A new security release of WordPress is out, and WordPress is now taking serious steps to protect WordPress users from evil doers. A new version of WordPressMU has also been released, and found lurking under some new exciting business blogs. The latest version of the top notch comment spam fighting Plugin, Spam Karma, has been released. Weblog Tools Collection is offering a month long review of WordPress Plugins. And many web design fans are getting naked for CSS Naked Day, made easier with a great WordPress Plugin.
New WordPress Security Release: A new security release for WordPress has been announced for both the WordPress 2.1 and 2.0 branches. For the 2.1 branch, it is version WordPress 2.1.3. According to the news, “These releases include fixes for several publicly known minor XSS issues, one major XML-RPC issue, and a proactive full sweep of the WordPress codebase to protect against future problems.” Mark has the changed files for WordPress 2.0.10 only so you can install only the files that have been upgraded and not the whole version. There are two lists of changes in these two versions: List of changes for 2.0.10 and List of changes for 2.1.3. Download it now.
WordPress 2.2 Release Date of April 23: Things are still on track for the next major WordPress release to be April 23rd, 2007. Some great improvements and new features are expected.
WordPressMU New Release: Donncha announced that WordPress MU 1.2 has been released. WordPressMU is the multi-user version of WordPress, the program that runs the free WordPress.com hosting service. It is not for the general user or even for those who have more than one blog. It is designed to be a blog hosting service with many bloggers blogging on one system independently.