On Thursday, July 9, 2009, WordPress version 2.8.1 was released to the public. For information on the bug fixes and security enhancements in this version, see Changelog for 2.8.1.
For Version 2.8.1, the database version (db_version in wp_options) remained at 11548.
To download WordPress 2.8.1, visit http://wordpress.org/download/release-archive/
For step-by-step instructions on installing and upgrading WordPress:
If you are new to WordPress, we recommend that you begin with the following: