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WP 3.4.1 - Maintenance and Security Release

     
3:56 pm on Jun 28, 2012 (gmt 0)

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[wordpress.org...]

This maintenance release addresses 18 bugs with version 3.4, including:

  • Fixes an issue where a theme’s page templates were sometimes not detected.
  • Addresses problems with some category permalink structures.
  • Better handling for plugins or themes loading JavaScript incorrectly.
  • Adds early support for uploading images on iOS 6 devices.
  • Allows for a technique commonly used by plugins to detect a network-wide activation.
  • Better compatibility with servers running certain versions of PHP (5.2.4, 5.4) or with uncommon setups (safe mode, open_basedir), which had caused warnings or in some cases prevented emails from being sent.
    Version 3.4.1 also fixes a few security issues and contains some security hardening.
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    3:50 pm on June 29, 2012 (gmt 0)

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    Yeah it's only been 10 days since the last one and I updated like 20 sites to 3.4 . . . to awake yesterday to another. :-\ Oy vey.
    7:04 am on July 2, 2012 (gmt 0)

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    I am getting sick of this. Time to find an alternative platform for my personal blog (all I still use WP for). Any suggestions? My main requirement is reasonably easy import of both posts and comments.
    5:07 pm on July 2, 2012 (gmt 0)

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    >> sick of this

    I know it's a hassle but unless you use an online service that provides the updates for you, you will still need to upgrade or leave your sites open to exploit.
    5:15 pm on July 2, 2012 (gmt 0)

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    Options...

    - multi-site setup
    [codex.wordpress.org...]

    - A wordpress "mass management" tool of which there are a handful, some free, some paid, some standalone, some hosted.
    5:24 pm on July 2, 2012 (gmt 0)

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    That is a valid option to reduce the headache - unless you're a stickler for keeping sites on different IPs/Servers.

    Upgrades are a PITA for sure but a necessary evil. I'm of the opinion that the best we can hope for is to minimize the headaches - eg. automate/streamline what we can.
    2:12 pm on July 3, 2012 (gmt 0)

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    You should check out ManageWP for multi-site WP management. Never used it myself but got some great feedbacks from friends...
    3:42 pm on July 3, 2012 (gmt 0)

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    What seems like daily updates - just another thing I love about WP.
    7:04 pm on July 4, 2012 (gmt 0)

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    Yes, there are solutions for those running multiple sitse on Wordpress: multi site, management tools etc.

    The problem is that a lot of the Wordpress user base who use it for a relatively low priority site, such as a personal blog, and for us it is not really worth the effort.

    While any CMS needs to be updates, WP needs a lot. I would now gladly sacrifice some features for less frequent updates.
    7:31 pm on July 4, 2012 (gmt 0)

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    they keep adding some quite major changes, whilst keeping the build at 3. what they should do is make their big changes on a new number -- 4 -- and keep a stable 3.

    then people can choose to whether they want to upgrade to 4 based on the changes, rather than being forced into it all the time.
    5:53 pm on July 9, 2012 (gmt 0)

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    I dislike that they do not segregate out security releases from bug fixes from feature creep.

    Drupal these days basically does it as follows
    - new features = major release
    - bug fixes and security releases only for current version
    - security releases segregated and notified differently than bug fixes (i.e. you can choose to receive upgrade warnings only for releases that include security items).
    - modules fall under the same notification system - so I only get notified of upgrades for modules with *security* problems.