WordPress 2.8.1

WordPress 2.8.1 has been released.

WordPress 2.8.1 fixes many bugs and tightens security for plugin administration pages. Core Security Technologies notified us that admin pages added by certain plugins could be viewed by unprivileged users, resulting in information being leaked. Not all plugins are vulnerable to this problem, but we advise upgrading to 2.8.1 to be safe.

Some of the fixes:

  • Certain themes were calling get_categories() in such a way that it would fail in 2.8. 2.8.1 works around this so these themes won’t have to change.
  • Dashboard memory usage is reduced. Some people were running out of memory when loading the dashboard, resulting in an incomplete page.
  • The automatic upgrade no longer accidentally deletes files when cleaning up from a failed upgrade.
  • A problem where the rich text editor wasn’t being loaded due to compression issues has been worked around.
  • Extra security has been put in place to better protect you from plugins that do not do explicit permission checks.
  • Translation of role names fixed.
  • wp_page_menu() defaults to sorting by the user specified menu order rather than the page title.
  • Upload error messages are now correctly reported.
  • Autosave error experienced by some IE users is fixed.
  • Styling glitch in the plugin editor fixed.
  • SSH2 filesystem requirements updated.
  • Switched back to curl as the default transport.
  • Updated the translation library to avoid a problem with mbstring.func_overload.
  • Stricter inline style sanitization.
  • Stricter menu security.
  • Disabled code highlighting due to browser incompatibilities.
  • RTL layout fixes.

Full Changelog in WordPress 2.8.1

Download: WordPress 2.8.1

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Lester Chan’s WordPress Plugins June 2009 Update

Here is my June 2009 WordPress plugins update containing all my 16 WordPress plugins update. All of them should work on WordPress 2.8 as I did not test them on any WordPress version below that.

Now my plugins uses jQuery for AJAX instead of TW-Sack. I have also updated the widget code to make use of the new WordPress 2.8 new Widget class and that supports multi-instances widgets. The widget code has now been merge with the main plugin file so the standalone widget plugin file is no longer in use. Please delete the whole plugin folder and upload it again to avoid any error.

As WordPress 2.8 supports loading of JavaScript in the footer, all my plugins’ JavaScripts will be loaded in the footer. Be sure you have in your theme footer.php.

Be sure to read the readme.html and checkout the changelog for more information and most importantly NOTE THE TABS AT THE TOP

WP-Ban 1.50
» Readme/Changelog
» Download Mirror #1
» Support Forum

WP-CommentNavi 1.10
» Readme/Changelog
» Demo
» Download Mirror #1
» Support Forum

WP-DBManager 2.50
» Readme/Changelog
» Download Mirror #1
» Support Forum

WP-DownloadManager 1.50
» Readme/Changelog
» Demo
» Download Mirror #1
» Support Forum

WP-EMail 2.50
» Readme/Changelog
» Demo
» Download Mirror #1
» Support Forum

WP-PageNavi 2.50
» Readme/Changelog
» Demo
» Download Mirror #1
» Support Forum

WP-PluginsUsed 1.50
» Readme/Changelog
» Demo
» Download Mirror #1
» Support Forum

WP-Polls 2.50
» Readme/Changelog
» Demo
» Download Mirror #1
» Support Forum

WP-PostRatings 1.50
» Readme/Changelog
» Demo
» Download Mirror #1
» Support Forum

WP-PostViews 1.50
» Readme/Changelog
» Demo
» Download Mirror #1
» Support Forum

WP-Print 2.50
» Readme/Changelog
» Demo
» Download Mirror #1
» Support Forum

WP-RelativeDate 1.50
» Readme/Changelog
» Demo
» Download Mirror #1
» Support Forum

WP-ServerInfo 1.50
» Readme/Changelog
» Download Mirror #1
» Support Forum

WP-Stats 2.50
» Readme/Changelog
» Demo
» Download Mirror #1
» Support Forum

WP-Sticky 1.50
» Readme/Changelog
» Demo
» Download Mirror #1
» Support Forum

WP-Useronline 2.50
» Readme/Changelog
» Demo
» Download Mirror #1
» Support Forum

If you like or love my plugins a lot, do consider making a donation to me. My Paypal email address is lesterchan AT gmail DOT com. Thank you =D

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WordPress 2.8 Released

WordPress 2.8 has been released!

Here is the quote from Matt:

I’m very excited to announce to everyone that the latest and greatest version of WordPress, version 2.8 “Baker,” is immediately available for download. 2.8 represents a nice fit and finish release for WordPress with improvements to themes, widgets, taxonomies, and overall speed. We also fixed over 790 bugs. This release is named in honor of noted trumpeter and vocalist Chet Baker.

Major New Improvements
First and foremost, 2.8 is way faster to use. We’ve changed the way WordPress does style and scripting.

The core and plugin updaters in previous versions of WordPress have been such a success we decided to bring the same to themes. You can now browse the entire theme directory and install a theme with one click from the comfort of your WordPress dashboard.

If you make edits or tweaks to themes or plugins from your dashboard, you’ll appreciate the new CodePress editor which gives syntax highlighting to the previously-plain editor. Also there is now contextual documentation for the functions in the file you’re editing linked right below the editor.

If you were ever frustrated with widgets before, this release should be your savior. We’ve completely redesigned the widgets interface (which we didn’t have time to in 2.7) to allow you to do things like edit widgets on the fly, have multiple copies of the same widget, drag and drop widgets between sidebars, and save inactive widgets so you don’t lose all their settings. Developers now have access to a much cleaner and robust API for creating widgets as well.

Finally you should explore the new Screen Options on every page. It’s the tab in the top right. Now, for example, if you have a wide monitor you could set up your dashboard to have four columns of widgets instead of the two it has by default. On other pages you can change how many items show per page.

Download: WordPress 2.8

View: WordPress 2.8 Changelog

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