Posts Tagged ‘Release’

WordPress 2.1.2 Emergency Security Upgrade

Posted on March 2007 at about 4:05 PM by hwa had released their WordPress 2.1.2 today, but sadly it’s is not a feature upgrade, instead it’s an emergency security upgrade due to believe that a hacker had changed one of the WordPress 2.1.1 file in one of the WordPress server, here is what Matt said:

It was determined that a cracker had gained user-level access to one of the servers that powers, and had used that access to modify the download file. We have locked down that server for further forensics, but at this time it appears that the 2.1.1 download was the only thing touched by the attack. They modified two files in WP to include code that would allow for remote PHP execution.

This is something very serious and the thing that u think will ever happen in your nightmare, but now it happened, so if your are using WordPress 2.1.1, Please upgrade immediately!!

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.

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.

What Is FlatPress?

Posted on January 2007 at about 5:00 PM by hwa

I remember that few years back, where people just get to know PHP, and CGI was still ruling the internet, back at that time many web application was using a very special kind of primitive database, called flat-file database.

A flat-file database is a kind of database that is made from text, mean that you can open and see what is inside the database by using any text editor, there’s no complicated SQL command or whatever, just a simple text file, and all your data are stored into this text file. Well, basically that’s the idea.

But of course there’s a drawback with flat-file, a major one is flat-file database is extremely slow.

So what is FlatPress? FlatPress is a version of WordPress that doesn’t require any MySQL database, it use flat-file database to store data. This could be very useful if you are looking for an economic web hosting plan, or you can even find a free web hosting to host your WordPress as long as it support PHP.

According to NoWhereMan, the FlatPress developer, only the simplest plugin will work with FlatPress, however Akismet and some simple theme will still work with FlatPress.

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.

WordPress 2.0.6

Posted on January 2007 at about 2:50 AM by hwa

Around 5 hours ago WordPress had released it latest version, WordPress 2.0.6, according to Matt this release include a very important security fix and as usual everyone is recommended to upgrade to this latest version, other changes are:

  • The aforementioned security fixes.
  • HTML quicktags now work in Safari browsers.
  • Comments are filtered to prevent them from messing up your blog layout.
  • Compatibility with PHP/FastCGI setups.

There’s a new anti-XSS function called attribute_escape() and also a new filter called query which will allow you to filter any query during runtime. Head over to the download section to download WordPress 2.0.6.

As for me, the internet is still slow and i’m having hard time to log into my FTP, have to wait some time until i update mine. 🙁