WordPress 2.8.2 Is Available
WordPress 2.8.2 has officially been released. The update fixes a XSS vulnerability and should be applied as soon as possible.
Download the latest versions of WordPress: WordPress 2.8.2
WordPress 2.8.1 is Available
WordPress 2.8.1 has officially been released. The update contains a number of bug fixes (over 50). You can read more about all the changes and updates that went into 2.8.1 if you are interested. You can also see all the bug fixes as well.
Download the latest versions of WordPress: WordPress 2.8.1
SDAC WP Plugin Update: SDAC Related Content v 2.1.1
We just updated our SDAC Related Content plugin to use WordPress plugin best practices and to improve the overall consistency of the plugin (moved the settings under the “Settings” menu. This is a great plugin for anyone looking for related functionality on WordPress, WordPress MU, or VIP hosting as it does not make any database changes and it uses caching.
Check out the forum for any support issues or leave any feature requests and we will do our best to add them into future releases.
WordPress 2.8 Release Candidate 1
View All Options for WordPress
Ever need to view all options for all your plugins (and standard WordPress options like home URL, etc)?
You can view every option available (and edit most) by going to: http://www.yoursiteurl.com/wp-admin/options.php (assuming WordPress is in the root folder).
So now if you need to look at options, make changes, or see a particular value – you can do so on one page.
Conditionally Show Only On Home Page (Front Page)
There a are two functions that are used quite a bit to conditionally show content on the very front page (home page or page 1 of your blog). First – we had the function is_home(), but in WordPress version 2.5 – a new function was introduced: is_front_page().
You might think both would conditionally only display content on the home page (front page, page 1 of your blog) – but you actually need to use the following code to accomplish showing something ONLY on the front page of your paged blog:
<p>Show this text only on the home page</p>
So – if you want to easily show something on what I would consider the front page – use the code above to successfully achieve that. (This is particularly helpful if you have ads that run speficically on the home page and others that are ROS (run of site).
Get Top Parent Category (WordPress)
There are many times when you need to show or get the top most (root) parent category in WordPress – regardless of how many subcategories you might be deep. I have used this logic for page navigation (highlight the top parent tab) – as well as within some custom loops/sidebar code.
They way to do this:
// get parent category slug $parentCatList = get_category_parents($cat,false,','); $parentCatListArray = split(",",$parentCatList); $topParentName = $parentCatListArray; $sdacReplace = array(" " => "-", "(" => "", ")" => ""); $topParent = strtolower(strtr($topParentName,$sdacReplace));
To test this you can simply put it in your header and echo out $topParent and you will see the “slug” of the category.
If you want to see the category name and not necessarily the slug – you can simply echo $topParentName.
WordPress 2.6.2 is Released
WordPress 2.6.2 has officially been released. The update is primarily a security update along with a few bug fixes (see full list). For more information on WordPress version 2.6.2, read the official WordPress version 2.6.2 documentation.
Download the latest versions of WordPress: WordPress 2.6.2
WordPress 2.6.1 is Released
WordPress 2.6.1 has officially been released. The updated includes almost 60 bugfixes (see full list). For more information on WordPress version 2.6.1, read the official WordPress version 2.6.1 documentation.
Download the latest versions of WordPress: WordPress 2.6.1
WordPress 2.6 is Released
WordPress 2.6 has officially been released. The new version includes almost 200 bugfixes (see full list) and now includes some of new features as well like post versioning, drag and drop sorting for galleries, word count, image captions, separation of active and inactive plugins, and more. For more information on WordPress version 2.6, read the official WordPress version 2.6 documentation.
Download the latest versions of WordPress: WordPress 2.6