Version 2.8.5

For Version 2.8.5, the database version (db_version in wp_options) remained at 11548.

Installation/Upgrade Information

To download WordPress 2.8.5, visit

For step-by-step instructions on installing and upgrading WordPress:

If you are new to WordPress, we recommend that you begin with the following:


  • Fix for trackback DOS
  • Removal of permalink_structure eval
  • Remove some create_function() calls
  • Disallow unfiltered uploads by default, even for admins. Enable it again with define(‘ALLOW_UNFILTERED_UPLOADS’, true); in wp-config.php
  • Add extra escapes here and there for some backside coverage
  • Retire two old importers
  • A few small bug fixes

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