Posts Tagged ‘Latest’

WordPress 2.3

Posted on September 2007 at about 1:59 PM by hwa

The latest WordPress, WordPress 2.3 named “Dexter” is now out for grab, and below are the main juice of WordPress 2.3 taken from WordPress blog.

  1. Full and complete Atom 1.0 support, including the publishing protocol.
  2. We’re using the new jQuery which is “800% faster”.
  3. Behind the user-facing tags system is a really kickass taxonomy system, which adds a ton of flexibility. It’s probably the biggest schema upgrade since version 1.5.
  4. The importers have been revamped to be more memory efficient, and you can now add an importer through a plugin.
  5. Through hooks and filters you can now override the update system, the dashboard RSS feeds, the feed parser, and tons more than you could in 2.2.
  6. The new $wpdb->prepare() way of doing SQL queries.
  7. Finally there were over 351 tickets in Trac closed for this release, with over a hundred people contributing. This is the polish, the hundreds of tiny bug fixes and features that make WordPress what it is.

And here are some of the new features offered from WordPress 2.3.

  1. Native tagging support allows you to use tags in addition to categories on your posts, if you so choose. We’ve included importers for the Ultimate Tag Warrior, Jerome’s Keywords, Simple Tags, and Bunny’s Technorati Tag plugins so if you’ve already been using a tagging plugin you can bring your data into the new system. The tagging system is also wicked-fast, so your host won’t mind.
  2. Our new update notification lets you know when there is a new release of WordPress or when any of the plugins you use has an update available. It works by sending your blog URL, plugins, and version information to our new service which then compares it to the plugin database and tells you whats the latest and greatest you can use.
  3. We’ve cleaned up URLs a bunch in a feature we call canonical URLs which does things like enforce your no-www preference, redirect posts with changed slugs so a link never goes bad, redirect URLs that get cut off in emails on similar to the correct post, and much more. This helps your users, and it also helps your search engine optimization, as search engines like for each page to be available in one canonical location. More info here.
  4. Our new pending review feature will be great for multi-author blogs. It allows authors to submit a post for review by an editor or administrator, where before they would just have to save a draft and hope someone noticed it.
  5. There is new advanced WYSIWYG functionality (we call it the kitchen sink button) that allows you to access some features of TinyMCE that were previously hidden.

You might want to pay a visit to WordPress codex for more details and instructions on how to upgrade or install WordPress 2.3.

WordPress 2.2.2

Posted on August 2007 at about 10:30 PM by hwa

Just upgraded my WordPress to version 2.2.2! Very nice figure. 🙂

Anyway! Please go to WordPress download section to download the latest version, for the instruction on how to upgrade your WordPress, you can go here, or you here for fresh installation instruction.

WordPress 2.1.3 And 2.0.10

Posted on April 2007 at about 10:06 PM by hwa

WordPress had released their latest branch of WordPress 2.1 and WordPress 2.0, this release is a security update and also fixed several issues, including the XSS issues, one major XML-RPC issue.

Head over to their download page to download the latest version of WordPress, and if you are upgrade from previous version, here are the upgrade instructions. 🙂

WordPress Plugin Directory

Posted on March 2007 at about 12:53 AM by hwa

It’s true that the greatest success for WordPress is the plugin development, in fact i think that it’s the plugin which make WordPress become so success, thanks to those plugin developers for their hardwork.

However, one bad thing about WordPress plugin is that until now there are still no place to collect all the WordPress plugin, or a database to put all the plugins so WordPress user will easily find the plugin they want, although there is but the lack of user interface and not up to date plugins make people would rather search plugins by them self.

Many works had already done to promote WordPress plugins though, such as daily plugin update by Weblog Tools Collection and A Month of WordPress Plugins by Lorelle where he spend the whole month talking and reviewing about WordPress plugins. These works will more or less promote WordPress plugins until a certain level but still we need a place that’s more particular and more general.

But fear not! Today had upgraded their extend section and now it act like a plugin directory for WordPress, now you can find the latest and most popular WordPress plugin there!!

So if you are WordPress plugin developer, please add your plugin there, hopefully this will bring up all the WordPress plugins.

WordPress 2.1.1 And 2.0.9

Posted on February 2007 at about 3:27 AM by hwa

Since the release of WordPress 2.1, WordPress is now divided into two main version, the WordPress 2.1 which require PHP version 4.2 or greater and MySQL version 4.0 or greater and as well as some several minimum requirements.

