category: wordpress

11
DEC
2008
01
NOV
2008

Beta 1

Posted by Shane

After a long summer and fall, Beta 1 of WordPress 2.7.0 is out and ready for testing. This is not intended for production use, however, we feel that it’s stable enough for you to place on your production blog with minimal impact. Be sure to backup your blog if you are going to do it in-case anything goes wrong, but I don’t see that happening anytime soon. The release date of Nov. 11 is been pushed back to be now the Release Candidate date. We are not targeting a end of November release date.

I like to give props out to Ryan, Jane, Westi, ViperBond, DD32, Azaozz, Mark Jaquith, and last but not least Matt for letting me part of the team in this round. Hopefully when working on 2.8 I can help in a bigger way with my attachment system with multiple gallery support worked on as a team. :)

17
OCT
2008
13
OCT
2008

That’s right kids! 2.7 has been officially featured freeze which means no new ‘functionality’ will go into the 2.7 code that is ‘major’. With this quote from ryan (one of the 5 main developers) earlier tonight in the #wordpress-dev channel:

19:43:04 – rboren Sent mail to hackers and testers giving quick status dump
19:43:09 – rboren Feature freeze is today

09
OCT
2008

Over the past several days I been working on upgrading the attachment system to include multiple gallery support in the code. I am please to announced that this feature coded and ready to be put into the trunk. For those who are currently using 2.7.x on your production blog (who what to test out this system by using the patch file provided here), you will have to run the upgrade script (wp-admin/upgrade.php) as your attachments will not be in the attachment tab (formally the gallery tab) for multiple gallery items to work. [ gallery ] and the subsequent user-defined items should still work as normal unless you start to item up into different galleries. Then you will need to define the group number (i.e. group=”1” ).

read more ‘New WordPress Gallery System

01
OCT
2008

WordPress Wireframes

Posted by Shane

An exciting new “under the hood” type presentation of how the 2.7.x layout in terms of the administration area will “end” up like. If you read up on the developer blog, you know that 2.7.x is still in alpha which means that document you can read about here can become out-of-date real quick when it comes to changes based on the developers needs for control and usability. I know I’ll need to edit at least one part of the layout for the “independent” attachment system I been working on for the 2.7.x series. A direct link to the PDF file is here.

07
SEP
2008

If it does, you are in luck! Or your server (like mine hosting this blog) has FTP/FTPS disabled and only uses SSH2 for shell and file transfers, you are even more luck!

Working with the WordPress dev team in IRC (irc.freenode.net, #wordpress-dev) and after becoming frustrated that I couldn’t use the automatic plugin upgrade feature and the new core update feature that is coming out for version 2.7.x, I took it upon myself to start writing a SSH2 transfer protocol class file. Along with a few people in the channel (in particular DD32) we have completed this major task in getting it working. (Check the status of it’s progress in this trac ticket.)

read more ‘Does your WordPress server support SSH2?