WordPress 2.0.3 has been released, incorporating security fixes, small performance enhancements, a Movable Type and Typepad importer fix, and a podcasting (enclosure) fix. This is a mandatory upgrade. If you want the full zip with the entire WP install, download it here.
If you are upgrading from WordPress 2.0.2, you obviously don’t need the entire install, you just need the files that have changed. Don’t worry, I’ve got your back.
Changed Files List
Changed Files ZIP
Changed Files ZIP (2.0.2 » 2.0.3)
This is what most people will want. This is a zip file that includes only the files that have changed since the last (2.0.2) release. This will save you a lot of FTP upload time.
/wp-content/ directory isn’t included in this file, to keep you from doing something stupid like replacing instead of merging and destroying your precious themes and plugins. Two of the default plugins have been updated for 2.0.3. If you use either of these plugins, you should download their newest versions: WordPress Database Backup, Akismet
Changes Diff (2.0.2 » 2.0.3)
This is a diff file (a patch) with all the changes made since the last (2.0.2) release. Make sure you do a trial run by using the
--dry-run switch, to verify that the patch will apply cleanly.
I prepared these files myself, and used both the zip and the diff to upgrade sites that I manage. Still, I cannot stress enough the importance of making a full file and database backup before attempting to upgrade WordPress using these or any other files. I cannot be responsible for your carelessness. Make a backup!
Make sure you check out this fix for 2.0.3’s rather annoying “Are you sure?” dialog popping up when you edit comments and adding slashes to the comment you’re editing.