The multi user version of WordPress, called WordPress MU, is finally available in version 2.8.1. You can download it from the official site, as always. This is the first WordPress MU release in the 2.8 branch, which might be a bit confusing but the version numbering is tied to the single user version of WordPress, so you’ll just have to live with it. For changes, refer to the WordPress MU trac in general, and the timeline in particular.
A new version of WordPress is available, version 2.6.3. It is a security release to fix a vulnerability reported in the Snoopy library, which WordPress uses to fetch the feeds you see in the Dashboard. It doesn’t seem to be very serious flaw, and you don’t have to download the full release if you’re running 2.6.4, you can just get the two files needed. Links in the dev blog post, and the full 2.6.3 release is available on the download page now.
The social web browser, Flock, is out in version 2.0, built on Firefox 3 and adding a bunch of new features. Among the more important ones are MySpace support, and the new themes functionality, including a dedicated site for finding one that fits you. Take the tour or download away to find out more.
This is something you don’t see every day, an early release of a blogging platform. WordPress 2.6 is out, almost a month ahead of schedule, which is just smashing, isn’t it? Among the news you’ll find Google Gears support, image captioning, a revamped Press This! bookmarklet, wiki-like revisioning of posts, and so on. This video gives a brief overview:
Grab WordPress 2.6 from the download page. As always, we encourage you to update, if nothing else but to keep your blog safe.