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WordPress 3.1.3 (and WordPress 3.2 Beta 2)

May 25th, 2011

WordPress 3.1.3 is available now and is a security update for all previous versions. It contains the following security fixes and enhancements: Various security hardening by Alexander Concha. Taxonomy query hardening by John Lamansky. Prevent sniffing out user names of non-authors by using canonical redirects. Props Verónica Valeros. Media security fixes by Richard Lundeen of Microsoft, Jesse Ou…

WordPress 3.2, Beta 1

May 12th, 2011

It seems like just yesterday that we released WordPress 3.1, but it’s actually been almost three months. We’ve spent that time putting together a new release focused on performance improvements, and are ready for our first beta testers! As always, this is software still in development and we don’t recommend that you run it on…

WordPress 3.1.2

April 26th, 2011

WordPress 3.1.2 is now available and is a security release for all previous WordPress versions. This release addresses a vulnerability that allowed Contributor-level users to improperly publish posts. The issue was discovered by a member of our security team, WordPress developer Andrew Nacin, with Benjamin Balter. We suggest you update to 3.1.2 promptly, especially if…

Summer WordCamps 2011

April 17th, 2011

Looking for something fun to do during your summer vacation? Why not check out a WordCamp! WordCamps are locally-organized casual conferences of, by, and for WordPress users, developers, and enthusiasts just like you. The focus of a WordCamp is to foster face-to-face connections and collaboration among the local WordPress crowd, but there are usually some out-of-towners…

WordPress 3.1.1

April 5th, 2011

WordPress 3.1.1 is now available. This maintenance and security release fixes almost thirty issues in 3.1, including: Some security hardening to media uploads Performance improvements Fixes for IIS6 support Fixes for taxonomy and PATHINFO (/index.php/) permalinks Fixes for various query and taxonomy edge cases that caused some plugin compatibility issues Version 3.1.1 also addresses three…

WordPress Summer of Code 2011

March 30th, 2011

For the past several years, WordPress has been a proud participant in the Google Summer of Code program (aka GSoC). We’ve been accepted as a mentoring organization again this year, and are looking forward to working with a select handful of talented college students who are interested in developing for WordPress. Student applications are currently…

Live from South by Southwest 2011

March 14th, 2011

If you’ve ever heard Matt Mullenweg talk about the early days of WordPress, the South by Southwest (SxSW) Interactive festival that takes place each spring in Austin, TX usually crops up in the story. South by Southwest is in full swing right now, and WordPress has been all over the place. On Friday the 11th,…

WordPress 3.1, lots of fun

February 23rd, 2011

The long-awaited fourteenth release of WordPress is now available. WordPress 3.1 “Reinhardt” is named in honor of the jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt. Version 3.1 is available for download, or you can update from within your dashboard. This release features a lightning fast redesigned linking workflow which makes it easy to link to your existing posts and pages, an…

WordPress 3.0.5 (and 3.1 Release Candidate 4)

February 8th, 2011

WordPress 3.0.5 is now available and is a security hardening update for all previous WordPress versions. This security release is required if you have any untrusted user accounts, but it also comes with important security enhancements and hardening. All WordPress users are strongly encouraged to update. Three point oh point five Enhances security Three point…

The Annual WordPress Conference: WordCamp SF 2011

January 25th, 2011

Mark your calendars: WordCamp San Francisco, the official annual WordPress conference, will be August 12-14, 2011. This year will mark the 5th anniversary of WordCamp, and as always will feature Matt Mullenweg’s “ State of the Word” address as well as a variety of amazing speakers that you’d normally only get to see at expensive…