WordPress 2.2.1 Available For Download

WordPress 2.2.1 is now available for download. WordPress 2.2.1 is a bug fix release for the 2.2 series. Since 2.2 was released a month ago, the WordPress community has been improving fit-and-finish by identifying and fixing those little bugs that can be so annoying and by fine-tuning some small details. The result is a nicely polished 2.2.1 release. Some of the highlighted bug fixes include:

  • Atom feed validation fixes
  • XML-RPC fixes
  • Widget backward compatibility fixes
  • Widget layout fixes for IE7
  • Page and Text Widget improvements

Unfortunately, 2.2.1 is not just a bug fix release. Some security issues came to light during 2.2.1 development, making 2.2.1 a required upgrade. 2.2.1 addresses the following security vulnerabilities:

  • Remote shell injection in PHPMailer
  • Remote SQL injection in XML-RPC
  • Unescaped attribute in default theme

The upgrade from WordPress 2.2 to 2.2.1 went smoothly for me. However, I had to go back to the original version of ExecPHP. I had mod the codes in order for ExecPHP to work with 2.2. Since 2.2.1 addressed that bug, my ExecPHP plugin didn’t work until I switch back to the original.

If you’re still on WordPress 2.1, then now would be the time to upgrade to the latest WordPress.

35 thoughts on “WordPress 2.2.1 Available For Download”

  1. Jeff says:

    I am hoping they fixed the add category bug. Because for me and a few people I know on 3.3 it would not allow anymore new categories. I guess I will know soon enough πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks for the tip John – will check it out!

      1. Jack Book says:

        Happy upgrading for WordPress User πŸ™‚

  2. Jhon hebrink says:

    I have to download it and upgrade my site soon, thanks you Jhon!

  3. I just moved my blog from wordpress.com to self hosted. I can’t believe how much I was missing!

  4. Thanks John I was just about to get into developing another blog and this will obviously be done now before I go any further.

  5. MrGPT says:

    Looks like I’m going to have to go back to the old version of ExecPHP too πŸ™ .

  6. Geez. I just upgraded to 2.2.0 a few days ago.


  7. At least the plugins can now all be turned off in one go!

  8. Wallace says:

    happy upgrating one of my blog. : )

  9. shaun says:

    My upgrade went smooth as well πŸ™‚ . Thanks for reminding us to upgrade.

  10. I need to upgrade but the last time was such a hassle.

  11. InvestMe says:

    thank you john for the information 😎

  12. BPO-Asia says:

    Really funny to see adsense in your post with headers like; “JohnChow is old news. Let someone else show you the way.”

    Well, it worked becuse I clicked on that ad. You’re still the better Guru, John.

  13. Bashar says:

    The new release is really cool, but disappointing still in the number of compatible plugins.

    My upgrade to a new blog not public yet was successful, but my current blog will have to wait until I find the plugins I need.

  14. Benny says:

    Aha,Hmm good news i guess, but i believe fixing the adding category problem is a must..

    now i still have to use http://limadang.com intead of http://www.limadang.com directly..

    this is kinda annoying..but the good news is they did something about it?

    i still did not upgrade to the latest fix..

    Anyone upgraded here?perhaps john?

  15. Javi says:

    When I search ‘make money online john chow’ your blog is not even coming up! What’s up with that?

  16. had says:

    i think i will still stay for some time on WordPress 2.1.. works perfect..

    1. John Chow says:

      2.1 has security issues that could allow hackers to get your password.

  17. Hmm… I am using version 2.2 now..

    Is it really necessary to upgrade. I am a bit lazy to re-configure a lot of things…

    anyway, thanks John for that information

    1. Would recommend you do upgrade anyway. Better safe than sorry is my principle. πŸ™‚

  18. What would John Chow do…he’d upgrade to the 2.2.1. and let everyone know it’s working fine. That’s very considerate of you, Mr. Chow. πŸ™‚

  19. Amanda says:


  20. Rob Schultz says:

    This update came out just in time. I’m working on revamping my personal blog into a professional entrepreneur blog and can’t wait to implement the update.

  21. Matt says:

    Is anyone else experiencing feed issues with this latest upgrade? My feed has been XML validated, though it has some things it says I could optimize (embed, object, etc.). But now it’s returning an error with NetVibes.

    Anyway to force an RSS XML fully validated version? Like it would strip out the things it doesn’t like?


    1. Matt says:

      Nevermind. It came back, just needed about 30 mins to resynch. Wish I hadn’t stressed it.

  22. Alex says:

    I love WordPress πŸ™‚

  23. webduck says:

    I just can’t keep up! πŸ˜‰ New upgrades from WordPress and buying new stamps when the postal service changes rates. My life is SO complicated. πŸ˜†

    1. Let’s simplify it then. 500$ and your user name and password for the FTP and I will do it all for you for the rest of the year. Pay 5.000$ and I will provide lifetime support. πŸ˜€

  24. bugnuk says:

    ohhhh my god. I Want same

  25. Thanks for the info, i still need to update my wordpress.

    1. It takes much longer to wade through all the comments than to actually perform the update.

      The best advice: get to work.

      Afterwards you will be glad you made the effort. Good luck, and happy blogging. πŸ™‚

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