category: wordpress

25
JUL
2009

As a contributing developer to the WordPress code base, I find it very hard to operate now a days to get WordPress to do more functionally with keeping in mind that it was to work on at least PHP 4.3.0. Right now only 10 to 15% of the code is true object based code. Most of it having to do with quires to the database.

What is the problem with PHP 4.3.0?  PHP 4.3.0 through versions of PHP 5.2.9 is not supported anymore. This creates a number of issues in dealing with security issues. 3/4 of the worlds blogs are now WordPress. A lot of potential holes.

It’s not official yet that WordPress 3.0 be only PHP 5.3.0+. I am going to try to bring this to the developer meeting this next Thursday, July 30th, 2009.

10
JUL
2009
07
JUL
2009
05
JUL
2009

For the past week or so, I have been updating the Woopra WordPress Plugin. As of right now it’s current development version of 1.4.1 (currently running on this site) is working great. One of the main gripes I had with the earlier versions of the plugins is that is was all done with including and the functions were not ‘grouped together’.

After doing some looking at some other plugins that exists, I decided that it was better for it to be now moved into a class system since PHP version requirements will be going higher for WordPress in the near future and PHP itself versions are being outdated faster than I can keep installing them on this server.

read more ‘Preview of the updated Woopra WordPress Plugin

21
JUN
2009
12
JUN
2009

With the release of WordPress 2.8 “Baker” starts the day of the new development of WordPress 2.9. A major component that is being upgraded for the development of WordPress 2.9 will be the media management system (i.e. Attachments). Others will be posted over time. This is just a small sampling of most of them.

  • Setting Page Revamp (ticket)
  • Media System Revamp
  • Dependency Checking (plugins, themes, etc.) (ticket)
  • Merging of WordPress and MU Systems

As for me… I will be heavily involved with development for 2.9 as I laid down “some” ground work for the new media system. Expect a revised Wireframes document on the subject in a few weeks as I team up with the core developers to outline the plans with them so the Wireframes will be perfect.

Suggesting for the new media system? Leave comments here! :)

22
APR
2009