WordPress 3.0.3 Available for Download

No less than a week after WordPress released 3.0.2, they released 3.0.3. The new 3.0.3 is a security upgrade to version 3.0.2, which was a security upgrade to 3.0.1. I wonder when the security update for this latest WordPress will come out? At any rate, because this is a security update, everyone who’s running WordPress for their blog should upgrade to it immediately.

This release fixes issues in the remote publishing interface, which under certain circumstances allowed Author- and Contributor-level users to improperly edit, publish, or delete posts.

These issues only affect sites that have remote publishing enabled.

Remote publishing is disabled by default, but you may have enabled it to use a remote publishing client such as one of the WordPress mobile apps. You can check these settings on the “Settings → Writing” screen.

Upgrading WordPress is super easy if you have the auto upgrade feature enable. However, my server doesn’t allow that for security reasons. That means I had to download 3.0.3 and upload it the old fashion way. It was still a very easy process. Happy upgrading!

Download WordPress 3.0.3


39 thoughts on “WordPress 3.0.3 Available for Download”

  1. ikki says:

    very soon the new wordpress update, Downloading it, thanks for the update

    1. These kind of announcement add extra work but however this is must for the security reason.

      1. Yeah I also think that security matters more than promotion of your current business because a little hack can wash away that all and the owner will be not more than in state of negative thinking around him/her self.

        1. But I think waiting and looking for the effects of the update for while is good than updating as soon as it was released.

    2. I also seen the same from very first login to my dashboard and updated on the spot because it was a really soon updates from the wp team.

  2. Roch says:

    Had the bad luck of having one of my clients site get hacked. Still trying to figure out if the wordpress script was to blame or if one of the dozens plugins he was running caused the problem. It always important to update those as well.

    1. being into hosting business, first important thing is always upgrade your wordpress as soon as possible.

      Upgrade your plugin whenever they release any updation.

      Keep your comments clear and delete spam comments.

      Mind it hackers are waiting … 🙂

    2. What happened, exactly? I can probably help. I know the WordPress core like the back of my hand.

      I had a particulary nasty javascript hack I had to deal with two months back. Compromised over 100 domains on my server. Now THAT was a dang nightmare!

      1. It is not easy to hack any wordpress blog for anyone until the webmaster open the back doors for the hackers.

  3. David says:

    Damn, not another one. I have 20 blogs to update again :'(

    1. I had 61 blogs to update, took forever! (And for whatever reason, the upgrade to 3.0.3 installed Akismet 2.4.0, which then required me to upgrade back to 2.5.0.

    2. d3so says:

      I updated my blog to 3.0.2 the day before this was released. I have upgrade manually as well 😛

      1. Update your Akismet to 2.5.0 which is compatible upto 3.0.3

  4. I can’t really complain about the upgrades. WordPress is free & we’re lucky that they fix security bugs at all. There’s still software that can be found that lots are using & when the users tell the creators what the bugs are (if they discovered them), the creators don’t even seem to care.

  5. Harshad says:

    This update did not show up on lot of my blogs… kinda weird.

    1. Abhik says:

      Check if generator meta tag is present on those blogs..

  6. Catalin says:

    I’ve been applying some changes to my current theme, I’ll have to document myself and see exactly the new changes in 3.0.3, don’t wanna wake up with my blog all messed up again 🙂
    Good to see this update

  7. Abhik says:

    I was in middle of a post when the notice appeared.. Upgraded immediately..

  8. fas says:

    There is some problem update is not happening smoothly

  9. What always bothered me was the backup system WordPress has in its auto-update feature.

    I’m too lazy to do the backup, and I’m sure a lot of people are. Now the odds of something going wrong are probably minimal, but one day that could come back to bite you in the butt.

    Why not automatically backup the files and database before proceeding? It’s so ridiculous to demand us to do it manually. This is 2010, WordPress!

  10. Open Cobra says:

    I would definitely recommend upgrading as soon as possible. I had to learn the hard way that online security is not something you should ignore. Update asap.

    1. This is a relatively minor upgrade. As long as you have default settings it’s not too incredibly important.

  11. Now I also have the very new WordPress 3.0.3, before getting this fact that why it is upgraded in such a short period of time again from the WordPress team.

    1. I have also upgraded my blog to 3.0.3 but seems that some plugins are not working with the newer version.

  12. PPC Ian says:

    Thanks for sharing, John! Lots of WordPress updates lately. I always get a little worried updating that something might break, but it went super smooth as always so quite happy! 🙂

    1. Harshad says:

      It sucks when WP updates break your blog… I have a blog which messed up pretty badly after an update… I am not updating that blog now.

      1. d3so says:

        I’ve been through that as well. Sometimes it takes hours figuring out how to fix your blog to get it running again.

        1. Updating can differ on different blog due to changes made into them so, it always a better option to make a host backup.

    2. I’ve only had it happen once, and that was because I modified the TwentyTen theme into my own. So when WordPress updated the theme, it ruined my changes. Thankfully I had a backup. I didn’t even mean to make one, I was very lucky that day!

  13. Pretty Girls says:

    Good thing we can update it automatically, manual updates can be quite a chore.

    1. Manual Update is very difficult for new person but easier for old ones.

  14. One of the biggest scary part of updates is that you don’t know if the update is going to break your system or in this case your website or blog. About 50% of the time, every time I updated my service pack for my system, something is always gets broken or not work. I just hope that the broken part is not catastrophic.

  15. Lucian says:

    The 3.0.2 was a security fix for 3.0.1, and 3.0.3 was a security update for 3.0.2, there was an issue with authors and contributors.

  16. ikki says:

    anyone kwnos why the update so fast, only a week between 3.0.0 and 3.0.3

  17. If I upgrade my wordpress blog to latest version, is there any chance of losing any content from my blog? But anyway thanks for sharing this information John.

    1. No nothing will going to change because these are minor security changes.

  18. Shaun says:

    Has anyone had trouble viewing existing posts or pages after the update? I just get a blank screen when I try to look at existing content, the same goes when I try to review my plugins page. Any suggestions??

    1. John Chow says:

      I have experienced no problems at all with the newest update.

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