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:
- Make sure you have a current WordPress database
- Enable your Maintenance mode page.
- Disable any / all plugins
- Run update
- Update any plugins that also got updated
- Enable all plugins that you need
- Check for any bugs or other issues
- 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