WordPress just updated to 3.1.3 and so that means it’s time to update your WordPress install. This is a security update for all previous WordPress versions so that means it’s a mandatory update.


What’s in this release?

There isn’t much from a user or admin perspective, but you don’t normally expect that in a point release. If you do a lot of WordPress support or development changes to the import process and media file management maybe of interest.

The main deliverables in the release are:

  • Security hardening & taxonomy hardening
  • Prevent sniffing out user names of non-authors by using canonical redirects.
  • Media security fixes
  • 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.



How to Back-up

This is very easy to do from any logged-in wp-admin page - but you should always follow a simple process like this:

  1. Make sure you have a current WordPress database
  2. Enable your Maintenance mode page.
  3. Disable any / all plugins
  4. Run update
  5. Update any plugins that also got updated
  6. Enable all plugins that you need
  7. Check for any bugs or other issues
  8. Disable your Maintenance Mode.

Still stuck or need help with your updating? then please get in contact - I’m available Business Hours UK time.



Source: Codex WordPress

Tags: Update, WordPress

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