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WordPress 3.5.2 Released…

WordPress 3.5.2 has been released. It’s a maintenance release, including a number of important security fixes, as described here. I’ve run the automatic upgrade on 5 blogs and it went through with no problems.

Happy upgrading!

Cheers

Tim…


WordPress 3.5.2 Released… was first posted on June 22, 2013 at 9:08 am.
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WordPress Security…

With all the recent press about global brute force attacks on WordPress I decided to install the Better WP Security plugin last Sunday.

It includes loads of security features, including the big ones mentioned in the recent attacks:

  • Changing the name of the “admin” user.
  • Changing the ID of your renamed admin user.
  • Changing the table prefix.
  • Max login attempts lockdown.

Of the 5 blogs I manage, 4 worked straight off with this plugin. Unfortunately, one required a few attempts, so remember to take filesystem and database backups before you start or you may not end up in a happy place.

How to Change the WordPress Table Prefix

Assuming my current WordPress prefix was “wp_” and I wanted to change it to “banana_”, then I would do the following…

Take a backup of your database and file system. Remember, if you screw up and trash your blog you will thank yourself for the extra time you spent doing this!

Amend the “$table_prefix” setting in the “wp-config.php” file.

$table_prefix = 'banana_'; // Only numbers, letters, and underscores please!

Rename all the tables, swapping the “wp_” prefix with “banana_”. For example, the following statement would rename the “wp_comments” table to “banana_comments”.

RENAME TABLE wp_comments TO banana_comments

Perform the following updates.

WordPress 3.5.1 Released…

WordPress 3.5.1 has been released. The changelog and downloads are in the usual places. I’ve just done the auto-upgrade with no problems.

Happy upgrading. :)

Cheers

Tim…

WordPress 3.5…

WordPress 3.5 has landed. You can download it from the usual place.

The auto update went fine on all five blogs I manage (they are not all mine :) ).

Happy upgrading!

Cheers

Tim…


WordPress 3.5… was first posted on December 11, 2012 at 8:16 pm.
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WordPress 3.4.2 Released…

WordPress 3.4.2 has been released. You can see the bug fixes in the changelog and download from the usual place.

Happy upgrading. :)

Cheers

Tim…

WordPress 3.4.1 Released…

WordPress 3.4.1 has been released. You can see the updates in this maintenance release here. Happy upgrading.

Cheers

Tim…

WordPress 3.4 Released…

WordPress 3.4 has been released. You can download it here, or use the automatic update for existing blogs.

Cheers

Tim…

WordPress 3.3.2…

WordPress 3.3.2 is out. It’s a maintenance release, so you can see the changelog for the fixes.

WordPress 3.4 is knocking at the door, so you can expect another upgrade to follow soon when it moves out of beta.

Cheers

Tim…

WordPress 3.3.1 Released…

WordPress 3.3.1 has been released. The release notes are here.

Cheers

Tim…