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09:27 Wed 29 Jun 2005

Update & Check your version

Filed under: WordPress — 09:27 Wed 29 Jun 05

UPDATE !
Version 1.5.1.3 is now available – http://wordpress.org/download.
This addresses a security issue. Use it !

  1. Go get this: Version Checking plugin
  2. Install
  3. Rest safely knowing that you will be notified if WP is updated for security reasons.

And I can STILL see lots of blogs that are not 1.5.1.3
You know… it would probably take them longer to hack your blog if you posted your ftp details.

(Bri / Daniel – you are upgraded, as is ted-crane, the sandbox installs, the trackback blog and 6 others elsewhere. Painless stuff :) )

  • BACKUP your database !
  • BACKUP your files …… then …..
  • Delete /wp-admin/
  • Delete /wp-includes/
  • Delete all the wordpress files in the same directory as wp-rss2.php EXCEPT wp-config.php
  • Upload the new ones
  • Run http://example.com/wp-admin/upgrade.php

23 Comments »

  1. And I can STILL see lots of blogs that are not 1.5.1.2

    Make that not 1.5.1.3!

    Comment by westi — 09:41 Wed 29 Jun 2005 @ 09:41 Wed 29 Jun 05

  2. Mark, would you do mine please ?

    Comment by joss — 11:58 Wed 29 Jun 2005 @ 11:58 Wed 29 Jun 05

  3. Erm using the version check plugin you posted Mark, According to that I am still on WP 1.5.1.1 !!!!! My point being that the patch I commented on a day or so ago, line of code to patch to 1.5.1.2 can’t have worked!.

    Comment by joss — 12:08 Wed 29 Jun 2005 @ 12:08 Wed 29 Jun 05

  4. joss: My version check plugin relies on a full upgrade being done so that the wordpress version number gets updated too rather than just the simple patch which fixes the vulnerabity.

    Comment by westi — 12:23 Wed 29 Jun 2005 @ 12:23 Wed 29 Jun 05

  5. Thanks for that westi. I just editied the Vars.php to change the version number after doing the patch.

    Comment by joss — 12:35 Wed 29 Jun 2005 @ 12:35 Wed 29 Jun 05

  6. ‘spose so :)

    Leave your blog alone – I’m doing it now. DONE

    Comment by Mark — 12:44 Wed 29 Jun 2005 @ 12:44 Wed 29 Jun 05

  7. Joss – vars.php does not hold the version number.

    I ALWAYS recommend that people do a FULL upgrade unless they have a heavily hacked install and know precisely what they are doing. Fiddling with little files and individual lines of code takes longer and can lead to errors. For want of a few seconds, it’s not worth it.

    Comment by Mark — 12:53 Wed 29 Jun 2005 @ 12:53 Wed 29 Jun 05

  8. Thank you Mark. My apologies re Vars.php, it should have read Version.php. I’ll get back under my rock now.

    Comment by joss — 14:26 Wed 29 Jun 2005 @ 14:26 Wed 29 Jun 05

  9. And I can STILL see lots of blogs that are not 1.5.1.3

    “STILL”? The version just came out today! There are timezones… and jobs…
    *upgrading presently*

    Comment by Minna — 16:22 Wed 29 Jun 2005 @ 16:22 Wed 29 Jun 05

  10. Minna – I know :) Look at westi’s comment. I changed it ;)

    Comment by Mark — 16:41 Wed 29 Jun 2005 @ 16:41 Wed 29 Jun 05

  11. /me goes off to install wsftp, and find login and password details

    Comment by -slh- — 17:20 Wed 29 Jun 2005 @ 17:20 Wed 29 Jun 05

  12. […] As read over here at Mark blog, an update for WordPress from 1.5.1.2 to 1.5.1.3 Here is a link to download the update, download WP 1.5.1.3 […]

    Pingback by jossblog » Wordpress update to 1.5.1.3 — 17:54 Wed 29 Jun 2005 @ 17:54 Wed 29 Jun 05

  13. Mark,

    can I respectfully suggest you add backup files and db to your quick upgrade instructions?

    Cheers,

    Tom

    Comment by Tom Raftery — 18:06 Wed 29 Jun 2005 @ 18:06 Wed 29 Jun 05

  14. Tom – good call :)

    Comment by Mark — 18:08 Wed 29 Jun 2005 @ 18:08 Wed 29 Jun 05

  15. Yep, made the upgrade today! :D

    Comment by Jonathan — 20:13 Wed 29 Jun 2005 @ 20:13 Wed 29 Jun 05

  16. Done it, broke comment plugger, and forgot to keep a copy of the file for my custom smilies, but its all easily fixable. Ill do it later

    Comment by -slh- — 21:22 Wed 29 Jun 2005 @ 21:22 Wed 29 Jun 05

  17. Hey Mark …

    I think we might be finally getting a little bit settled into our new apartment. I love your palm tree picture in the header. Gorgeous.

    Comment by danithew — 02:24 Thu 30 Jun 2005 @ 02:24 Thu 30 Jun 05

  18. Hey Danithew – long time no chat :) Using the ‘you know where’ ?

    Comment by Mark — 09:49 Thu 30 Jun 2005 @ 09:49 Thu 30 Jun 05

  19. Hey Mark … I haven’t had time to look at it. I tried finding it the other day and couldn’t figure it out for some reason. Can you email me the url? Thanks.

    Comment by danithew — 17:48 Thu 30 Jun 2005 @ 17:48 Thu 30 Jun 05

  20. Mark … forget I said that. I found it. :) I’ll be working on it occasionally. Might ask you for some little helps too.

    Comment by danithew — 17:53 Thu 30 Jun 2005 @ 17:53 Thu 30 Jun 05

  21. […] At any rate, all the critics out there should stop knocking the system and the good-hearted souls holding it together. Offering to help make it a better system instead. […]

    Pingback by Ballpoint Wren » Wordpress 1.5.1.3 and Cranky Playground Ladies — 00:54 Fri 1 Jul 2005 @ 00:54 Fri 1 Jul 05

  22. WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIT!!!

    For those of you who have modified their quicktags.js file, as explained by Mark @ http://www.tamba2.org.uk/wordpress/quicktags/, remember to back it up and re-upload it after making the upgrade. It’ll save you time, and the unnecessary rise in blood pressure.

    Cheers,

    Sylvain

    Comment by Sylvain — 02:01 Sun 17 Jul 2005 @ 02:01 Sun 17 Jul 05

  23. Hi, you have great site! Thank you!

    Comment by Joseph — 12:02 Thu 24 Aug 2006 @ 12:02 Thu 24 Aug 06

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