WordPress version 2.7.1 has been quietly released a few days ago. While it is important to keep WordPress up to date, version 2.7.1 has no urgent bug or security fixes.
According to the official WordPress.org site:
2.7.1, the first 2.7 maintenance release, is now available. 2.7.1 fixes 68 tickets. You can automatically upgrade from 2.7 to 2.7.1 via the Tools->Upgrade menu, or you can download the package and upgrade manually.
If you have version 2.7 or in older versions and the automatic upgrade plugin and the right server settings on your hosting account then all you need to do is click the link in the WordPress dashboard to automatically upgrade your WordPress blog.
If you have version 2.7 and can’t upgrade automatically, are geek impaired or intimidated by doing it yourself then don’t sweat much on this version. But don’t put it off for too long! It’s always a good idea to keep up to date for security and to keep one step ahead of the hackers. However, you may want to wait if you need to pay someone to do it for you. The decision is really up to you and I know I am sending mixed signals here, I have had a blog hacked before and believe that the latest version should always be used. But that version was like 2 major releases behind.
I really encourage you to learn how to upgrade WordPress manually yourself, after all, its your blog so you should learn to take full control of it and it really isn’t that hard. If you really want the latest version and can’t do it yourself I am offering a special upgrade price of $30 for the fist five people that sign up. To get the offer fill in the info on this page WordPress Upgrade/Optimization and put “$30 upgrade” in the FTP Username field.