New WordPress 2.0.6

For those who never read what is on their WordPress Dashboard (that’s the home page of the WordPress control panel), there is a notice that WordPress 2.0.6 is available for download. This latest WordPress has an important security update so you should get it right away.

We have a pretty important release available for everyone, it includes an important security fix and it’s recommended that everyone upgrade. This is the latest release in our stable 2.0 line, which we’ve committed to maintaining for several more years.

Here’s what’s new:

  • The aforementioned security fixes.
  • HTML quicktags now work in Safari browsers.
  • Comments are filtered to prevent them from messing up your blog layout.
  • Compatibility with PHP/FastCGI setups.

Upgrading WordPress is very simple – just upload and replace your old WordPress files. WordPress says you should delete the old files before uploading the new ones, but I find upload and replace works fine for me. You can download the latest version of WordPress here.