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WordPress 2.8 “Baker” Released

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It was announced late yesterday night that WordPress 2.8 had been released. There have been improvements made to themes, widgets, and taxonomies. There were also over 790 bugs fixed. The WordPress team also released a video tour of WordPress 2.8, where they go over things like the new widget admin area, as well as syntax

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WordPress and WordPress MU Merged?

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At the last WordCamp in San Fransisco, apparently Matt Mullenweg announced that the codebase of WordPress and WordPress MU (multi-user) would be “merging.” What exactly this means, and when exactly it’s going to happen, I’m not sure. WordPress 3.0 is the version number floating around when it’s supposed to be introduced. Again, this is uncertain

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WordPress 2.8 Beta 1 Released

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It was just announced yesterday that WordPress 2.8 Beta 1 had been released. There are a ton of new changes, which you can see on this page of the Codex. Here’s just a sampling from that list: New theme installer routines Improved widget user interface Add CodePress syntax highlighting to theme and plugin editors Add

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WordPress 2.6.3 Released

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It was just announced that WordPress 2.6.3 has been released due to a security issue in something called Snoopy. Snoopy is something that grabs the feeds that are displayed in your dashboard. It’s supposed to be a relatively minor risk. If you don’t want to download the whole upgrade, you can get the following 2

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WordPress 2.6.2 Released

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It was just announced on the WordPress development blog that 2.6.2 has been released. If you allow user registration, it’s highly recommended you upgrade immediately. In versions 2.6.1 and earlier, it’s possible for one to create a username that is then able change the password of another user. Although this randomly generated password isn’t revealed

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WordPress 2.6.1 Released

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It was just announced today that WordPress 2.6.1 has been released. While this release is not mandatory, it fixes over 60 bugs including: Better support for international users and RTL (right to left) text Several permalink fixes for IIS users Image insertion problems in IE fixed Remember, this upgrade is not required if you’re happy

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WordPress Launches New Theme Directory

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It was just announced on the WordPress development blog that WordPress launched a new theme directory. This will be similar to the official WordPress plugin repository, which hosts thousands of WordPress plugins. Here are steps to follow to upload your theme to the new WordPress theme directory. You can login with your WordPress.org account. Make

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