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It’s May, and if the Automattic’s road map remains true, WordPress 3.0 is due out sometime this month. (As we wrote this, Beta 1 has just been made public.)
We are always reticent to implement zero point releases and aren’t recommending anyone update til 3.1 has been published. Here are our latest thoughts on this next version of WordPress.
5 Things We are Looking Forward to …
- A new default theme (Twenty Ten). It will be nice to look at
Today is New Year’s eve, wow! Where has the time gone?
The ContentRobot team launched WeFixWP about 14 months ago and since then we’ve been able to fix, migrate, upgrade many WordPress bloggers throughout the world. Some of the more interesting bloggers we helped in 2009 were:
- TV bloggers Give Me My Remote and theTVaddict are always entertaining
- Business bloggers Blue Sky Factory and Freedompreneur are always inspiring
- Book blogger Life is a Fork in the Road and social media
The WeFixWP team are big fans of Jean-Baptiste Jung’s WpRecipes.com blog, and we were excited to learn that he had written WordPress 2.7 Cookbook (published by Packt Publishing this past summer).
This book is a great reference for advanced bloggers who are looking to do more enhancing of their site’s themes, widgets, plug-ins, security, and SEO techniques – over 100 recipes in all.
Even though Automattic has since released WordPress 2.8, fear not, most recipes (if not all) should work …
Ah, that pesky WordPress update prompt is active again! WordPress has patched some more security holes and has released 2.8.6. According to WordPress:
2.8.6 fixes two security problems that can be exploited by registered, logged in users who have posting privileges. If you have untrusted authors on your blog, upgrading to 2.8.6 is recommended.
The first problem is an XSS vulnerability in Press This discovered by Benjamin Flesch. The second problem, discovered by Dawid Golunski, is an issue with sanitizing …
For those of you on shared hosting plans, you may notice that WordPress needs more memory than ever. Perhaps you’ve found that out while you’ve attempted to upgrade to WP 2.8.5. We’ve seen:
- WordPress and/or certain plugin updates hanging
- WordPress and/or some plugins not installing completely
- The the now-popular white screen (in both the dashboard and on the blog itself
- The “WordPress Upgrade Error Allowed Memory Size Exhausted” error
- A fatal error similar to: Fatal error: Allowed memory size of