Upgraded to WordPress 2.6.3

I was guessing the other day that perhaps there will be no more WordPress upgrading to do. But in reality, at the back of my mind, anything could happen before a major release of WordPress 2.7 on November 10, 2008.

Well, yesterday, it was announced that there was a vulnerability at the Snoopy library. WordPress uses Snoopy in fetching the feeds that are being shown at the Dashboard. Have you seen those errors at the Dashboard too? Maybe this is related, I saw some incoming links appeared in my Dashboard when in fact, those sites are not really linking to your site.

So WordPress 2.6.3 was released as a security fix. Although the risk is not that high, WordPress opted to update immediately.

Don’t worry, you do not have to do the normal upgrading of WordPress. You have the option to just upload the file needed to fix the Snoopy library and the version file so to update it so that you will not see that message reminding you all the time that there’s a new version of WordPress. That’s exactly what I did.

Download WordPress 2.6.3, extract it, and upload class-snoopy.php and version.php files under the wp-includes folder. You can also opt to download the two files only at WordPress.2.6.3.

That’s it! It’s that easy!

Related links: Snoopy Vulnerability, Snoopy

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4 Comments to “Upgraded to WordPress 2.6.3”

  1. kengkay says:

    ah, ganun ba yun? actually, hindi ko sya maintindihan, waaa. masyado akong tecnologically challenged kaya kahit na simple lang itong to do na ito, i dont think i could really do it. eng eng ako sa ganyan, hayy. but thanks for the info :)

  2. Hello Kengkay!

    You don’t have to do anything anymore. Naayos na yon ng WordPress.com. Applicable lang to sa WordPress.org. Pero eto yong dahilan kaya nagkaganoon yong Dashboard mo sa WordPress.com account mo. Actually hindi lang sa yo nangyari, affected lahat ng WordPress.com at WordPress.org users. Yong nga lang sa WordPress.org users kasi, we install the software on our own kaya we have to upload the files mentioned. :)

  3. kengkay says:

    hi sofie, thanks for leaving a comment about my comment :) mabuti naman at hindi pala ako maproblema sa upgrading na yan dahil free wp pa ang gamit ko. yan actually dahilan kung bakit hindi ako magpursiging mag karon ng sariling site dahil eng eng ako sa mga ganyang languages 😀

  4. Hello Kengkay!

    Yep, you don’t have to do it yourself, WordPress.com did it for you. Oo nga pala, having your own domain name is not also the solution. Kasi kung di ka matiyaga sa mga technicalities like mag-upgrade, mawawalan ka ng pasensya. Kasi laging nag-a-update and upgrade ang WordPress e, that is for security and improvements of the software. Unless hindi WordPress gamitin mo. E ang ganda ng WordPress, bat naman di mo gagamitin di ba. :)

    Actually puwede ka ring gumamit ng blogger, kung wala kang tiyaga. :) Kaya lang maganda talaga ang mga features ng WordPress kasi. So I really suggest WordPress. :)

    Pag blogger naman, may feature yon na puwede kang gumamit ng domain name mo. Di mo kailangang i-access yong DNS para palitan. Kailangan mo lang FTP access mo doon. Puwede mo ring kalikutin yong design mo at yong CSS na di kailangang magbayad.

    Sa WordPress.com naman, meron din feature yon na puwede ring gamitin yong domain name mo kaya lang kailangang i-access mo yong DNS mo para mapalitan. Yong design, puwede mo ring kalikutin via CSS, pero may minimal fee naman, as in minimal talaga. :)

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