WordPress 3.6.1 Available!

wordpress-cat-thumbWordPress 3.6.1 is available for download. WordPress 3.6.1 is a maintenance and security update, so its important to upgrade as soon as possible.

Some of these security fixes are toward closing a glaring hole in the author role, block from potential remote code execution, and much more.

If your web host doesn’t allow you to use the automatic upgrade, you can install the upgraded WordPress manually.

If you are familiar with FTP, or your web host Filemanager, just replace (overwrite) all your WordPress files EXCEPT:

  • wp-config.php
  • the entire wp-contents folder don’t even touch it

Before you upgrade, ALWAYS back up your website!

If you’re not comfortable with backing up your own site, you can definitely hire me to upgrade and back up your WordPress site for you. If you want to do it for yourself, WordPress has an upgrade guide, which pretty much says the same thing I said earlier in this post.

There is no excuse not to upgrade. Leaving your site with an older version is like a crap shoot… you are risking your website’s data and possibly the privilege of having a web hosting account. You are required by your web host to keep all scripts up to date.

Have you upgraded your WordPress site?

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About Nile

Nile is a 33 year old female from Southern Illinois. Nile is a mother of 1 son. She is also a web designer and developer, a graphic designer, and a public speaker, who exclusively designs and develops using WordPress. She is currently a student working for a Bachelors in Business. She also blogs at FamousBloggers.net and her very personal site, Blackish.net. Click to read more about Nile and Blondish.net


  1. Hi Nile…..
    just one question…… can we update wordpress version directly from admin dashboard? will it affect my old articles or theme?

  2. Snagged the update last night. Seems like my website is running a little faster and smoother after the update. Maybe just be a server issue though.
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  3. Hi Nile
    I just noticed the new release and have just started making a backup of my files and database. My blog has been under a lot of hacker attacks lately so I don’t want them to find any security holes on my blog..!
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  4. I usually wait a few days, if I don’t hear anything negative about the new release then I upgrade.
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  5. I use BackupBuddy to create backups of my website and then I perform the WP upgrade. Has worked flawlessly so far!
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    • Backup Buddy is great. I just use my cPanel full backup instead as that works for me. I’m not too fond of installing a plugin that opens my entire site up, including the database, when in use.

  6. Hello Nile,

    In the previous WordPress version there is some bug. In the latest version I heard it is fixed. I already updated to latest version. Now it seems more secured & smoothness in the site.
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  7. Hi Nile !
    Thanks for sharing this update with us ! Its good to see that WP developers has finally fixed the remote code execution problem . I’ve upgraded WP at my end . Thanks for sharing the information.

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  8. Wanted to know about this latest release. Thank you for reviewing it, hope will get benefitted from it as well.

  9. Thanks for sharing this update Nile. Its been a great experience for me using wordpress. There’s always notification of their updates every time I login my dashboard.
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  10. I’m thinking about changing drupal for wordpress

  11. Thanks for notifying us Nile, I have just updated all my WordPress installations to 3.6.1. I ignored the update notification till now.
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  12. hiii nile
    Snagged the update last night. Seems like my website is running a little faster and smoother after the update. Maybe just be a server issue though.
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  13. hi nile,thanks for this wonderful post this article allowed me to know about the new version of wordpress 3.6.1 thanks for this post
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  14. I just upgraded to 3.6.1 recently after waiting for a while. I don’t usually upgrade rightaway. How do you do a backup using the cpanel? I was thinking of BackupBuddy but after reading your comment above, I’d like to see if I can just backup the entire site using the cpanel instead of another plugin which I’m trying to keep as minimum as posssible.
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  15. Thanks for notifying us Nile, I have just updated all my WordPress installations to 3.6.1. I ignored the update notification till now.

  16. Hi Nile, as you said it is an avid task to install such updates as they fix many vulnerabilities.. Thank you for sharing valuable stuff.
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  17. I tried to update 3 times an i keep getting the following message:
    An automated WordPress update has failed to complete – please attempt the update again now.

    I also have this messages:
    WordPress 3.6.1 Maintenance and Security Release September 11, 2013
    After nearly 7 million downloads of WordPress 3.6, we are pleased to announce the availability of version 3.6.1. This maintenance release fixes 13 bugs in version 3.6, which was a very smooth release. WordPress 3.6.1 is also a security release for all previous WordPress versions and we strongly encourage you to update your sites immediately. […]
    WordPress 3.6 “Oscar” August 1, 2013
    The latest and greatest WordPress, version 3.6, is now live to the world and includes a beautiful new blog-centric theme, bullet-proof autosave and post locking, a revamped revision browser, native support for audio and video embeds, and improved integrations with Spotify, Rdio, and SoundCloud. Here’s a video that shows off some of the features using […]

    I will appreciate your comments
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  18. I have already upgraded to it and it has lots of new things to give.So i recommend everyone to use it.
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  19. Figured it would be a good time to remind all my clients that if they haven’t upgraded that now’s the time! Most security problems with sites come because the person didn’t upgrade – I think this is something you can’t tell people enough. Someone said that just about the time you’re sick of mentioning something that the other party is just then beginning to get the message. :)
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