WordPress 2.8 is going to be published soon, even though they do not have a date yet. Nevertheless, another small insight into a new feature. After a new installation of WordPress, you get informed that you are logged in with the default password and this can be a security risk. It is therefore strongly recommended to change the password. The necessary internal links to set a new password are included in this notice.
Soon the new 2.8 version of WordPress will be released, but the hype is not as much as it was some years ago, when version 2.0 was released for example.
But the new version brings many new things, fixes a large number of problems and WordPress is in my view, more open than in the prior versions. One of the points that users should be aware of is the fact that the option for the support of the
my-hacks.php removed. 2003 this file was announced as a feature, and now it's going to be removed silently. WordPress has a sophisticated interface system, you can start at various points and bring in new functionality, so that the developer team decided that there is no longer need to support this solution. Alternatives and possibilities of further usage will briefly shown here.
When working on a Plugin I noticed that the path to its files is not always complete, which depends on the WordPress version.
With WordPress Version 2.8 the function
plugins_url() extends and it can be incorporate in a much cleaner way, no maintenance of the folder required, where the Plugin is put. An example will illustrate it and possibly will help the one or other author at his work.
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One or the other users in the backend of WordPress find it quite disturbing that not more than 20 articles, pages and comments per page gets listed. Especially if you work with many tables and you have a fast connection, then an increased number of listed articles, pages, comments is useful. How to adapt and with a little CSS getting the best presentation I will show now, here are some tips.
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In the current trunk of WordPress is a "first run" of the new widget management available to see. This is a development version, it shows the warning "This page is not 100% ready, please use only on test installations.". Continue reading …
A first peak shows the site about Jcrop and I'm curious how it will be included in WordPress, currently is no live demo available.