WordPress 3.1, lots of fun

The long-awaited fourteenth release of WordPress is now available. WordPress 3.1 “Reinhardt” is named in honor of the jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt. Version 3.1 is available for download, or you can update from within your dashboard. This release features a lightning fast redesigned linking workflow which makes it easy to link to your existing posts and pages, an […]

WordPress 3.0.5 (and 3.1 Release Candidate 4)

WordPress 3.0.5 is now available and is a security hardening update for all previous WordPress versions. This security release is required if you have any untrusted user accounts, but it also comes with important security enhancements and hardening. All WordPress users are strongly encouraged to update. Three point oh point five Enhances security Three point […]

WordPress 3.1 Release Candidate 3

WordPress 3.1 Release Candidate 3 is now available. After careful evaluation of the 3.1 features in RC2, we recognized the need to make some adjustments. There are some significant differences from previous versions of 3.1, so please review the changes if you have been developing against a beta or RC version. The biggest change is the […]

Five WordPress Plugins to Make You a Better Blogger

Open source blogging platform WordPress is popular with millions of bloggers worldwide for its versatility and ease of use. One of the best things about self-hosting a WordPress blog on your own server is its nearly infinite tweakablilty. Post-deployment plugins turn a standard blog into a useful interactive and engaging site for readers. Here are […]

3.0.4 Important Security Update

Version 3.0.4 of WordPress, available immediately through the update page in your dashboard or for download here, is a very important update to apply to your sites as soon as possible because it fixes a core security bug in our HTML sanitation library, called KSES. I would rate this release as “critical.” I realize an […]

WordPress 3.1 Release Candidate

The first release candidate (RC1) for WordPress 3.1 is now available. An RC comes after the beta period and before final release. That means we think we’re done. We currently have no known issues or bugs to squash. But with tens of millions of users, a variety of configurations, and thousands of plugins, it’s possible […]

WordPress 3.1 Beta 2

The second beta of WordPress 3.1 is now available! For things to test, please review our Beta 1 release announcement. A list of known issues can be found on our bug tracker. Already have a test install that you want to switch over to the beta? Try the beta tester plugin. Please test 3.1 on a […]

WordPress 3.0.3

WordPress 3.0.3 is available and is a security update for all previous WordPress versions. This release fixes issues in the remote publishing interface, which under certain circumstances allowed Author- and Contributor-level users to improperly edit, publish, or delete posts. These issues only affect sites that have remote publishing enabled. Remote publishing is disabled by default, but […]

WordPress 3.0.2

WordPress 3.0.2 is available and is a mandatory security update for all previous WordPress versions. Haiku has become traditional: Fixed on day zero One-click update makes you safe This used to be hard This maintenance release fixes a moderate security issue that could allow a malicious Author-level user to gain further access to the site, […]

500,000+ Windows Live Spaces blogs migrated to WordPress

Microsoft has announced that it has already migrated more than half a million Spaces blogs to the open source WordPress blogging and publishing platform. In a post on the Inside Windows Live blog, Microsoft Windows and Windows Live Division Director Dharmesh Mehta says that, in addition to the already migrated blogs, “nearly half a million […]

WordPress 3.1 Beta 1

It’s that time in the release cycle again, when all the features are basically done, and we’re just squashing bugs. To the brave of heart and giving of soul: Won’t you help us test the new version of WordPress? As always, this is software still in development and we don’t recommend that you run it […]

WordPress Becomes Default Blogging Platform in Windows Live

Windows Live and WordPress.com are partnering to make WordPress the default blogging platform in Windows Live. Today at TechCrunch Disrupt Dharmesh Mehta, director of Windows Live product management made the announcement, which moves away from Windows Live Spaces, the current blogging platform. The move to WordPress instantly gives the open source blogging CMS an additional […]

10 Free WordPress Themes for Small Businesses

There are a lot of WordPress themes out there. Whether you’re looking for a souped up, paid premium template or a free alternative, it seems everyone and their grandma has created a tweak on the basic two-column or three-column WordPress model. While it can be a little daunting to sort through the many options, the […]

WordPress Trademark Changes Hands

The WordPress community took a big step forward today when Matt announced that Automattic has donated the WordPress trademark to the non-profit WordPress Foundation. Moving forward, the Foundation will be responsible for safeguarding the trademarked name and logo from misuse toward the end of protecting WordPress and preventing confusion among people trying to figure out […]

WordPress 3.0.1

After nearly 11 million downloads of WordPress 3.0 in just 42 days, we’re releasing WordPress 3.0.1. The requisite haiku: Three dot oh dot one Bug fixes to make you smile Update your WordPress This maintenance release addresses about 50 minor issues. The testing many of you contributed prior to the release of 3.0 helped make […]

WordPress 3.0 “Thelonious”

Arm your vuvuzelas: WordPress 3.0, the thirteenth major release of WordPress and the culmination of half a year of work by 218 contributors, is now available for download (or upgrade within your dashboard). Major new features in this release include a sexy new default theme called Twenty Ten. Theme developers have new APIs that allow […]

WordPress 3.0 Release Candidate Available for Testing

The WordPress development team announced the first release candidate for WordPress 3.0 is now available for download. Users with all levels of experience are encouraged to grab the files and give it a whirl to help work out any remaining kinks. The team is encouraging plugin authors to test their plugins as soon as possible […]

WordPress 3.0 Release Candidate

As Matt teased earlier, the first release candidate (RC1) for WordPress 3.0 is now available. What’s an RC? An RC comes after beta and before the final launch. It means we think we’ve got everything done: all features finished, all bug squashed, and all potential issues addressed. But, then, with over 20 million people using […]

Large-scale attack on WordPress

According to various reports, in the past few days a number of websites created using WordPress have been hacked. While the attack initially appeared to be limited to web sites hosted by American ISP DreamHost, it has since become apparent that blogs hosted at GoDaddy, Bluehost and Media Temple have also been affected. Unconfirmed reports […]

WordPress 3.0, Beta 2

Following the successful post-WordCamp San Francisco code sprint, we are now ready to release the second beta of WordPress 3.0. Things to test: Revised menu user interface Changes to the WordPress exporter and importer to make it more flexible Already have a test install that you want to switch over to the beta? Try the […]