I logged in to my blog today only to find a disturbing little message at the top of the screen: “A new version of WordPress is available! Please update now.”

Yes folks, despite the goal of not releasing any new versions until 2.3, we now are faced with WordPress version 2.3.2, which fixes the draft vulnerability we wrote about recently, as well as “suppress[ing] some error messages that can give away information about your database table structure and limits and stops some information leaks in the XML-RPC and APP implementations” (from the WordPress blog).

An added bonus in this upgrade is the ability to create a custom template page that will display when users encounter database errors. Instead of some WordPress page filled with database mumbo jumbo, you can have a user-friendly page appear at times of database troubles with a message explaining the problem. This page is called db-error.php, and should be placed in your wp-content folder.

So let’s go upgrade everybodyFantastico users will have to wait, since Fantastico hasn’t upgraded their WordPress installation yet.