OPEN SOURCE web site publishing software outfit Wordpress has released an update to its current version and a beta of Wordpress 3.2.
Wordpress, which is used by thousands of individuals and companies to publish information on the web, has released Wordpress 3.1.3, which mainly features security updates, including 'clickjacking' protection. Wordpress says the update includes a number of security hardening features although there are improvements to import files, too.
The biggest changes in the upcoming version of the software came with Wordpress 3.2 Beta 2, which has appeared less than a fortnight after Beta 1 was released. Wordpress recommends that users not install the beta on production servers, however in the 13 days since Beta 1 made its debut the team has managed to make significant improvements, saying, "the admin is less ugly in IE7 [Internet Explorer 7]". Wordpress 3.2 Beta 2 ships with a new version of the Jquery library, so the outfit urges developers that make use of Jquery to test their scripts, as there are syntax changes along with significant performance improvements.
Wordpress says development of Wordpress 3.2 "continues right on schedule" and release candidates for Wordpress 3.2 should start coming out in early June, with the production release expected by the end of the month.
Existing users of Wordpress 3.1 can upgrade straight from the administration area, though the Wordpress famous five-minute install means that even a clean install isn't particularly arduous. µ