WordPress 2.7.1 Released

February 10th, 2009

I posted earlier that 2.7.1 RC1 was released for testing and now the final version of WordPress 2.7.1 is available for download / upgrade.

2.7.1 fixes 68 tickets and so is a recommended upgrade.

If you already have WordPress 2.7 or 2.7.1 RC1 installed, you’ll receive an update notification that will allow you to upgrade WordPress from within WP-Admin itself. Or you can upgrade to the latest version by visiting Tools > Upgrade in WP-Admin. This will upgrade the files and the database as well in one step.

If you’re using 2.6.x or below you will need to manually download and upgrade your installation of WordPress.

Download WordPress 2.7.1 or check out the full set of changes between 2.7 and 2.7.1




  1. Casey (1 comments.) says:

    How soon before I see the ‘Upgrade’ button in ‘Tools->Upgrade.’ I’m still only seeing ‘Re-install Automatically’ or ‘Download 2.7′.

  2. Jimmy (2 comments.) says:

    Small problem, maybe not a problem, but when I go Tools>Upgrade it asks if I want to reinstall 2.7 or download 2.7.

    Do I just reinstall 2.7 and it will download 2.7.1 automatically?

  3. Ajay (209 comments.) says:

    You’ll need to wait a while before your blog “recognizes” the update. I was able to upgrade one blog successfully, while the other blog still shows 2.7 as the latest.

    Then you will be able to upgrade from WP-Admin itself.

  4. Hikari (79 comments.) says:

    woot, tnx!!

    Is this upgrade feature reliable? Isn’t there a risk os breaking something and “losing” our site?

    I know that we must backup everything before upgrading, but u know…

    And how about plugin and themes? Is there any risk of overwriting anything?

    • Ajay (209 comments.) says:

      Don’t think this should be a problem. Especially not for the maintenance release.

      I’ve upgraded successfully.

  5. Universal Indie Records (6 comments.) says:

    WOW!! I’m simply amazed at how easy it is to upgrade using the built in upgrade feature. I used to use the “Automatic Upgrade” plugin… but this has it beat by far…. great work guys!!!!!

  6. Jonathan (3 comments.) says:

    What’s the deal with it not being recognized yet? I see someone said you have to wait until your blog recognizes the update, but what triggers it to check? Seems like running my cron page (visiting wp-cron.php) should trigger it to check for a new version, but that doesn’t appear to work.

    • MichaelH says:

      According to Dion Hulse (aka dd32) a blog checks every 12 hours and the time each blog does that check is purely a random thing.

      If you want the check to happen right now, both Dion and Jeremy Visser recommend deleting the “update_core” record in the `wp_options` table.

      See Dion and Jeremy’s comments at:

  7. Miroslav Glavic (27 comments.) says:

    I remember when 2.6.5 was the lastest (that was the one b4 2.7 right?), it wouldn’t give the NEW VERSION AVAILABLE thing.

  8. Miroslav Glavic (27 comments.) says:

    So I got the “RENEW” notice on ONE of my sites. They are all with the same webhosting company (if that helps). Where are my last remaining notices?

  9. Banago (84 comments.) says:

    I posted before WordPress did – I saw the notification.

  10. Kristof (1 comments.) says:

    Well it doesn’t seem to depend on the server itself, because I have 2 blogs on the same server, which one is less frequently visited than the other. And the less frequent visited asked to update.

    I think it has something to do that wp-cron is not executed every time, but it checks for an interval.

    So you just have to wait :)

  11. hebrink (1 comments.) says:

    I just Upgraded my blog to WP 27.1, it is easy, just in a click.

  12. stephen crawford (2 comments.) says:

    I usually update automatically without a problem but this time it stops at “Unpacking the core update”.
    Looks like I will need to search for the manual update instructions.

  13. Jauhari (8 comments.) says:

    Wonderful WordPress

  14. papajoneh (6 comments.) says:

    Aikkk for the 1st time ever my WordPress cannot be upgraded!!!

    Fatal error: Cannot redeclare pclziputilpathreduction()

    What is that??

  15. papajoneh (6 comments.) says:

    somewhere along that line here some more…
    (previously declared in …/public_html/wp-content/plugins/wordpress-automatic-upgrade/lib/pclzip.lib.php:5421) in
    …/public_html/wp-admin/includes/class-pclzip.php on line 5498

    Can anyone help me please :(

    • rudy (8 comments.) says:

      Hi, i think this plug-in doesnot work under WP2.7 + You could use the build-in upgrade function from WP itself.

      • papajoneh (6 comments.) says:

        ooops.. yep. I missed yer reply on that. but yea.. the old plugin still there and causing problem. I forgot 2.7 got it’s own auto upgrade already. Thanks :)

  16. papajoneh (6 comments.) says:

    Ok.. sorry about that. I fixed it already. the old plugin stil there. sigh.

  17. rudy (8 comments.) says:

    I agree upgrade version is becoming really fun and easy. Thanks to the upgrade function. Work perfect. :D

  18. stephen crawford (2 comments.) says:

    Problem solved Same as papajoneh. Deactivated my WordPress Automatic Upgrade plugin.

  19. CGHill (3 comments.) says:

    Mine went pretty seamlessly, given the sheer size of the site (5000 posts).

  20. marcO (1 comments.) says:

    The update feature is soooo sweet! Worked smooth here!

  21. Aleks (1 comments.) says:

    Excellent. A bug I’ve been following has been fixed.

  22. Sudeep Tamrakar (1 comments.) says:

    Yeap!! I already noticed on my blog, and I upgraded it. Thanks for info.

  23. George Serradinho (107 comments.) says:

    Just upgraded now, looks fine to me.

    Thanks for sharing the news of the new download.

  24. Pradeek (1 comments.) says:

    I can’t use the WordPress automatic upgrade plugin for this? Anyone one having this issue?

  25. Randy (4 comments.) says:

    I *finally* got to upgrade this morning. As of 11:30 pm ET last night, my WP-Admin was still NOT detecting the upgrade.

    Anyway, smooth upgrade!

  26. Nihar (7 comments.) says:

    My blog recognizes the upgrade. But, after i click on upgrade. It is not doing anything.

    Does anybody has the same issue?

  27. Rudi (1 comments.) says:

    My blog automatically updated, by asking administrator server to do so . It works (:.

  28. Ekios (1 comments.) says:

    Like Randy I did the update (manually, can’t use the automatic things because of my hoster ftp restrictions ) and it went all good but then now the blog still not recognize the update and is still telling me tu upgrade …

    What am I suppose to do to him for make it fine ?

    PS : sorry, not a native english speaker :)


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