WordPress 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:
- 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?