upgrade your wordpress now:

We recommend everyone update immediately, particularly if your blog has open registration. The vulnerability is not public but it will be shortly. In addition to the security fix, 2.5.1 contains over 70 bug fixes.

By Jeremy Schoemaker

Jeremy "ShoeMoney" Schoemaker is the founder & CEO of ShoeMoney Media Group, and to date has sold 6 companies and done over 10 million in affiliate revenue. In 2013 Jeremy released his #1 International Best selling Autobiography titled "Nothing's Changed But My Change" - The ShoeMoney Story. You can read more about Jeremy on his wikipedia page here.

54 thoughts on “WordPress 2.5.1 Security Update”
  1. I think the interface is great. I personally love to see people/organizations trying to push technological boundaries. I also think wordpress as a platform is an ideal project in which to encompass these new technologies.

  2. I upgraded to 2.5.1 in about 2 seconds like Shoe said… auto upgrade plugin FTW!

  3. Grrr. I, too, just finished upgrading to 2.5 for all of my sites (due to hackers inserting malware into my php) and each time it took at least 20 minutes for each and I had to redo all the header and footer code and re-ftp the custom header and mess with plugins and some other crap.
    Thanks for the info.

  4. ahhh yes… and this is why I have yet to update my wordpress.. even though it takes like 2 seconds.. i shall still wait about a month more till i update.. 🙂

  5. I will update soon. I like the new version but I care about security too.

  6. […] is a generally important upgrade anyhow. There’s a security issue that isn’t public yet, and they’d rather see people fix it before it becomes an issue […]

  7. for who? is fantastico up to date? seems most places have not updated the panel/fantastico combo if fantastico is up to date…

  8. Very easy upgrade, even though I upgraded manually. I’ll definately be looking into the upgrade plugin though

  9. It is simple to upgrade even without the auto upgrade plugin, although I’m not as fast as those of you who do it in 2 seconds. 😛
    ~Terry

  10. It only sucks when your installed with services like fantastico that seem to take weeks to show changes in current versions for install / upgrade.

  11. Where is this mysterious auto update plugin you speak of? I could of course do a quick google search for this,. However it’s saturday morning I’m hungover and feeling lazy 🙂

  12. Hey I know how you guys feel with the tedium of upgrade but remember they are usually months apart and essential to keep your site secure from Malware and Hackers.

    Think of it as just another day in the life of a blogger! 😉

  13. I just had to log on to wordpress to know about it since it says right up top when your WordPress version needs updating, but it’s good when blogs post it I guess for those that don’t read their dashboard when they log in 😀

  14. In fact, it is very easy!

    Download wordpress 2.5.1
    Upload it on your web folder
    Go to /wp-login
    Press a Button
    Done!

  15. OMG! Do you want to say that 2.5 has 70 bugs? Is that why there is SEVENTY bug fixes in 2.5.1.?
    O_O
    Updating is the urgent case!

  16. It is awesome to see the enthusiasts and users of a tool like wordpress interact and inform each other of important updates and the like. Truly viral in my opinion.

  17. Progress won’t necessarily appeal to everybody, but eventually everybody will haqve to upgrade to stay current with technology streams. Be happy that this is not a Microsoft product. Can you imagine?

  18. But it makes slow when you post your posting. Have any body face the same problem with me?

  19. Is there an easier way to upgrade? I”ve only done it once, and it took quite a while since I don’t know what I’m going. 😉 Back up first, then delete, then reinstall, then re-import.

  20. Looks like it was already found a bug in 2.5.1. When you forget your password, ask for a new one and WP sends you a link to click. this links don’t work.

  21. I wish I hadn’t upgraded to 2.5. I knew better. Every upgrade they come out with is followed by security and bug fixes!

  22. I have no idea but my comments arent appearing with name “Mayank”…so I am trying back the old name “Mayank Rocks”

  23. I havent even upgraded to 2.5 yet….I am still waiting, for like dunno what lol. I think I will do it this weekend or next week….and what is this auto upgrade plugin? please help.

  24. hahah, imaging if it was Microsoft. Well at least WordPress takes responsibility and updates regularily

  25. Hey Shoe, you posted earlier about the issue of pre-2.33 blogs being compromised by the hijacking of the admin cookie. You recommended a *clean* install of 2.33, rather than an upgrade to 2.33.

    Fast forwarding to now, if my 2.33 blog was infected with SQL injected spam in the same way as above, should I do a *clean install* of 2.5.1, or will simply *upgrading* to 2.5.1 solve the problem?

    Thank you sire!

  26. You have to stay up to date.
    Or be thrown int a pit of haxors who will have their way with your site
    menacing laugh

  27. Hm, not bad…guys are not sleeping.
    A week ago I got 2.5 version…now it is time to get 2.5.1…or to wait for 2.5.2 better???

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