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2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 17,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 4 Film Festivals

Click here to see the complete report.

WordPress 3.0.4 Is Now Available

Version 3.0.4 of WordPress, available immediately through the update page in your dashboard or for download here, is a very important update to apply to your sites as soon as possible because it fixes a core security bug in our HTML sanitation library, called KSES. I would rate this release as “critical.”

Source: wordpress.org

WordPress 3.0.2 – Mandatory Security Release

WordPress 3.0.2 is available and is a mandatory security update for all previous WordPress versions. Haiku has become traditional:

Fixed on day zero
One-click update makes you safe
This used to be hard

This maintenance release fixes a moderate security issue that could allow a malicious Author-level user to gain further access to the site, addresses a handful of bugs, and provides some additional security enhancements. Big thanks to Vladimir Kolesnikov for detailed and responsible disclosure of the security issue!

Download 3.0.2 or update automatically from the Dashboard > Updates menu in your site’s admin area. You should update immediately even if you do not have untrusted users.

Source: wordpress.org

WordPress 3.2 to Drop Support for PHP 4 and MySQL 4

WordPress has announced a bold move today. In an official blog post Mark Jaquith, one of the lead developers

of WordPress said that eventually, starting this year WordPress will end the support for PHP 4 and MySQL 4.

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Quoting from the blog post, the reasons he gave were:

Our approach with WordPress has always been to make it run on common server configurations. We want users to have flexibility when choosing a host for their precious content. Because of this strategy, WordPress runs pretty much anywhere. Web hosting platforms, however, change over time, and we occasionally are able to reevaluate some of the requirements for running WordPress. Now is one of those times. You probably guessed it from the title — we’re finally ready to announce the end of support for PHP 4 and MySQL 4!

According to the official announcement, WordPress 3.1 which is due to be announced in late 2010 will be the last build to support PHP 4. Also WordPress 3.2 which should come anytime around first half of 2011, the compatibility will be fixed to PHP 5.2. Also for MySQL, announcement made on the blog post was:

In less exciting news, we are also going to be dropping support for MySQL 4 after WordPress 3.1. Fewer than 6 percent of WordPress users are running MySQL 4. The new required MySQL version for WordPress 3.2 will be 5.0.15.

In order to check, which version of PHP and MySQL your hosting provider provides, you can make use of Health Check plugin. This plugin will tell you, if you are ready to be upgraded to WordPress 3.2 when it is available. If you are not ready for it, your blog will not be able to upgrade to WordPress 3.2 because of an inbuilt adapter, which stops it.

According to us, this announcement is surely a bold move, but should not take much concerns for most of the blog owners as statistics show that very less number of trivial blogs only run on PHP4. But still if you are unaware of the version of PHP and MySQL that your hosting provider provides, you better keep an eye on it and check it before it’s too late for you to upgrade to latest version of WordPress.

Source: blogsdna.com , WordPress

WordPress 3.0 Release Candidate

As Matt teased earlier, the first release candidate (RC1) for WordPress 3.0 is now available. What’s an RC? An RC comes after beta and before the final launch. It means we think we’ve got everything done: all features finished, all bugs squashed, and all potential issues addressed. But, then, with over 20 million people using WordPress with a wide variety of configurations and hosting setups, it’s entirely possible that we’ve missed something. So! For the brave of heart, please download the RC and test it out (but not on your live site unless you’re extra adventurous). Some things to know:

  • Custom menus are finished! Yay!
  • Multi-site is all set.
  • The look of the WordPress admin has been lightened up a little bit, so you can focus more on your content.
  • There are a ton of changes, so plugin authors, please test your plugins now, so that if there is a compatibility issue, we can figure it out before the final release.
  • Plugin and theme *users* are also encouraged to test things out. If you find problems, let your plugin/theme authors know so they can figure out the cause.
  • There are a couple of known issues.

If you are testing the RC and come across a bug, you can:

We hope you enjoy playing with the 3.0 RC as much as we’ve enjoyed making it for you. Enjoy!

Download WordPress 3.0 RC1

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