Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Wordpress 2.0.7 Released; 2.1 On The Horizon

Wordpress is announcing they have released a new security update 2.0.7. The upgrade is a very quick follow up to 2.0.6 which was released a week or two back. The new update fixes a security problem as well as issues upgraded blogs were having with feedburner. Here is a complete list of the changes with this update:

    • Security fix for wp_unregister_GLOBALS() to work around the zend_hash_del_key_or_index bug in PHP 4 versions less than 4.4.3 and PHP 5 versions less than 5.1.4 with register_globals set to “On.”
    • Feeds now properly serve 304 Not Modified headers instead of mismatched 200/304 headers (a.k.a. the FeedBurner bug).
    • Backport of another 304 Not Modified fix from WordPress 2.1
    • Deleting WordPress Pages no longer gives an “Are You Sure?” prompt.
    • After deleting a WordPress Page, you are now properly redirected to the Edit Pages screen.
    • Sending an image at original size in Internet Explorer no longer adds an incorrect “height” attribute.

Okay but now for the real news. Wordpress 2.1, a major update with what are rumored to be a lot of great new features and tweaks on some old ones is set to be released towards the end of the month. You may be thinking to yourself, why is this news to you since you write on blogger. Well my friends most of my other blogs are on Wordpress so this is indeed big news for me.

Like 2.0 and don't want to change? You don't have to. Wordpress stated in the release post that the 2.0 branch will continue to be supported for several years. Good news all around.

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