Message From: Matt Mullenweg, WordPress Founder
First off, happy holidays. :) I hope this time of the year, chilly for many of you, has given you time to enjoy family, friends, and loved ones and reflect on the year before and the year to come.
My last message to you this year is an important but unfortunate one: we’ve fixed a pretty critical vulnerability in WordPress’ core HTML sanitation library, and because this library is used lots of places it’s important that everyone update as soon as possible.
I realize an update during the holidays is no fun, but this one is worth putting down the eggnog for. In the spirit of the holidays, consider helping your friends as well.
You can update in your dashboard, on the “updates” tab, or download the latest WordPress here:
The official release announcement is here:
Merry WordPressing in 2011,
http://ma.tt | http://wordpress.org | http://automattic.com
Questions? Drop em below!
PS: Before you ever upgrade your site be sure you have a backup of both your database AND your contents (if you’re doing this by plugins that often means two separate plugins).
The one-click upgrade that is now built into WordPress generally works well. However, there are ways that you can upgrade WordPress with less risk that might (should) interest you.
PSS: Would someone please find the noobs that are beating on our beloved WordPress code and tell them to knock it off?!?! Thank you to the WordPress team for working even during the holidays to ensure that we are safe!