TAG | wordpress 2.6
I have noticed a couple of places that a hacking group have released a version of WordPress version number v2.6.4 – this is NOT an official release and you should not download it! They have even created a fake website to trick people into downloading the files. This will make your site vulnerable to exploit by hackers and potentially put your visitors at risk.
There is a problem that has arisen with WordPress 2.6 – it seems to only really affect users that are using ‘index.php’ in their permalink structure (most likely hosted on Windows based servers – another good reason to move to a Linux server!). The bug is detailed over at http://trac.wordpress.org/ticket/7306.
This won’t affect users using permalinks without ‘index.php’ in the structure and I have personally upgraded a number of blogs and websites already upto 2.6 with no problems at all (all Linux, no ‘index.php’).
WordPress 2.6 is now available for download, codename “Tyner” after jazz pianist McCoy Tyner. The good news is that there should be very little incompatibility with plugins and I myself have already conducted three painless upgrades following the usual procedure of replacing the core files and running the upgrade script.