upgrade

As is common with every release of WordPress, once the stable version reaches the masses, that is when the bug reports start flying in. WordPress 3.0 is no exception. However, the volunteers that make up the WordPress.org support forum are on top of things and have created a special sticky (more…)

The readme file that is used by all plugin authors in order to be hosted on the plugin repository has been updated to include a new section called Upgrade Notice. This section gives plugin authors the opportunity to tell users why they should upgrade to the newest version. While a (more…)

Before I left for vacation, I announced a little game where the winner would receive a copy of GravityForms. In order to play the game, readers had to submit their craziest upgrade story in the comments. We received quite a few crazy stories during the week, some of which still (more…)

Unfortunately, I bet this is a common question. I should browse the WordPress.com forums to see how many people are inquiring about the recent security upgrade. I have read that there is an important security update for the WordPress blogging software. Do I need to upgrade my blog www.anopensource.wordpress.com, if (more…)

In case you haven’t noticed, WordPress 2.8.1 is now available for public consumption. This update fixes a number of issues people were having with 2.8 such as the visual editor disappearing and automatic core upgrades not deleting certain files causing various things to break. This release also contains extra security (more…)

Justin Tadlock, a notable theme developer in the WordPress community recently published his thoughts on why the WordPress theme repository is in need of an upgrade. Among his arguments is that the ability to update a theme via subversion needs to be added, the community needs a way to police (more…)