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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My Plugins And WordPress 2.7

I tested both 1.31/2.31 version as well as 1.40/2.40 version of my plugins and they appear to work fine in WordPress 2.7 EXCEPT for WP-Email and WP-Print. It is because for some reasons the canonical redirect happens before my template redirect and hence /email/ will always be an invalid page in WordPress eyes. This issue is not present in WordPress 2.6.

My efforts had paid off when my plugins undergo major cosmetic changes back in WordPress 2.5 to accommodate the new WordPress 2.5 design. It is because for WordPress 2.7, I need not do anything and the design just fits right in. I just need to add in the icon for the admin menu for WP-DBManager, WP-DownloadManager, WP-Email, WP-Polls and WP-PostRatings.

Here are the fixes to get WP-Email 2.31 and WP-Print 2.31 to work with WordPress 2.7. I will not update WP-Email 2.31 and WP-Print 2.31 with this fix, instead I will just leave the fix to be downloadeded on this site. Do note that the fix will make WP-Email and WP-Print work for WordPress 2.7 ONLY.

Here is the fix for WP-Email 2.31:

In wp-email.php:

Find (Line 106, Line 120, Line 134 & Line 147):

$rewrite_rules = array_slice($rewrite_rules, 4, 1);

Replace:

$rewrite_rules = array_slice($rewrite_rules, 5, 1);

Find (Line 758):

add_action('template_redirect', 'wp_email');

Replace:

add_action('template_redirect', 'wp_email', 5);

Alternatively you can download the fixed wp-email.php:

Here is the fix for WP-Print 2.31:

In wp-print.php:

Find (Line 79 & Line 95):

$rewrite_rules = array_slice($rewrite_rules, 4, 1);

Replace:

$rewrite_rules = array_slice($rewrite_rules, 5, 1);

Find (Line 395):

add_action('template_redirect', 'wp_print');

Replace:

add_action('template_redirect', 'wp_print', 5);

Alternatively you can download the fixed wp-print.php:

After uploading the fix, you need to regenerate permalink. Go to (WP-Admin -> Settings -> Permalinks -> Save Changes)

I have already committed these changes to WP-Email 2.40 and WP-Print 2.40 to the SVN.

Tentatively WP-DBManager, WP-DownloadManager, WP-Email, WP-Polls and WP-PostRatings will work for WordPress 2.7 only because of the new icon in the admin menu.

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WordPress 2.6.2

WordPress 2.6.2 has been released.

Stefan Esser recently warned developers of the dangers of SQL Column Truncation and the weakness of mt_rand(). With his help we worked around these problems and are now releasing WordPress 2.6.2. If you allow open registration on your blog, you should definitely upgrade. With open registration enabled, it is possible in WordPress versions 2.6.1 and earlier to craft a username such that it will allow resetting another user’s password to a randomly generated password. The randomly generated password is not disclosed to the attacker, so this problem by itself is annoying but not a security exploit. However, this attack coupled with a weakness in the random number seeding in mt_rand() could be used to predict the randomly generated password. Stefan Esser will release details of the complete attack shortly. The attack is difficult to accomplish, but its mere possibility means we recommend upgrading to 2.6.2.

Here is a list of bugs fixed:

  • Can’t control where a user redirects to when they log in
  • Bug in textpattern import
  • include mysql version in version check query string
  • RSS widget shouldn’t link if there isn’t a link
  • get_post_meta fails to unserialize when $single=false
  • typing error in wp-settings.php
  • comment_max_links causes confusion when zero
  • get_posts not working properly
  • Insert image into post always inserts full size
  • Filter news on templates cant work
  • Typo in post revisions

Here is a list of changed files:

  • wp-login.php
  • wp-settings.php
  • /wp-includes/formatting.php
  • /wp-includes/pluggable.php
  • /wp-includes/post.php
  • /wp-includes/query.php
  • /wp-includes/version.php
  • /wp-includes/widgets.php
  • /wp-admin/css/press-this-ie.css
  • /wp-admin/import/textpattern.php
  • /wp-admin/includes/image.php
  • /wp-admin/includes/template.php

Download WordPress 2.6.2

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WordPress 2.6.1

WordPress 2.6.1 has been released and it is a very minor release. Not security flaws has been found and hence WordPress 2.6.1 is not a security fix so if you are comfortable with WordPress 2.6 like me, you don’t have to upgrade.

2.6.1 offers several improvements for international users. Styling of the admin for right-to-left languages is much improved thanks to the efforts of the Farsi and Hebrew translation teams, and a mysterious gettext bug caused by certain PHP configurations is now fixed. For IIS users, 2.6.1 fixes several permalink problems. Image insertion problems in the Press This feature experienced by IE users are also fixed. Of note to everyone is a fix for a performance bug in the admin where those with a lot of plugins would experience slowness on some pages.

I am so looking forward to WordPress 2.7 as lots of features which are available as plugin will be built into the core.

Download WordPress 2.6.1

*UPDATE* I decided to upgrade to stopped the nagging upgrading message to appear.

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