Upgrade to WordPress 2.5.1 but 2.5.2 Will Be Out Soon

WordPress 2.5.1 was released today and normally, I would be writing about this sort of thing on Blogging Pro, but the site has been down all day.

The new release includes some bug fixes, and a major security update. Here are some highlights:

  • Performance improvements for the Dashboard, Write Post, and Edit Comments pages.
  • Better performance for those who have many categories
  • Media Uploader fixes
  • An upgrade to TinyMCE 3.0.7
  • Widget Administration fixes
  • Various usability improvements
  • Layout fixes for IE

Usually, this is where I tell everyone that has held off on upgrading from WordPress 2.3.3 to go ahead, but you might just want to wait a bit longer as I just got a message on Twitter from Mark Jaquith regarding the WordPress 2.5.1 release. He says, and I quote:

2.5.2 will probably be out before too long (password resetting was broken by 2.5.1 — doh).

So before you go run off and upgrade to 2.5.1 to protect yourself from whatever the security issue of the week is, understand that in a short amount of time, you might be upgrading to WordPress 2.5.2 so that password resetting works correctly once again.

When a simple thing like password resetting breaks, it definitely makes me worried about the attention to detail the team is currently having. Maybe only two releases should be done a year, in six month cycles, also allowing for what will hopefully be more bug fix, security check time of each release before putting it out in the wild.

This definitely makes me even more adamant about moving to an environment where I can run Subversion to update all of my WordPress blogs. Are you getting tired of upgrading? How will you feel if you have to upgrade to WordPress 2.5.2 in a week?

10 thoughts on “Upgrade to WordPress 2.5.1 but 2.5.2 Will Be Out Soon

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  4. Katy Castro

    UGH! I so hate upgrading. I’ve just been at 2.5 for about two weeks now, upgraded yesterday just because I had a minute and now yet another upgrade coming soon.

    I’ve wondered before about the attention to detail with WordPress. There are just too many updates on what feels like a constant basis. To make it even more annoying, I so hate that stupid bar at the top of the admin panel with the reminder that it’s time to upgrade. I’d rather do it without the nag and I’m sure I’m not the only one that has upgraded just to get rid of that thing.

    What’s even more annoying is that Matt is already talking about the plans for 2.6. I mean, really?

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  6. Catherine

    So…does it just make sense to wait to upgrade when 2.5.2 comes out? I have to agree all the upgrading is a bit much. Seriously, does it just make sense to wait?

  7. David

    Catherine – If you are running WordPress 2.5, please upgrade to 2.5.1 as it is a security release. If you are running 2.3.3, stay with it until 2.5.2 comes out.

  8. Kirk M

    That’s not the only thing wrong with 2.5.1. Try moving your widgets around. Bet you can drop them into place without them popping off somewhere else. I believe the problem occurred when the dev’s attempted to fix a problem with the Widget page rendering and behavior when using Internet Explorer (figures) and it broke the Widget admin for everyone in the process. The saving grace is if you move one of your widgets and the others make room for it where you wish to drop it, even though it may end up off somewhere else, hitting “Save Changes” will save the rearrangement in the correct positions.

    I posted this at “wp-testers”

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