Welcome to 2012, it’s ‘barely’ the first day of work and the WordPress team have released WordPress 3.3.1. This is a security and bug fix release which means it’s time to update as this is a mandatory update for us all.

What’s in this release?

This release is just 2 weeks after the big update to 3.3 so don’t be expecting anything new. Release 3.3.1 addresses a security issue with ‘cross site scripting’ and 15 other maintenance fixes.

Should you update now?

Yes - update to WordPress 3.3.1 as soon as possible in order to stay protected.

How to Update Safely

This is very easy to do from any logged in user page -  but you should always follow a simple process

  1. Make sure you have a current WordPress database backup
  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 new issues
  8. Disable your maintenance mode

Having Problems with this update? then read  3 steps to recover from WordPress website killers


If you’re still stuck - get in contact and I’ll be happy to help you out. Perhaps you’re interested in setting up your own WordPress site or blog

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Damien Saunders
An experienced management consultant and business leader interested in digital transformation, product centred design and scaled agile. If I'm not writing about living with UCTD (an autoimmune disease), I'm probably listening to music, reading a book or learning more about wine.