WordPress 2.8.4 is Available

WordPress 2.8.4 has officially been released. The update contains an important security update and updating is highly recommended. You can read more about all the changes and updates that went into 2.8.4 if you are interested. You can also see all the bug fixes as well.

Download the latest versions of WordPress: WordPress 2.8.4

WordPress 2.8.3 is Available

WordPress 2.8.3 has officially been released. The update contains a few important security updates and updating is highly recommended. You can read more about all the changes and updates that went into 2.8.3 if you are interested. You can also see all the bug fixes as well.

Download the latest versions of WordPress: WordPress 2.8.3

WordPress 2.8/Plugins Issues

I have updated over 25 sites so far and for the most part – everything has gone smoothly. There were a handful of sites though that had issues with a few plugins (including this site) due to one common issue: jQuery. If you are seeing any strange behavior – post upgrade, the first thing you will want to do is to make sure all your plugins are up to date. After that – if you are still having problems – check to see if any of your plugins rely on jQuery. If they do – next check the code (either look at the js files in the plugins, or look at your site’s source code to see if it is loading an old version of jQuery). There is a good chance they are using an older version, or are relying on something that no longer works with the latest release of jQuery (1.3.2 as of today).

Some plugin developers are aware of the issues but have not released an updated plugin. Because you are most likely not alone with your issues – check out their support forums, or post comments to see if someone came up with a quick fix so you can be back in business.

While most WordPress updates can be performed quickly and easily by almost any user – there are times when you run into unexpected problems that can cost you dearly. When this happens – don’t hesitate to call us. We have been working through WordPress updates for years and can help out!

WordPress 2.8 is Available

WordPress 2.8 has officially been released. The update contains a number of bug fixes (over790) and tweaks both on the front end and the back end. The most noticeable change for most users will be the redesigned widget interface – which finally allows users a more intuitive interface when working with widgets. You can read more about all the changes and updates that went into 2.8 if you are interested. Overall – there are a lot of great updates, changes, and new functionality that make this release great for both users and administrators.

Download the latest versions of WordPress: WordPress 2.8

WordPress 2.8 Release Candidate 1

WordPress 2.8 is one step closer to being released. The first release candidate is now available: WordPress 2.8 Release Candidate 1. I have been using WordPress 2.8 beta on a few sites now for a few weeks and have not experienced any major issues until now (I just tried to add in tags and nothing happened) – but if you want to take a look to see the changes in action or make sure your plugins/themes all function – download this version (not on production sites unless you are a risk taker).

WordPress 2.8 New Features

With WordPress 2.8 beta 1 now available – there are some great new features that I wanted to highlight for the upcoming WordPress 2.8 release.

An exhaustive list of all the updates are available for review, but here are ten highlights for the end user.

  • Don’t ask for confirmation when marking a comment as spam
  • Don’t notify post author of own comments
  • Allow the dashboard widgets to be arranged in up to four columns as set via the Screen Options tab
  • Improved Plugin search on Administration > Plugins > Add New
  • Autosave post/page when pressing Control/Command+S
  • Support more than one gallery on the same page
  • “Choose a city in the same timezone as you” for Timezone in Administration > Settings > General
  • Add “Send this password to the new user by email” option to Administration > Users > Add New
  • In upgrade process, provide better explanation for database upgrade message
  • Add password strength meter to Add User and Edit User

Everything looks very promising and the developers are doing a great job with getting bug fixes in place, more options, and easier to user interfaces. Stay tuned for the release of WordPress 2.8 in the near future!