WordPress 3.0.2 Released, Mandatory Upgrade

November 30th, 2010
WordPress Security

Just moments ago, WordPress 3.0.2 was released to the public. This version is a mandatory security upgrade. According to the release notes:

This maintenance release fixes a moderate security issue that could allow a malicious Author-level user to gain further access to the site, addresses a handful of bugs, and provides some additional security enhancements.

It’s been awhile since we’ve seen one of these types of releases. However, thanks to automatic upgrades built in, upgrading is a pretty easy thing to do.




  1. Vince (1 comments.) says:

    Thanks a lot dude!

  2. Madhav tripathi (2 comments.) says:

    I have just updated it.

  3. Retroscifigeek (1 comments.) says:

    The upgrade went smooth as usual. Thanks!

  4. Bilal Ahmad (2 comments.) says:

    I upgraded to the latest version.

  5. dgrut (13 comments.) says:

    wait a little bit to upgrade, better backup before. might you plugin cant work :D

    • Chip Bennett (63 comments.) says:

      While it is always good advice to back up prior to any upgrade, there is absolutely NO reason to “wait” to implement a #.#.# WordPress point-release. Such releases are always security/bugfix releases, and should always be implemented as soon as possible.

    • Otto (215 comments.) says:

      If you’re running 3.0.1 already, then 3.0.2 adds nothing new that would break anything. Just a minor security fix.

  6. Steve @ Christmas 2010 says:

    Doesn’t seem to be that big of a security whole unless you have a lot of authors on your site that do not trust and really know how to hack a WordPress site. Not very likely.

  7. Rick (1 comments.) says:

    Thanks a ton. Easy updates for security fixes are reason #256 why I love WordPress.

  8. sumanth (1 comments.) says:

    i upgraded..from the time i did that my widget admin page is not working..:(


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