Now that the dust is starting to settle around the recent WordPress 2.1, as was the hot news last week and the week before, there is a lot of new features and fun being had on WordPress.com blogs and a new contest by Aaron Brazell which should make some noise for a very powerful but often overlooked feature on WordPress blogs.
Before we get to the WordPress Wednesday news, Happy Birthday, WordPress!
January 25 was the 4th birthday of WordPress. Mike Little remembered the first beginnings that led to the development of WordPress.
Back to more important things, as I reported in the WordPress news last week, the WordPress 2.1 release went fairly well, though two issues frequently came to the fore: Compatibility with WordPress 2.1 and WordPress Themes and WordPress Plugins. [Read more…]
The majority of the news around WordPress this week has hovered between the release of WordPress 2.1 (installation advice below) and the security patch release of WordPress 2.0.7 after a known security flaw was exploited and some popular WordPress blogs were hacked.
WordPress 2.1 News
WordPress 2.1 is named after Ella Fitzgerald, the amazing singer renown for her famous 3-octave range and how she changed the jazz world forever. All major WordPress releases are named after famous jazz musicians, and this is the first woman to make the list.
Ryan Boren announced the release of the WordPress 2.1 Release Candidate late last week, and the WordPress 2.1 final public release came out on schedule, Monday. Expect a lot of reports from your favorite blog on how they handled their WordPress 2.1 upgrade. [Read more…]