WordPress 2.8.6 – Security Release
If you haven’t gotten a notification as yet, go and check your WordPress installations. This update addresses an XSS vulnerability in Press This, which I happen to be using to make this post. [Weird, isn’t it?] Anyway, since this is a security update, every WordPress user is encouraged to update/upgrade.
Read more here: WordPress 2.8.6 Security Release.
Quick Tip: Before running the automatic updater through the WordPress Dashboard, ensure that all of your current plugins are up to date. Afterward, deactivate all of your plugins and run the WordPress updater. You can re-activate your plugins after the update has been applied. Doing this will help avoid any conflicts during the update process not only when it comes to plugins, but also with the classic “Fatal error: Allowed memory size exhausted” error.