Tag Archives: wordpress-2.3.1

WordPress weekly digest 22nd October to 28th October 2007

This week the list of changes is quite short as a lot of time was spent on the preparation and testing of the recent WordPress 2.3.1 maintenance releaseyou can read a detailed list of the changes in my post from Friday.

The changes going into WordPress 2.4 this week have included:

  • A increase in the types of sorting supported by get_terms() (#5245).
  • Separation of taxonomy relationships into separate cache buckets ([6286], [6288])
  • Fixes to the manage posts page to restoring the filtering functionality with the new "infinite posts" feature (#5249)
  • A fix in install-helper.php so that you do not get errors when included from a plugin (#5090)

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

WordPress 2.3.1 in detail

WordPress 2.3.1 has been released today and includes a number of changes including one security fix, here is a list of most of the changes in detail:

  • Improvements to the email address extraction in wp-mail.php (#5169).
  • An improvement to the link manager to ensure that only user with the manage_links capability can access the page (#4627).
  • A security fix to ensure that edit-post-rows.php cannot be directly loaded to prevent XSS attacks when register_globals is enabled ([6258]).
  • Groupings in the SQL queries used during upgrade to remove errors on duplicate entries in the old post2cat and link2cat tables (#5223).
  • The Sender is set on emails to help on hosts that limit which email addresses can send (#5007).
  • Fixes to category assignment during link import from OPML (#5107)
  • Manifest file for Windows Live Writer so as to enable tagging support (#5023).
  • Performance improvements for the Taxonomy intersection queries (#5137).
  • Exclusion of the post previews from canonicalisation (#5203)
  • Improvements to the handling of the main query to ensure it is saved when calling wp() (#5121).
  • Fix the in-line uploader so that send to editor works with a blank title (#5080).
  • Removal of the case-sensitivity on host names of wp_safe_redirect() (#5114).
  • Changes to the load order in the javascript loader to ensure that Prototype is loaded before jQuery (#5067).
  • Enforcement of the same sanitisation rules for pages as for posts (#5135)

For a complete list of all the changes you can read the branches/2.3 log.

WordPress weekly digest 15th October to 21st October 2007

This week has seen a number of changes going into WordPress 2.4, these have included:

  • A refactor of the plugin (de)activation functionality so as to enable unit tests to be written (#5210).
  • Lots of new and updated phpdoc documentation for different areas of the code. (#4742, #5225).
  • Addition of Atom support to the RSD document to enable easy discovery of it’s support (#5213).
  • A refactor of the Atom publication and feed code to share common functionality (#5181).
  • Improvements to the email address extraction in wp-mail.php (#5169).
  • A security fix to the link manager to ensure that only uses with the manage_links capability can add/remove/edit links (#4627).

The security fix above will be included in the upcoming 2.3.1 bug fix release for v2.3. For more information of the upcoming 2.3.1 release and information on the beta release please read Ryans post - "WordPress 2.3.1 Beta 1"

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