Weren’t we just talking about upgrading to the latest and greatest version of WordPress just yesterday?
Well today Ryan Boren has just posted at the WordPress.org blog about the release of the WordPress 2.8.3 Security Release. As he mentions in the posting this fix is related to the privilege escalation issues in version 2.8.1.
What he says next is the real reason why WordPress is so popular and well supported:
Luckily, the entire WordPress community has our backs. Several folks in the community dug deeper and discovered areas that were overlooked. With their help, the remaining issues are fixed in 2.8.3.
Ryan is right – it is the community that looks after each other. Where else would you have such a diverse and talented group who points out any issues instead of just taking them public even though it would draw a lot of attention and maybe fame for themselves? How easy might it have been for someone to just point out those additional areas/issues for someone to exploit and get all the traffic?
Well, it could have been very easy – just send that info to the web instead of into the hands of the developers of WordPress.
This site is another great example of the community around WordPress and the help everyone provides each other to make their understanding of WordPress even better and to share their experience. I think there are many places that could look at what happens in the WordPress Community and see the positive impact an open environment can do for things.
Thanks to all of you here at WLTC and your willingness to be frank with us on each and every post and to assist each other in the comments and forums. You all definitely rock!
So the next question is – how do we make it even better?