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
As the title of this post says, I have updated this site to WordPress 1.5. It is the smoothest upgrade I have ever been through. No errors or major mishaps at all, just some very minor cosmetic bugs. If you found any errors, please drop me an email or post it in the forum. I have made a habit of reading my forums once every 2 days =)
I have updated all my WordPress Plugins to be compatible with WordPress 1.5. However, this site is still running on WordPress 1.2. I will upgrade it as soon as I modified the templates. Apparently modifying codes is much more interesting than modify codes. LOL.
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 definately 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.