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WPIf you are hosting WordPress on your own server it is vital that you upgrade to the current version now. Here are some of the details from Lorelle on WordPress, read them now and update ASAP:

Update your WordPress blog before you continue reading this post. That’s how critical this issue is.

There are two clues that your WordPress site has been attacked.

There are strange additions to the pretty permalinks, such as example.com/category/post-title/%&(%7B$%7Beval(base64_decode($_SERVER%5BHTTP_REFERER%5D))%7D%7D|.+)&%/. The keywords are “eval” and “base64_decode.”

The second clue is that a “back door” was created by a “hidden” Administrator. Check your site users for “Administrator (2)” or a name you do not recognize. You will probably be unable to access that account, but Journey Etc. has a possible solution.

Read her entire post and Upgrade now, before it becomes a digital migraine.

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Ever since the Jazz Fest after Hurricane Katrina when I discovered WordPress I have been a huge fan. Its robust capabilities, extensibility, and ease of use make it my preferred bloggin platform ad one that I advise to many clients.  As those of you in the know have probably already noticed all of my own blogs run on it using the Thesis theme, a fantastic combination that I highly advise.

Like all software WordPress undergoes a continual evolution, something accelerated by the fact that it is open source. Now we have a new version, WordPress 2.8.1 as those of you who use it are probably already aware due to the notice on your dashboard.

Here is the WordPress video (approx. 3.5 minutes) showing the changes that this upgrade brings with it,

IMPORTANT: back up your database and WordPress files before upgrading to the new version, check that your plugins are compatible with the new version, and upgrade manually, when possible. (Anti) Social Development has a nice article up that gives you a rundown on necessary steps to take prior to making the upgrade:  WordPress 2.8 Upgrade Issues and Recommendations.

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