Earlier this week The Blog Herald published an article about strange blogging habits. The article discusses writing out html rather than using the visual text editor, typing out full url’s rather than using shortcuts, and writing posts in a text editor rather than in the WordPress Write Post area. There is also a lengthy intro about a journalist who continued to use a typewriter even after the advent of word processing and laptops and had someone in his office transcribe his work.
Earlier this week, I asked if you were an early adopter with WordPress upgrades. Following on the heels of that inquiry is a WordPress security update, which brings WordPress up to version 2.6.3. If you are running 2.6 or higher, you can see the message about the upgrade on your dashboard.
A vulnerability has been found with the snoopy.php file, which is responsible for the RSS feeds on your dashboard. This is not a crucial issue but snoopy.php is used by a number of plugins so, as always, I recommend upgrading.
There is, however, good news for people who are already running 2.6.2. According to Joost de Valk, at yoast.com, only three files need to be updated if you are already running the most recent version. Replacing three files via ftp or your cpanel file manager is SO much easier than a full upgrade. The three files are: