Category Archives: weekly digest

WordPress weekly digest 11th February to 24th February 2008

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

  • Changes to make sure that a plugin is a file before loading (#5822).
  • Addition of a new hooks called 'submit{post|page|link}_box' in the submit boxes (#5873).
  • Add optional $post_ID argument to the_category() and get_the_category_list() (#5050).
  • Changes to make user option name sanitization consistent (#5901).
  • Introduction of a new 'admin_init' action to allow plugins to do admin panel specific initialisation (#5924).
  • A change to not save translated role names to the Database. Instead, translating them on the fly. (#3442 #5537).
  • A new 'pre_post_update' action that runs just prior to saving an edited post (#5815).
  • Allow the comment object to be passed to get_avatar() for convenience (#5775).
  • Changes to make sure post has future status before publishing from cron (#5801).
  • Addition of bulk role change to the User management page ([6990]).
  • Update to TinyMCE v3.01 (#5944).
  • Work on an automated installer for plugins (#5586).
  • Lots of work on the new media library (#5911).

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.

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.

WordPress weekly digest 4th February to 10th February 2008

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

  • Addition of extra capabilities checks to the xmlrpc code (#5313).
  • New filters for comments_open() and pings_open() (#5761).
  • Addition of a key on comment_approved,comment_date to speed up the get_lastcommentmodified() mysql queries (#5773).
  • Introduction of wp_count_posts() ([6730]).
  • More portable and extensible database structure (#4778).
  • Renaming of is_front() to is_front_page() to avoid conflict with bbPress (#3682).
  • Changes to make RSS 2.0 comment feed GUIDs immutable (#5072).
  • New redirect_canonical filter to allow a plugin to cancel a redirect (#5766).
  • Introduction of a new pluggable get_avatar() function which defaults to using gravatar (#5775).
  • Changes to add the post_password to the WXR export file so that the posts are still protected after import (#4376).
  • Update to jQuery 1.2.3 ([6757]).
  • Introduction of a new meta box api for adding boxes to the write pages (#5798).
  • Introduction of the ability to have random post ordering (#4617).
  • Reversion to full content, including content after the more tag, for feeds (#2582).
  • A more informative error message when theme files are not writeable (#5783).
  • Removal of gzip_compression(). Leave it to the server to handle (#4342).

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 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.

WordPress weekly digest 21st January to 27th January 2008

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

  • Performance improvement to the outgoing trackback processing code. (#5699).
  • Refactoring of the code in wp-login.php to pull it out into re-usable functions (#5405).
  • Improvements to the APP implementation to handle updated timestamps correctly (#5680).
  • Improved usability when selecting which name should be displayed publicly for a user (#5508).
  • Ensure that the global $post is restored when the query is reset (#5439).
  • Improvements to the caching of post-meta to ensure that the cache is correctly invalidated (#5718).
  • Changes to the IP address sanitisation code so as to allowIPv6 addresses as well (#4579).
  • The beginnings of a new uploader ([6659]).
  • A new Manage -> Tags interface (#5684).
  • Bumping of the PHP version required to 4.3 (#5416).

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 weekly digest 14th January to 20th January 2008

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

  • Changes to the blogger importer to have a better statement of requirements (#5220).
  • Updates to get_sidebar() to allow for multiple named sidebars (#5615).
  • Removal of the redundant and slow check on $now in the SQL queries in get_lastcommentmodified() (#5650).
  • Changes to the url sanitisation to allow for parenthesis (#5668).
  • Fixes to url_to_postid() to ensure it doesn’t mangle the url it is trying to match (#5661).
  • Refactoring of the admin code to make the WP_User_Search class available to plugin authors (#5111).
  • Changes to wp_tag_cloud() to ensure that it returns the array if 'format=array' is specified (#5155).
  • Extensions to the html tags and attributes that kses will allow in posts (#5617).
  • Upgrade of the jQuery library to 1.2.2 (#5492).
  • Improvements to the plugin error detection code to ensure that the errors are correctly displayed (#5673, #5658).
  • Documentation updates for kses.php and pluggable.php (#5641, #5509).
  • Initial migration to TinyMCE v3.0 RC1 (#5674).
  • New functionality to allow for editing of post slugs within there permalink context (#5679).
  • Addition of more do_action calls to the xmlrpc functions (#5686).
  • Changes to the APP implementation to ensure that timestamps can be updated on already published posts (#5680).

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