category: php

29
JAN
2010

I do a lot of programming. My queue for that matter that I run for “tasks” to do has been backed up because of this vBulletin (vB) design system.

It’s not because of the code or operation, but the way that it is designed. In WordPress we strive to have a great UI and UX team to be able to see the pitfalls of usability before we release WordPress to the masses. vBulletin is not free, so you/I expect a few things including this kind of testing.

read more ‘vBulletin 4.x: 7 days to go through the Stylevar System

16
DEC
2009

WordPress 2.9 RC

Posted by Shane

WordPress 2.9 RC1 is out and ready for use and abuse! Please update all live sites using WordPress to this version so we can now get a huge sampling on any other errors before we mark it ‘GOLD’!. Be sure to submit tickets to the trac site so we know about them.

The faster we can get reports back, the faster we can give you an early present for the holidays and for the New Year!

Translators: You have two weeks to get your translations into the system before Gold. Thanks!

21
NOV
2009

Just want to let all you fellow WordPress users know that while I was at WordCamp NYC 2009, I did talk for a few minutes with Matt about a potential new media system. A while back I posted up a wireframes document. That version is now way outdated and been working on a new version since the end of WordCamp.

Most of the text is done. All that is left is mock-ups of the design proposal. I should have it submitted to Matt (photomatt) by the next few days after Thanksgiving and then once we talk it over and make any corrections, I will post it here for everyone to review for comments and suggestions on changes.

Once I am done with talking with Matt, hopefully I can start dedicating 100% of my time to re-developing the system for either 3.0.x or 3.1.x release. (3.0.x would be preferable because of the longer cycle) With 2.9.x feature frozen and image editing now added into the system it will be much easier to complete this task.

17
NOV
2009
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.

23
JUL
2009

That’s right folks! (About 2 days late on my part.) The new version has been released to the masses. The first version 1.4.1 had very minor problems with regrades to ignoring admin visits and PHP 4 issues otherwise it was good to go. Automatic upgrades had problems as well, but those were quashed once the index.html files where deleted out of all the directories.

In any chance.. I pushed out 1.4.1.1 just a moment ago so you should start to see it your plugins folder. I worked with a few people to see if the older problems that were there still exist, but I can not fine anything like that. Hopefully this will be the last minor fix release.

Be sure to download it here and report any errors to the Woopra forums.

16
JUL
2009

Aptana Version 1.5.0

Posted by Shane

My favorite PHP authoring software has come out with a new version: 1.5.0. This version includes 64-bit support something I will be going to very shortly. Get it here. This is probably the best software I have ever used for PHP writing.