Category Archives: Releases

5 Things of Interest to Developers in the New WordPress 2.8

With each major WordPress release, public changes like the new widgets administrative interface usually get all the glory. Here are some new features in WordPress 2.8 that most users won’t even know exist but you will probably care about, if you’re a WordPress developer. Widgets API The new widgets API lets you create widgets by […]

WordPress 2.7 Theme Comments How-To

Otto has a good tutorial on adjusting a WordPress theme to take advantage of the upcoming comment features in WordPress 2.7, including comment threading and paging. Keep in mind that WordPress 2.7 is still under development, and these features could change somewhat before 2.7 is released.

WordPress 2.6.1 Released

Bug-fix version 2.6.1 of WordPress has been released. it’s been a while since I’ve seen a release announcement say “You need not upgrade to 2.6.1 if 2.6 is getting the job done.”

Post Versioning in WordPress 2.6

Michael Adams has some screenshots of the work he’s done putting post revisions into WordPress 2.6, the next version of WordPress (now in alpha development). It looks good, and I think this feature will offer lots of exciting possibilities for plugin authors to develop.

WordPress MU 1.5.1 Released

To keep up with version 2.5.1 of regular WordPress, WordPress MU had now been updated to version 1.5.1. You can download it here.

Less Obvious New Stuff in WordPress 2.5

WordPress 2.5 has been officially released. The new look of the administrative interface, a Flash-based file uploader, and the plugin auto-installer are the new features that have been getting all of the attention. But here are some less glamorous changes that you still might want to know about. WordPress no longer allows you the option […]

WordPress 2.5 Release Candidate

The first release candidate for WordPress 2.5 has been announced. That means that work on this major upgrade to WordPress, whose release is now over a week delayed, is starting to wrap up. However, activity on the lists shows that there is still quite a bit of bug-fixing that remains.

Define “Imitation”

I couldn’t help noticing the similarity between the upcoming re-design of the WordPress admin interface and, and sure enough, Happy Cog has designed both.

What You Won’t See in WordPress 2.5

One of the WordPress lead developers, Ryan Boren, announced today that WordPress 2.5 was going into “feature-freeze.” That means that the remaining month until 2.5’s March 10 release will be spent fixing the bugs in existing 2.5 features, not adding more. And that’s a lot of bugs, as much of the admin redesign hasn’t yet […]

Serious Security Flaw: Upgrade Immediately

Today a serious security flaw in the current version of WordPress surfaced in the support forums. Basically, a user with login rights but not editing capabilities can edit any post using XML-RPC. A quick fix is to delete the xmlrpc.php file, although you should be aware that this will also keep your site from receiving […]