If you haven’t heard the news, WordPress 2.8.4 has been released to fix another security/annoying issue that was discovered the other night. According to the announcement, this is what happens: a specially crafted URL could be requested that would allow an attacker to bypass a security check to verify a (more…)

One of the new features already implemented in the bleeding version of WordPress aimed at WP 2.9 is the Trash Status. This new status serves two purposes. One functional and the other UI related. First I’ll start with the UI. In the backend of WordPress, the Trash status link will (more…)

Were you surprised to see WordPress 2.8.3 released? I was, but I didn’t think it would be because of the same security related issue that 2.8.1 was supposed to address. I thought 2.8.3 was released as a bug fix version as a few annoying bugs have popped up that were (more…)

While browsing through my feedreader this morning, I had a chance to read a bunch of the feedback related to the 2.0.x legacy branch of WordPress being retired. However, one site I came across which I’ve seen many times before in my feedreader, Globalgold.co.uk published a hilarious press release of (more…)

Shane had: “I think we should talk about getting WordPress 3.0 into PHP 5.3.0+ min. PHP 4 is not supported anymore and we need to think about getting the code into a object based for speed and security.” According to Mark Jaquith, there is about 15% of the WordPress userbase (more…)

Digging Into WordPress has an interesting poll online asking the question, Should the Hello Dolly plugin be included with WordPress? I won’t divulge the numbers but I can say that the majority of people who have voted for the poll say No, it should be removed. Honestly, Hello Dolly doesn’t (more…)

Things have been pretty quiet in the WordPress community surrounding the GPL and it’s actually been rather nice as I’ve been able to focus on the cool things people are doing with and for WordPress. However, Kevin Eklund of ToMuse.com is at it again with yet another article discussing Matt (more…)

Instead of hunting down a frequently used code snippet on the Codex or doing a Google Search, wouldn’t it be nice to have a cheat sheet right in front of you to save time? Dainis Graveris of 1stWebDesigner has put together a list of 23 different cheat sheets and resources (more…)

Are you fed up with the way the default search works on your WordPress powered site? You’re not alone. As was discussed in the forum thread I just linked to, Google Custom Search was brought up as a way to substitute the WordPress search engine with one powered by Google. (more…)

After debating the inclusion of new smilies without an easy way of reverting them or opening up the decision to community feedback, the old smilies have found their way back into the core of WordPress thanks to Ryan Boren who performed the commit. While using a few text smilies himself, (more…)

In case you missed it, there was some bruhaha over a recent change in WordPress where pinging went from being instant to being sent once per hour. Karamell.net argued that this change halted the real time web and that it would negatively affect announcement services such as Google news. A (more…)