WordPress weekly digest 28th January to 3rd February 2008

It has been a busy week again for WordPress 2.5, the changes this week were:

  • A Tag Searching interface for the Tag Editor (#5684).
  • Removal of any old compatibility functions for PHP 4.2 and 4.3 (#5415).
  • I18N updates for the new widgets interface (#5583).
  • Changes to increase the memory limit for PHP (#3141).
  • Comment feed fixes to ensure that we have got a post before we a querying for the comments (#5185).
  • Introduction of a wp_authenticate_user filter ([6685]).
  • Addition of the TinyMCE Fullscreen plugin (#5735).
  • Add depth arg to wp_dropdown_categories() (#2461).
  • Fixes to future post publishing over xmlrpc (#5721).
  • Update TinyMCE to v3.0 final (#5674).
  • Merging of wp-admin/profile.php and wp-admin/user-edit.php (#5736).
  • Changes to allow for multiple database connections (#2722).
  • Introduction of a new template tag is_front() which is only true on the front page of a WordPress install (#3682).
  • Addition of extra capabilities checks to the xmlrpc code (#5313).

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

6 thoughts on “WordPress weekly digest 28th January to 3rd February 2008

  1. Thanks for the update. I’m particularly interested in the changes to allow multiple database connections.

    Does this mean that from WP 2.5 you’ll be able to call data from a separate WP install and use all the functionaliy of wpdb to manipulate that data any way you want?

  2. @alex: I believe that the change will allow you to do that yes.

    @filsofo: Indeed it has – that change will be visible in the next digest update as it didn’t happen until February 6th I think.

  3. Sweet, the profile.php/user-edit.php sepearation was annoying when you wanted to create a link to edit any user without checks.

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