Yesterday I mentioned a somewhat serious problem with permalinks in the just released 2.6 version of WordPress. Now there is a new issue which is an even bigger problem. Users have reported not being able to log into their blog once they upgraded to 2.6 – there is currently no fix for this problem.
There is a work around that _ck_ on the support forums has figured out – Otto42 says in this post that the work around reduces your blog security and he highly recommends against using the work around..
This problem may not affect you – maybe you’ll be one of the lucky ones – but if it does affect you these are your two somewhat unpleasant choices –
1. Stop logging into your blog until there is a fix.
2. Use a workaround which may open a security hole.
The problem with option one is – who knows how long a fix could take – there is a six page thread and they haven’t worked out what is causing the problem yet, in fact Otto says there will be no resolution until someone gives them the info they need to fix the problem, and as yet nobody has been able to do that.
Also, there is the somewhat huge problem of not being able to log into your blog – no posting, no moderating comments, no nothing until someone works out how to fix this problem.
And option 2 isn’t a great option either – what if this workaround allows spammers and hackers to get into your blog?
The best option for now –
Spread the word about these issues to other bloggers.
Want to help spread the word?
Give this post a stumble.
Fix for wordpress 2.6 can’t login – A post from _ck_ who created the work around.
WordPress 2.6 Goes Live – note the comment from weneedmoney just above my comment – they can’t log in to their blog.
WordPress 2.6 Released Officially – note comments 58 and 62, who also had the same issue.
WordPress 2.6 – seems a lot of people are sick of the constant upgrades – will WordPress hear this message?
Upgraded to WordPress 2.6 – both permalinks and login problems!
Permalinks fail in WordPress 2.5 and 2.6 – Yep, another permalink failure.
(updated to add these links – if you write a blog post about this please link to my post so your link will appear in the trackbacks.)
How To Get Rid Of The Annoying WordPress Update Nag – Very handy for those who are not upgrading. And hey, WordPress, how about you remove the nag if you can’t create software that works? It is annoying.