I just received word today that the latest version of Fantastico has been shipped out. The good news is, Fantastico now supports WordPress 2.3.1. Originally, WordPress 2.3 was the version everyone has been looking for and I wondered if Netenberg was going to hold off on the update because of 2.3.1. That doesn’t seem to be the case.
Now all you need is for your webhosting provider to upgrade their Cpanel/Fantastico scripts and then you should be able to upgrade to the latest version of WordPress.
WordPress 2.3.1 has been released for download. The latest version contains bug and security fixes. According to WordPress.org, 2.3.1 contains over twenty bug fixes. Some of the fixes that are highlighted in this release are as follows: Tagging support for Windows Live Writer , Fixes for a login bug that affected those with a Blog Address different than their WordPress Address, Faster taxonomy database queries, especially tag intersection queries and Link importer fixes.
Unfortunately, some security issues were found in 2.3. Janek Vind found an XSS problem that can be exploited if your php setup has register_globals enabled. For this reason, upgrading to 2.3.1 is advised.
The full set of changes between 2.3 and 2.3.1 is available for viewing on trac.
Get 2.3.1 from the download page and enjoy.
I’ll be upgrading this site later tonight and will let you know how it went. If you upgrade this evening, let us know how it goes.