.1 has been released to the public as of April 5, 2011.
This important maintenance and security release fixes close to 30 issues found in version 3.1, including security bugs.
You should update your WordPress blog to version 3.1.1 immediately!
WordPress 3.1.1 Upgrade Summary:
- Security hardening for media uploads (Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) prevention).
- Prevent potential PHP crashes caused by complex hyperlinks (stop maliciously devised links in comments).
- Corrected XSS flaw on database upgrade screen (Cross Site Scripting).
- Fixes for IIS6 support.
- Taxonomy and PATHYINFO (/index.php/) permalinks fixes.
- Various query and taxonomy edge cases that caused some plugin compatibility issues.
- Additional performance improvements.
So far I have seen two posts at the WordPress.org Forums regarding WordPress 3.1.1. One stating that image cropping is not working and another regarding post titles and SEO issues with 3.1.1.
WordPress & Security Resources
- WordPress News: 3.1.1 Security Hardening Update
- WordPress Codex: Version 3.1.1
- Download WordPress 3.1.1
- WordPress.org Requests and Feedback Forum
- WordPress Codex – Updating WordPress
- What is Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF)?
- What is Cross Site Scripting (XSS)?
If you're self-hosting WordPress on your own domain, it is important that you upgrade to WordPress 3.1.1 as soon as possible.
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