Today WordPress got new bugfix and security release for each of their version, the WordPress 2.1.1 and WordPress 2.0.9. According to Matt, the version 2.1.1 have around 30 bug fixes and version 2.0.9 is only security update.

You can head over to WordPress official site To download WordPress 2.1.1, and to download version 2.0.9 please go to their release archive.

bbPress 0.8 Desmond

Posted on February 2007 at about 4:43 PM by hwa

This is actually quite an old news already, the bbPress 0.8 Desmond was already released on 8th February.

Here are some of the feature this version had improved, quoted from bbPress blog:

  • Forum deletion
  • Multibyte tags
  • Custom locations for themes, plugins and config.php
  • Multiple theme support

And these are the new features that’s added in this version, also quoted from bbPress blog: 🙂

  • Better timezone support, You’re no longer restricted to showing all your times in the timezone of your server (what an odd requirement that was)
  • Whitespace preservation of ‘backticked’ blocks.

There’s a special instruction for those who want to upgrade to this version, because this version support multiple theme and you have to put each of the theme files into sub directory of my-templates, just put your current theme into any folder and upload this folder to my-templates, then activate the theme in your bbPress’ Presentation Admin panel.

WordPress 2.1 Ella

Posted on January 2007 at about 2:20 PM by hwa

The best blogging software is now become even better! WordPress takes another lead by releasing their famous blogging software to another whole new version! The WordPress 2.1 Ella.

Although there aren’t much changes you can see from the blog main page, but you will see it in the back end part, the admin panel. First is the dashboard, the RSS feeds are now instantly load in the background. They retouched the admin panel design, not much, but enough to make you feel that u had upgraded your WordPress. 😛

The new rich text editor had improved a lot since the last major release, now you can switch between WYSIWYG mode and code editing mode on the fly while you are posting, this is extremely useful when you want to have a glimpse on how your post looks like before saving it, so i would like to recommend enable the visual editor at Your Profile.

I had updated almost all of my plugins for this new release, however there are still some plugins that’s not supported in this new version, i have to give up my all time favorite IImage Browser because the button doesn’t show up in the editor, in fact most of the plugins button doesn’t show up there, including the AdSense Deluxe drop down menu. 🙁 Other plugins like wpPaginate also doesn’t run well in WordPress 2.1, but i replace it with WP-PageNavi.

There are a lot of changes in WordPress 2.1, and here are some of them, quoted from WordPress Blog:

  • Autosave makes sure you never lose a post again.
  • Our new tabbed editor allows you to switch between WYSIWYG and code editing instantly while writing a post.
  • The lossless XML import and export makes it easy for you to move your content between WordPress blogs.
  • Our completely redone visual editor also now includes spell checking.
  • New search engine privacy option allows you take you to indicate your blog shouldn’t ping or be indexed by search engines like Google.
  • You can set any “page” to be the front page of your site, and put the latest posts somewhere else, making it much easier to use WordPress as a content management system.
  • Much more efficient database code, faster than previous versions. Domas Mituzas from MySQL went over all our queries with a fine-toothed comb.
  • Links in your blogroll now support sub-categories and you can add categories on the fly.
  • Redesigned login screen from the Shuttle project.
  • More AJAX to make custom fields, moderation, deletions, and more all faster. My favorite is the comments page, which new lets you approve or unapprove things instantly.
  • Pages can now be drafts, or private.
  • Our admin has been refreshed to load faster and be more visually consistent.
  • The dashboard now instantly and brings RSS feeds asynchronously in the background.
  • Comment feeds now include all the comments, not just the last 10.
  • Better internationalization and support for right-to-left languages.
  • The upload manager lets you easily manage all your uploads pictures, video, and audio.
  • A new version of the Akismet plugin is bundled.

You can download WordPress 2.1 at here.

bbPress 0.74

Posted on January 2007 at about 2:15 AM by hwa

Just about one hour the WordPress 2.0.6 released, here come the bbPress 0.74!!

According to the main site, these are some of the changes:

  • init hook has been changed to bb_init for better compatibility with WordPress.
  • When users are deleted, they’re really deleted now.
  • Somewhat simpler installation procedure. When installing, you’ll also be informed if any of those little configuration variables are incorrectly set.
  • A place to store options in the database! Woo!

To find out more about the release, you can go to Aditya’s blog to look for the overall changes.