re Worm / Determining WordPress version

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  • #398371

    trackerblog
    Member

    Re the press release about a wom affecting WordPress versions prior to 2.8.4. http://wordpress.org/development/2009/09/keep-wordpress-secure/

    How can I determine what version of WordPress I’ve got? How does one upgrade? And how does back-up before upgrading?

    Clearly, my tech skills are limited, if not altogether pitiful… Help, please!

    Thanks….

    The blog I need help with is trackerblog.instedd.org.

    #398494

    raincoaster
    Member

    We can’t help you here if you are independently-hosted. We need a link to your blog to determine where you are hosted. If you’re hosted here at WordPress.COM you have nothing to worry about. If you are independently-hosted, you need to be at http://wordpress.ORG for support.

    #398499

    tellyworth
    Staff

    Blogs hosted at WordPress.com are secure. The problem affects only self-hosted WordPress installs that are running an old insecure version.

    http://ismyblogworking.com/ will usually report the WordPress version number.

    #398516

    trackerblog
    Member

    Thank you all! (though ismyblogworking actually didn’t note the version…) I think I’m alright. I’ll ask a techier friend in the morning to take a look to be sure. I’m also still a bit vague on the backup, which seems like a remarkably good idea…

    best,

    J.A. Ginsburg

    #398520

    raincoaster
    Member

    Read this, if you’re independently-hosted and worried:
    http://lorelle.wordpress.com/2009/09/04/old-wordpress-versions-under-attack/

    #398522

    tellyworth
    Staff

    imbw doesn’t report a version number for your blog because it’s hosted at WordPress.com.

    #398558

    trackerblog
    Member

    Well there’s good news! Still, in most of the news reports it seems they leave that critical little detail about hosting.

    Onto the back up issue, other than a periodic Time Machine back up for my computer in general, is there something I should be doing for my blog in particular? (http://trackerblog.instedd.org).

    Many thanks again…

    – j

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