Happy New Year from WordPress!  There is a critical security update for your WordPress site.

Here is what Matt Mullenweg has to say about it –

Version 3.0.4 of WordPress, available immediately through the update page in your dashboard, is a very important update to apply to your sites as soon as possible because it fixes a core security bug.

I realize an update during the holidays is no fun, but this one is worth putting down the eggnog for. In the spirit of the holidays, consider helping your friends as well.

Notice he calls it an 'update'.  It is very easy to apply this update through your dashboard.  It doesn't change the way you use WordPress at all!  It is not a major 'upgrade' but it IS an important security update.

Please do this update as soon as possible.  WordPress is always on the lookout for security vulnerabilities and they found one here.

If you want to know what else you can do to help secure your WordPress site, get my free Wizard report on security.  Look just to the right of this post and you will see how to get it.

Cathy Perkins, The WordPress Wizard