WordPress 3.1.1 has been released with maintenance and security upgrades


Ryan Boren announced today that WordPress 3.1.1 is now available for all to go and update their sites. There were nearly 30 fixes that went into the Maintenance and Security release, which included some performance improvements, fixes for taxonomy and PATHINFO permalinks, and more. So what are you waiting for?

If you never updated to 3.1, then now is the perfect time to make the switch to 3.1.1.

Boren explains the security side of the release on the WordPress.org blog:

Version 3.1.1 also addresses three security issues discovered by WordPress core developers Jon Cave and Peter Westwood, of our security team. The first hardens CSRF prevention in the media uploader. The second avoids a PHP crash in certain environments when handling devilishly devised links in comments, and the third addresses an XSS flaw.

The release comes 6 weeks after 3.1 was first released.

16 thoughts on “WordPress 3.1.1 has been released with maintenance and security upgrades

  1. Should the prompt to update to 3.1.1 be appearing in our dashboards? Just checked half a dozen installs on different servers and not seeing anything yet?


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  3. I’ve updated to the newer version and now the editor will not allow me to insert any media (photos, video, etc..) using the “add” options on top. the message just says ‘are you sure you want to do this?’ followed by a link that says ‘please try again’. once that is clicked, the entire dashboard opens in the popup window. Is there a fix for this? even deleting and reinstalling the tinymce plugin doesn’t resolve the issue, and the options still don’t work with the regular wp editor.

    • Peter, I finally fixed my issue! I simply deactivated my plugins, then reactivated them, and as simple as that sounds, it actually worked. I added them back one by one, testing the ‘add media/image” option each time, just to see if there was any one in particular causing the issue, and I ended up reactivating them all without a problem. I just hate that I spent the entire day trying the other fixes that didn’t work, and ended up fixing it in less than 5 minutes, lol. I’m just glad it’s working. Good luck to you!

  4. I’m having the same problem with the 3.1.1 can’t upload any photographs. This stinks. I’d go back to the old version if I could. Tried deactivating the plug ins. It did not help. Any other suggestions.

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