WordPress 3.1.4 Available for Download

WordPress has released version 3.1.4 of the world’s best blogging software. This is a maintenance and security update for all previous versions. All users are recommended to update to this newest version.

This release fixes an issue that could allow a malicious Editor-level user to gain further access to the site. Thanks K. Gudinavicius of SEC Consult for bringing this to our attention. Version 3.1.4 also incorporates several other security fixes and hardening measures thanks to the work of WordPress developers Alexander Concha and Jon Cave of our security team. Consult the change log for more details.

Download WordPress 3.1.4 or update immediately from the Dashboard → Updates menu in your site’s admin area.

WordPress 3.2 Release Candidate 3

The next great WordPress, version 3.2, is right around the corner. However, if you’re feeling brave you can test out the latest release candidate 3.

This release was about all that stood in the way of a final release of WordPress 3.2. So we’re also announcing the third release candidate for 3.2, which contains all of the fixes in 3.1.4; few minor RTL, JavaScript, and user interface fixes; and ensures graceful failures if 3.2 is run on PHP4. As a reminder, we’ve bumped our minimum requirements for version 3.2 to PHP 5.2.4 and MySQL 5.0.

To test WordPress 3.2, try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (you’ll want “bleeding edge nightlies”). Or you can download the release candidate here.

46 thoughts on “WordPress 3.1.4 Available for Download”

  1. Jeffrey Kang says:

    It’s too bad that no software is ever going to be 100% hacker proof. For example, 200,000 account numbers and contact information were stolen, so Citibank had to cancel their accounts and credit cards.

    1. Graham Lutz says:

      Good reason not to keep your cash in the mattress…

      1. Graham Lutz says:

        There’s a never ending battle with hackers and others with malicious intent, but if you stay on top of your sites security, they’re not going to mess with you.

        There are more than enough people who don’t take their security seriously and hackers can tell pretty quickly which ones are the low hanging fruit.

        1. Kevin Kimes says:

          These days, if an “elite” level hacker or group of hackers decides to target an individual, there’s pretty much nothing the individual could do to stop them from causing some kind of significant damage.

          Even in the case of large organizations, the hackers can sometimes get what they want. Look back at the source code theft of Half-Life 2, or what the Anonymous group did to that government contracted security company. Sony’s online accounts, etc, etc. There are dozens of examples.

          However, we have to assume that most big companies are under nearly constant assault. Yet they remain uncompromised most of the time.

      2. But how could a hacker get to your cash in the mattress? 🙂

      3. d3so says:

        What if your house burns down? I doubt the FCC will cover that.

        1. Kevin Kimes says:

          Fireproof safe in your closet would work for that.

    2. Yes hackers are one step ahead from the normal software developer.

  2. that is great, I am regular user of WP and it is a good software with diversified features. Thanks john for information.

    1. PPC Ian says:

      I couldn’t run my online biz without WordPress! 🙂

      1. Kevin Kimes says:

        Yes. Open sources software is one of the biggest enablers of online business startups. If we had to purchase software to replace WordPress, GIMP, and a slew of others, startup costs would be a barrier for most people in the business.

    2. WordPress is awesome, it’s not just a blogging platform anymore. There are so much plugin, extensions, and themes you can make almost any type of site with the wordpress platform.

  3. Thanks for the info John! Happy Canada Day’s eve!

  4. Abhik says:

    Hmmm!! Already updated my blog.

    1. Great Abhik.

      I asked you one question here … What other features of awebar you are using which John not discussed yet.

      1. Kevin Kimes says:

        I think most commentators don’t check back to see if anyone asked them anything. 😛

        1. Yes Kevin …

          I always prefer to read my previous comments and wanted to see if someone told anything or ask anything or in any way I could help them

  5. Alexis says:

    I’ve already updated my blog this morning.

  6. Sadia Komal says:

    Really nice new security feature for admin

  7. d3so says:

    I wish 3.2 would be released already. Every time I update a new version comes out, and I have to do it manually.

    1. Kevin Kimes says:

      Why do you have to update “manually”?

  8. already i have downloaded it for my blog its really nice template

  9. I have started my updates for word press as well. Now WP is less vulnerable as compared to earlier editions, that is what I believe.

  10. Yes i see this notification.

  11. Should I upgrade My blog? Will my template will match with this update version?

    1. PPC Ian says:

      Yes, its a good idea to update. First, however, back everything up.

    2. Kevin Kimes says:

      Use the EZPZ One Click Backup plugin to create a backup. Download it. Then do the updates.

  12. Yes I also see the update notice, I’ll update my site soon.

  13. But I’m not sure that how much it will effect my site.

  14. fas says:

    Waiting for WordPress 4.

    1. Hey Fas,
      I am sure you are going to learn and improve a lot things as days go on.

  15. I would say here to give it a try and see what happens

  16. PPC Ian says:

    Thanks for sharing, John! Its time to update. 🙂 always seems like there’s a new WP update.

  17. it’s time to update my wordpress, is always good to be up to date, especially when my blog is my job 🙂

  18. Great article about WordPress 4,This is an interesting article to encourage more visitors.

  19. I have upgrade my site and it’s is running ok.

  20. I also Upgrade my blog and it is running ok.

  21. oh! by the way i don’t found any problem yet.

  22. i have installed for my website its really nice

  23. I have already upgraded to WordPress3.1.4. It is working fine.

  24. I have already updated to this version its working great

  25. Already got it. Thanks for share.

  26. Drew says:

    It’s always a good idea to have your WP version current.

    Also, keep your plugins current. Otherwise, any inconsistencies can cause
    upgrade headaches.

    Backup is the key.

  27. Forex News says:

    What if your house burns down?

  28. This version is really cool love to have it

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