» WordPress Widgets allow you to easily rearrange and customize areas of your weblog (usually sidebars) with drag-and-drop simplicity. This functionality was originally available as a plugin Widgets are now included by default in the core code, significantly cleaned up, and enabled for the default themes. » Full Atom support, including updating our Atom feeds to use the 1.0 standard spec and including an implementation of the Atom Publishing API to complement our XML-RPC interface. » A new Blogger importer that is able to handle the latest version of Googles Blogger product and seamlessly import posts and comments without any user interaction beyond entering your login. » Infinite comment stream, meaning that on your Edit Comments page when you delete or spam a comment using the AJAX links under each comment it will bring in another comment in the background so you always have 20 items on the page. (I know it sounds geeky, but try it!) » We now protect you from activating a plugin or editing a file that will break your blog. » Core plugin and filter speed optimizations should make everything feel a bit more snappy and lighter on your server. » Weve added a hook for WYSIWYG support in a future version of Safari.
An important security issue has been brought to the attention of the WordPress team and we have worked diligently to bring you a new stable release that addresses it. Our latest version 2.0.2 contains several bugfixes and security fixes.
WordPress 2.01 was released 2 days ago. They had fixed about 114 bugs.
Some of the fixes/improvements: » You can now specify an upload directory, and whether to use date-based storage or not. » Caching has been fixed under certain PHP environments. » Permalinks have been fixed for weird enviroments as well. » XML-RPC uploading works. » Compatibility with older versions of PHP. » Several WYSIWYG fixes and cleanups. » Imports now use much less memory. » Now works with MySQL 5.0 in strict mode.
WordPress 1.5.1 has been released today and here are some of the changes.
» Login and feed fixes for IIS » Faster gettext i18n » Improved i18n string coverage » Extended ping support » Paging on the Manage->Posts page » URI-safe accent stripping for all UTF-8 characters in the Latin Extended-A Unicode block » Query string style argument list support for wp_get_links() and wp_get_linksbyname() » Improved hierarchy listing in wp_list_pages() » Support for a Status: theme header field that allows themes to be marked as private, publish, or draft » Improved caching and database query reduction » Active plugin and theme highlighting » Plugins can now have multiple option pages » Pingbacks now work on hosts with fopen off like Dreamhost » Many bug fixes
WordPress 1.5 had been released a few days back, it is quite a major release comparing it with 1.0->1.2. This site runs on WordPress 1.2 and I will definitely upgrade it to 1.5 if I have the time to hack all my plugins to 1.5 compatible and the problem is that there are quite alot of them.
Spend a few hours yesterday upgrading this site on my localhost to WordPress 1.2. Customised all the hacks I did for my WordPress to make it compatible with WordPress 1.2. It is kinda easy, the API didn’t change much. I love the new plugin architecture. Just drop it in the plugin directory, activate it and you can use the function. It is much neater than my-hacks.php.
Once I am satisfied with the site on my localhost, I just upload it to the live server and it is done. I always like to do stuffs on my localhost first.