WordPress weekly digest 10th December to 16th December 2007

It has been a busy week again for WordPress 2.4, the changes this week were:

  • Addition of a new filter for the attributes in the html link generated by comments_popup_link() (#5247, #5448).
  • Support for Atom Threading Extensions (#5434).
  • The addition of documentation for the deprecated functions (#5444).
  • Layout and usability improvements to the comment moderation page ([6371]).
  • Saving of tags when auto-saving (#5359).
  • Completion of the documentation for the taxonomy api (#4742).
  • Performance improvements for pages (#3614, #5303, #5458).
  • Improvements to the wxr exporter and importer (#5456, #5454, #5466).
  • Fixes to register_sidebars to allow multiple sidebars to be registered correctly (#5352).
  • Addition of a new filter called the_content_export for the post content when exporting (#5456).
  • Introduction of a pluggable function for random password generation (#5401).
  • Changes to the login cookie format to make it more secure (#5367).
  • Suppression of database error messages by default (#5473).

If you would like to read more about the new cookie format then Ryan has written an excellent post – “Secure Cookies and Passwords”

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

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