WordPress 3.3.1 Released – Fixes 15 Issues With v3.3

WordPress has just announced a new version shortly after the release of their major 3.3 update. If you run at WordPress blog it is very important that you update as quickly as possible. This particular update fixes some security vulnerabilities can could allow an attacker to compromise your site. When you talk about WordPress security keeping WordPress and it’s plugins up-to-date is one of the most critical steps that you can take.

Since I know there are many people reading my blog who have not used WordPress before or are using it for their first time I thought I’d show you a quick walkthrough of how to update WordPress. First login to your WordPress account and look at the top-left where you should see a circle with a number in it next to Updates.

wordpress_updatesNext simply click on the word “Updates” to go to the “WordPress Updates” section. From here you will click on the bright blue button that says “Update Now”:

wordpress_331_updateOnce the update has been completed you should see the screen below:

wp331That’s it, a few simple steps and in under two minutes you’ll have WordPress 3.3.1 up and running on your blog. Like I said above, don’t delay, update your blog(s) as soon as you can and happy blogging!

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  • TeenDomainer January 3, 2012, 4:22 pm

    This is one of the biggest pains if you have a bunch of wordpress sites going and updating them, good thing I found a way to automate it all. 

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    • Morgan Linton January 3, 2012, 7:49 pm

      Awesome – what tool are you using?

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    • Anonymous January 4, 2012, 9:58 am

      Hi Teen Domainer I went on your german wine glasses website after seeing your interview on Domain Sherpa a few days ago and it gave my computer a virus. Also something popped up when I went to your blog so I think you have been hacked.

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  • Viqi11 January 3, 2012, 5:01 pm

    Would you mind sharing your automation process. Thanks.

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  • Chris Faron March 17, 2012, 4:34 am

    I would advise disabling all the plugins before upgrading, I heard from some people who had major problems when they did not

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    • Morgan Linton March 17, 2012, 9:30 am

      Hi Chris,

      I’ve never had any issues upgrading and don’t ever disable plugins. I’m not sure really how necessary this would be.

      That being said, there’s nothing wrong with taking extra precautions!

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