Category: WordPress 3.2
Do it quick before the hacker. Upgrade your WordPress as soon as you can, but you need to make sure it won't break your existing plug-ins or themes.
Better try the upgrade on your sanbox first if your production site can't be down for business. Contact us if you need our professional help.
Maintenance and Security Releases
Version 3.3.2 addressed some security issues and fixed 12 bugs. For more information, see the release notes.
Version 3.3.1 addressed a security issue and fixed 15 bugs. For more information, see the release notes.
As WordPress developers, we need to prepare for WordPress 3.2 even it is still beta 1 and not recommended to run on a production web site as of this writing. WordPress 3.1 was official released on Feb. 23rd, 2011 and we heard that WordPress 3.2 release will be in June, 2011.
We need to know that the minimum system requirements for WordPress 3.2 will be: PHP 5.2.4 and MySQL 5.0. This has to be considered if you plan to upgrade and you still have some plugins or themes that are not compatible with these version of PHP and MySQL.
The PHP version of Arvixe hosting server is higher than 5.2.9 and MySQL is higher than 5.0.9. So there should be no problem you want to transfer to their hosting service and upgrade to WordPress 3.2. If you need help in transferring your WordPress site to Arvixe, you may contact us before you sign up your hosting service and we can lead you through the whole process.
As the beta release notes remind us: "Theme and plugin authors, if you haven’t been following the 3.2 development cycle, please start now so that you can update your themes and plugins to be compatible with the newest version of WordPress."
As WordPress users, you also need to prepare yourself if you plan to have someone to help you to upgrade to WordPress 3.2 because Internet Explorer 6 will no longer be supported for the Admin. There will be an Admin GUI refresh, but that will not be a major redesign so you may still find your way around.
Great things being expected from WordPress 3.2: 1) Improved performance will make your WordPress site much faster. 2) A new default theme called Twenty Eleven, based on the popular Duster theme with rotating header images and more. 3)Distraction-free Writing