WordPress weekly digest 5th November to 11th November 2007

It has been another busy week for WordPress 2.4, the changes this week have included:

  • Extraction of metadata from uploaded images (#5162).
  • Performance improvements to seems_utf8() and uf8_uri_encode() (#5320).
  • Refactoring and improvements to actions and filters including the ‘all‘ hook (#5321, #5232).
  • Performance improvements in some of the sanitisation functions when called for the raw data (#5235).
  • Changes to ensure that WordPress does not reset to the default theme when a site is under heavy access (#3907).
  • Introduction of a new get_category_feed_link() template tag to make it easy to use a different feed type for categories (#5173).

For even more information on some of the other little changes that went in this week you can read the whole weekly trac timeline.

10 thoughts on “WordPress weekly digest 5th November to 11th November 2007

  1. Well, this bug is true:

    “Changes to ensure that WordPress does not reset to the default theme when a site is under heavy access”

    I am looking forward for this upgrading! Thank you for your works!

  2. “Changes to ensure that WordPress does not reset to the default theme when a site is under heavy access”

    AWESOME! This is something I will look forward to!

  3. “Changes to ensure that WordPress does not reset to the default theme when a site is under heavy access”

    This one is really bad bug. Thanks that you will fix it.

  4. I’m looking forward to the metadata extraction from uploaded images. I have the privilege of helping out some photobloggers and this will bring some useful possibilities.

    The list of fields extracted seem to be the most useful, but I wonder if the EXIF GPS tags should also be included if available. There seems to be a steady increase in the number of people making use of GPS in images.

  5. “Introduction of a new get_category_feed_link() template tag to make it easy to use a different feed type for categories”

    This one seems really interesting. Can’t wait to see 2.4!

  6. Peter, a couple notes on #5162 that you might like to consider.

    Parsing out GPS coordinate tags would be a huge asset to blogging and image visualization / location. That field alone will be a going concern due to the push for most consumer grade digitals starting to include GPS — as well as that plug-in developers could then create several options for geo-tagged visualization, such as in Google Maps, Google Earth, KML, GeoRSS, MS VE, etc.

    I think you’ll come to find that it’d become a greatly requested item once or if they figure out that it’s missing.

    My request would be to do it now, since you’re already active on that section — and instead of possibly dealing with the complaints if it’s missing.

  7. Peter, I just submitted a reply to that ticket with a request for extending the parser to include GPS tags. I also noted a project that is already in existence, as I feel that person’s code might be more practical. I would suggest you simply request that person become involved in extending this option instead of me.

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