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 release – you 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
- Separation of taxonomy relationships into separate cache buckets (, )
- 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 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
- 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 ().
- 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
- 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
- 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.