WordPress 3.0.2 has just been released. This is mandatory update!

With WordPress 3.1 on the way, WordPress 3.0.2 has just been released for everyone to download and install, this is a mandatory update for security reasons. According to WordPress News:

“This maintenance release fixes a moderate security issue that could allow a malicious Author-level user to gain further access to the site, addresses a handful of bugs, and provides some additional security enhancements. Big thanks to Vladimir Kolesnikov for detailed and responsible disclosure of the security issue!”

Stay protected and download WordPress 3.0.2 or login to your site’s Dashboard and under Updates, follow the easy steps to do an automatic update.

STOP! For a second and pay attention before updating your website, and make sure to create at least a database backup or/and full WordPress backup, in case something goes wrong. If you don’t know how to backup a database or WordPress, follow this link, WordPress Backup, to learn how is done.

To know about what has changed in WordPress 3.0.2 visit this page Version 3.0.2.

It is great to see people who are dedicated putting the time & effort, and coming up with fixes in such a short time, for everyone to continue having an awesome experience blogging!

Source WordPress News via Webblog Tools Collection