WordPress has recently released a newer version of the blogging interface WordPress 2.8.1. WordPress which currently holds a position 19 under top websites of the world(Acc. to Alexa ...check it out ) has been constantly evolving its software and it has come a long way after the 2.6 version to 2.8 version . WordPress has been making updates in security and the theme connectivity as some themes were using function calls in previous wordpress versions.
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Wordpress Most Notable fixes in beta 2:
- Certain themes were calling get_categories() in such a way that it would fail in 2.8. 2.8.1 works around this so these themes won’t have to change.
- Dashboard memory usage is reduced. Some people were running out of memory when loading the dashboard, resulting in an incomplete page.
- The automatic upgrade no longer accidentally deletes files when cleaning up from a failed upgrade.
- A problem where the rich text editor wasn’t being loaded due to compression issues has been worked around.
- Extra security has been put in place to better protect you from plugins that do not do explicit permission checks.
- Translation of role names fixed
- wp_page_menu() defaults to sorting by the user specified menu order rather than the page title
- Upload error messages are now correctly reported
- Autosave error experienced by some IE users is fixed
- Styling glitch in the plugin editor fixed
- SSH2 filesystem requirements updated
- Switched back to curl as the default transport
- Updated the translation library to avoid a problem with mbstring.func_overload