I saw that WordPress released an update over the weekend. It’s now up to 2.5.1. There’s a ton of fixes, but among the highlighted are:
- Performance improvements for the Dashboard, Write Post, and Edit Comments pages.
- Better performance for those who have many categories
- Media Uploader fixes
- An upgrade to TinyMCE 3.0.7
- Widget Administration fixes
- Various usability improvements
- Layout fixes for IE
I doubt I’ll be upgrading because I hear some users are having trouble receiving their password emails (e.g. when it’s recovered), so I figure it won’t be too long until 2.5.2 will come along. I’ll upgrade then.
Besides, I already have a lengthy “to do” list for each of my sites as it is … don’t these WordPress people know I’m busy?!!? ;)
Seriously though one thing about this release did pique my interest: I was reading about the addition of
SECRET_KEY to the wp-config file (edit: this was added in 2.5). From what I understand, it helps secure your WordPress cookies — nice.
More security is always a good thing, right? :mrgreen: Like Fenphedra to a speed freak, heh!
And speaking of WordPress…
Have I mentioned that the upcoming South by Deep South conference will have a full-on WordCamp?
They are looking for speakers, so if you’re going to be in the area and are interested, be sure to drop by the WordCamp Birmingham wiki and leave your info!
I’m definitely looking forward to that. Mark your calendars, people! :D
I upgraded and it I’m going to have to upgrade to 2.5.1 because of the fact my text widgets are messed up with the initial upgrade. (sigh)
Text widgets messed up?
I converted my theme to widget-ready after my upgrade, but I have noticed weird things going on with my text widgets any time I get a wild hair and start fscking with them. (heh, which I did a week or so back … bad webmistress, NO!)
I went straight to 2.5.1 and didn’t have any problems with it. I wonder sometimes, though, just how realistic are those security flaws they say are getting patched up with each subsequent release?
Rick’s last blog post: Road Trip Checklist
I figure it’s gotta be pretty bad if they make the release this quickly. (though I haven’t seen what the security flaws actually ARE for this one)