Away From 14th December 2008 To 2nd January 2009

I will be away from the 14th December 2008 to 2nd January 2009 to Taiwan for holidays.

During this period, http://forums.lesterchan.net will be in a read-only mode, meaning you can only search and read topics/replies. Registration of new account, replying to an existing topic and posting a new topic will be DISABLED.

I WILL NOT entertain any support questions that are sent to me via email during this period.

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WordPress 2.6.5

WordPress 2.6.5 has been released. This release fixes a security problem as well as 3 other minor fixes.

he security issue is an XSS exploit discovered by Jeremias Reith that fortunately only affects IP-based virtual servers running on Apache 2.x. If you are interested only in the security fix, copy wp-includes/feed.php and wp-includes/version.php from the 2.6.5 release package.

2.6.5 contains three other small fixes in addition to the XSS fix. The first prevents accidentally saving post meta information to a revision. The second prevents XML-RPC from fetching incorrect post types. The third adds some user ID sanitization during bulk delete requests. For a list of changed files, consult the full changeset between 2.6.3 and 2.6.5.

Note that we are skipping version 2.6.4 and jumping from 2.6.3 to 2.6.5 to avoid confusion with a fake 2.6.4 release that made the rounds. There is not and never will be a version 2.6.4.

5 files have been changed:

  1. /wp-admin/users.php
  2. /wp-includes/feed.php
  3. /wp-includes/post.php
  4. /wp-includes/version.php
  5. xmlrpc.php

You can just download this 5 files and upload it to your server

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WordPress 2.7 Beta 3

WordPress 2.7 Beta 3 has been released.

  • Numerous style improvements and refinements.
  • All admin notices now go under the page title.
  • PHP Notice fixes.
  • Dashboard widget options now properly save.
  • Menu fixes.
  • New design for Quick Edit.
  • Canonical feed URL fixes.
  • Walker fixes.
  • An update for Hello Dolly.
  • Plugin installer updates.
  • Numerous font updates.
  • Updated login logo.
  • Switch position of “Save Draft” and “Preview” buttons in publish module.
  • File upload support for MS Office 2007+ file formats.
  • Media upload buttons won’t show if the user doesn’t have the upload capability.
  • Canonical redirects only do yes-www or no-www redirection for domains.
  • Shift-click checkbox range selection improvement.
  • Add New User page now separate.
  • Tag suggest only suggests tags (not other taxonomy terms).
  • QuickPress shows “Submit for Review” if user cannot publish.
  • Private posts/pages, and password-protected posts/pages are rolled into new “Visibility” section of publish module.

I got a feeling beta 3 will be a last beta and an RC1 will hit us next week.

Download: WordPress 2.7 Beta 3

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WordPress 2.7 Beta 2

WordPres 2.7 Beta 2 has been released.

Here are the changelog since beta 1:

  • The Upload button didn’t always show. Fixed.
  • JS on the Dashboard broke for blogs with no comments, causing several UI elements to “freeze”. Fixed.
  • Recent Drafts Dashboard module didn’t show correct times. Fixed.
  • Various Autosave fixes.
  • Redirect after deleting a page from the editor went back to the deleted page. Fixed.
  • Fixed loading of translations for default TinyMCE plugins.
  • Added avatars to the edit users list.
  • Added some missing translations.
  • Fixed some validation errors.
  • Fixed some PHP warnings and notices.
  • Handle inconsistent file permissions during auto upgrade
  • Change Publish box layout to better accommodate internationalized text
  • Fix quick editing of the last page in the Edit Pages list
  • Fix Screen Options for IE
  • Fixes for choose tag from tag cloud
  • Rewrite rules fixes for certain hosts
  • Don’t check for updates on every page load
  • Easier post box dropping
  • Preview fixes
  • RTL fixes
  • Fixed broken wp-mail
  • Plugin update and install fixes
  • First draft of contextual help tab

Download: WordPress 2.7 Beta 2

You can do the automatic upgrade via WP-Admin -> Tools -> Update.

PS: I would always recommend manually upgrade instead of automatic upgrade as it is more prone to errors.

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WP-CommentNavi 1.00 Beta

I have created a new plugin called WP-CommentNavi for WordPress 2.7. What it basically does is to have nicer/advanced pagination for your comments in WordPress 2.7. It is basically a copy of my WP-PageNavi plugin replaced with variables from the comments API of WordPress. I whipped out this plugin within an hour through lots of “Finding & Replacing” of texts.

Here is a demo of the plugin in action.

You can download it from here:

Do remember to read the readme.html

I have already applied for this plugin on the WordPress repository. Still waiting for a reply.

*UPDATE* Committed the plugin, SVN is at http://plugins.trac.wordpress.org/browser/wp-commentnavi/

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