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.
I’ve noticed that this site is receiving quite a bit of search engine traffic from people looking for information in regards to WordPress 2.3 and Fantastico. Fantastico is an auto installer for popular scripts such as content management systems, forums and the like. WordPress is one of the scripts supported by Fantastico that will auto install if you choose to go that route however, your then left at the mercy of Netenberg. Until Netenberg updates the Fantastico auto installer to include the upgrade to 2.3, your stuck at 2.2.
The image displayed up above is from Fantastico through my own webhosting account. It’s been three weeks since the release of 2.3 but I imagine its taking them some time as WordPress 2.3 was a major upgrade and Fantastico is wildly popular. Most webhosting providers use CPANEL as their user control panel verse any other control panel.
According to their official forum, WordPress 2.3 support will be part of their next release. So hang in there!