WordPress, the makers of the world’s best blogging platform, has made version 3.1.1 available for download. 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 security issues discovered by WordPress core developers Jon Cave and Peter Westwood, of our security team. The first hardens CSRF prevention in the media uploader. The second avoids a PHP crash in certain environments when handling devilishly devised links in comments, and the third addresses an XSS flaw.
If your blog is hosted by HostGator, upgrading is super easy. Just click the upgrade automatically button and let HostGator do the rest. The entire process will take less than 30 seconds. If you wish to upgrade the old fashion way, then follow to link to the WordPress download area.