WordPress 3.1.2 Available for Download

It hasn’t come across the WordPress dashboard yet but WordPress version 3.1.2 is now available to download. This is a security release and all WordPress users are advised to upgrade to this newest version right away. From the WordPress blog:

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 you allow users to register as contributors or if you have untrusted users. This release also fixes a few bugs that missed the boat for version 3.1.1.

Download 3.1.2 or update WordPress automatically from the Dashboard → Updates menu in your blog’s admin control panel.

33 thoughts on “WordPress 3.1.2 Available for Download”

  1. Dean Saliba says:

    Nice to see they are not taking as long releasing the security patches as they were with 3.0

    1. Patrick says:

      Does this one patch any major security vulnerabilities?

      1. Dean Saliba says:

        From what I can see it fixes one major security problem, it stops people without the proper permissions publishing posts on your blog.

      2. Every update patches some sort of security issue.

        1. PPC Ian says:

          That’s what it seems like! Lots of WordPress updates over the last few months, it seems…

          1. Remington says:

            That’s what I was thinking! I hope they fix everything security wise.

    2. Mathew Day says:

      Just glad they are releasing this update and taking care of any issues.

  2. Thanks for the heads up! 🙂

    1. PPC Ian says:

      I agree! Thanks so much John, this is the first I heard of this update so this is very helpful.

      1. Yes, I just notice it when John give the announcement

  3. Hope it fixes all previous bugs.

  4. Thanks for the heads up, when it will appear on dashboard im definitely downloading it!

  5. Mathew Day says:

    For sure I’m downloading this ASAP, thanks John for the heads up. :O

  6. Allen Walker says:

    Thanks for the heads-up. 🙂

    Going to update now…

  7. Though I checked it every time but however a little reminder through this kind of posts are always welcome.

    1. Paritosh says:

      You need not ‘check’ for a update everytime. WordPress pushes these updates and whenever such updates are available, the dashboards shows it at the top, highlighted.

  8. chozhan says:

    I learned a lot from your blog which is helping me to improve my blogging knowledge. Thanks

  9. hi, now i m using wordpress 3.1.1, so if i change in to new version, my existing files, will be changed?

    1. kamal says:

      No, they won’t. Make sure to make a backups.

  10. fas says:

    So those who dont have author accounts can avoid the update.

  11. wah… thanks John for the notification!! I’ll update it

  12. guru says:

    Just updated, nothing broken so far. I hope I am more secure now.

  13. d3so says:

    Will update right away. Too bad mine doesn’t do it automatically.

  14. Thanks John, just updated my blog to the latest version.

    But there seems not too much changes, isn’t it?


  15. Web King says:

    I’ve just upgraded mine. It has been working fine. No trouble at all with this new version. Upgrade was much easier compare to previous version due to auto-upgrade function. Fantastic WP.

  16. Work online says:

    Great post John,I am inspired from your article.Thanks for providing the information.

  17. Work online says:

    I read your entire post it is too good and I like this most your information is too useful for me, Thanks again John.

  18. Yes this was a good tip, I figured it must have been for security reasons. Thanks.

  19. exsuit says:

    John, did you upgrade without any problems already?

    Do you usually use the automatic update, or do you do it manually?

  20. Hamza Younas says:

    when will wordpress remove bugs from 3.1.2 it have major problem during post you cant upload anything 🙁

  21. Need to check out wordpress latest update

  22. Kent says:

    Great work, WordPress. It is a leading blogging software! 🙂

  23. Kevin Kimes says:

    If anyone is still reading this far down in the comments…..
    Has anyone ever had a major failure due to a WordPress update? As in, caused site to partially or completely malfunction, caused data loss, etc.

    I am wondering how risky it is to apply a new update. In the I.T. world, installing newly released updates on production (as in live or not a test/lab environment) systems is very risky. So I’m cautious when it comes to installing brand new WP updates.

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