It’s that time again and if you have a few moments during your lunch-break today then why don’t you go ahead and update your site (and perhaps all those other sites that you have) with Jetpack’s v2.3.1 update?
This one’s important folks as it’s a security and maintenance update (highlight on the first part of “security”!) and so sooner the better in these types of things. Here’s the run-down of what’s going to be updated for you:
The security aspect related to a missing capability check that permitted a non-intuitive, but feasible method for authenticated users to activate modules, but not to view or change any configurations. We added in the proper checks to ensure that this never happens in the future, and are currently looking at retooling the administrative UI for the next release.
Here are the other changes:
- Comments: We added in some additional classes to the comment form markup to mirror the upcoming changes in core.
- Debug: We improved the test results output by making the error messages clearer and more succinct.
- Likes: We fixed a static warning, and added some styling if you’ve got MP6 enabled.
- Omnisearch: We fixed a couple strict warnings from newer versions of PHP, delayed the inclusion and declaration of providers until admin_init, and made it easier to search custom post types.
- Sharing: We applied a couple of layout patches including: updating the Pinterest element width when necessary, adjusting length to better fit tweets, and migrating the LinkedIn button to their official sharing link.
- Social Links: We refactored the class for a more consistent codebase.
- Twitter Timeline Widget: We started applying some better data validation for the widget dimensions.
- We added a
MINUTE_IN_SECONDSand related constants for backward compatability with WordPress 3.4
So put it on the calendar and rock it out today. Seriously, just get it done why don’t you because if you’re anything like me then you’re prone to *ahem* put this on the backburner until something seriously breaks.
Don’t do it!