WordPress is constantly creating new versions of their CMS to maintain their place as a top ranking website platform. On January 24th, 2013 WordPress announced their newest version, version 3.5.1. Update 3.5.1 focuses on general maintenance, ultimately fixing over 35 issues.
This update also helps heighten security on the platform that millions use to build their personal and business websites every year. Below is a list of just a few of the resolved bugs and security updates featured in WordPress 3.5.1. For more detailed information about this update please see the official WordPress news page:
- In past versions server-side request falsification and port scanning (often using pingbacks) were possible. WordPress’s security researchers fixed this issue and removed any potential areas of vulnerability.
- Cross-site scripting issues were fixed and removed by WordPress’s security team.
- Post updates were made to ensure that given media (videos, photos, etc.) are not deleted once posted.
- Editor was updated to ensure that aspects of HTML coding are not changed or deleted unexpectedly.
- Media manager corrections were made to guarantee that there are no longer compatibility and workflow issues.
- Plugin warnings that appear when a plugin is potentially being misused were updated.