Upgrading from WordPress 2.5 to WordPress 2.5.1

After checking my feeds today, I noticed an article that was talking about a new security update for WordPress 2.5. After remembering that I had installed the WordPress Automatic Upgrade plugin I decided to go a head and try it out for WordPress 2.5.1.

The upgrading process couldn’t have been made any easier. The steps were as simple as logging into my wordpress account, clicking the Automatic Upgrade link, clicking next about 8-10 times as it tells you what it is about to do before it does it and bam! WordPress 2.5.1 is installed.

If you download the entire 2.5.1 release, you will be getting over 70 other fixes. However, if you prefer to install only the security fixes the you can get the three updated “php” files from the WordPress blog post for the 2.5.1 update. WordPress 2.5.1 focuses on fixing the most annoying bugs and improving performance. Here are some highlights that are listed in the original release post:

  • Performance improvements for the Dashboard, Write Post, and Edit Comments pages.
  • Better performance for those who have many categories
  • Media Uploader fixes
  • An upgrade to TinyMCE 3.0.7
  • Widget Administration fixes
  • Various usability improvements
  • Layout fixes for IE

I would recommend, to everyone using WordPress, that you give WordPress Automatic Upgrade a try so it takes the “hassle” out of upgrading your site and keeping it secure!

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