WordPress weekly digest 11th February to 17th February 2008

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

  • Introduction of the beginnings of a plugin update system (#5586).
  • Changes to allow uploads to be stored outside of the WP path and have custom URLs ([6780]).
  • A fix for the human readable time offset for future posts (#5817).
  • Change to using the full slug rather than the abbreviated one when editing (#5816).
  • Reduction of the number of SQL queries made by wp_count_posts() (#5820).
  • Changes to make a nonce mismatch fail instead of showing an “Are you sure?” message (#5838).
  • Improved metadata for atom comment search feeds (#5493).
  • Allow is_single(), is_category(), and is_tag() to accept arrays of items to test (#5593).
  • Addition of random order option to wp_tag_cloud() (#5726).
  • Fixes to the markup generated by the Walker class so that it matches 2.3 (#5844).
  • Addition of bulk delete to the links manager ([6842]).
  • Improvements to the performance of generic_ping() (#5855).
  • Changes to make sure private posts stay private when they are published ( #5881, #4206).
  • Introduction of more specific moderation emails for {ping|track}backs. (#4986).

On top of all of this there has been a lot of work this week on finishing off the new admin design.

For even more information on some of the other little changes that went in this week you can read the whole weekly trac timeline, look at a complete changelog for trunk or view a diffstat of the changes.

14 thoughts on “WordPress weekly digest 11th February to 17th February 2008

  1. Hi there, thanks for the update.
    I have a question – I was hoping that the new admin panel (in WP 2.5) could support a RTL language. Who should I ask about it ? (I already asked about it at the support forum for the alfa-beta releases – but no one there has made any comment)


  2. Peter,

    I’m finding these weekly digests very useful, thank you for doing them. It’s great to see what is actually being worked on for WordPress and to track its progress.

    Thanks again.

  3. I have to agree with Jonathan and Fred, thank you very much for doing this. I guess without, I would miss all those neat little enhancements which makes developing for WordPress so much easier.

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