WordPress 2.9.2 was just released and addresses a bug where logged in users can see trashed posts belonging to other authors. So, if you have sensitive files in the trash and multiple user accounts on your site, you should probably upgrade soon.
WordPress version 2.9.1 was just released and should fix the annoying scheduled post problem. The problem was scheduled posts weren’t being published on some 2.9 installs — including a couple of my own installs :-(. Instead, when you looked at the list of posts you would just see errors reading “missed schedule” or something similar. There is a way of fixing the problem by editing a core file, but no need now…just upgrade to 2.9.1 and all should be well. Remember…backup, backup, backup before pressing the upgrade button–chances are you will have no problems, but if you do, will be glad you backed up.
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In WordPress 2.9, it’s super easy to embed videos, images, and other content into your WordPress site. Just type/past the url into your post/page and WordPress does the rest. Make sure that the URL is on its own line and not hyperlinked (clickable when viewing the post).
In the following video I demonstrate three of, what I consider to be, the most useful new features coming out in WordPress 2.9 — Image Editing, Trash Bin, and Post Thumbnails. As of today, 2.9 is still in beta (beta-2), so the latest stable release is still 2.8.6, but I would expect (just a guess) 2.9 will be released as stable by the first of the year. When it’s released, I think the built-in Image Editor alone will be a very good incentive for a lot of users to upgrade.
WordPress 2.9 should be released near the end of the month and will have a few neat, new features. Below are four new features that may be of most interest to the daily user. Note, there are several others that would be of interest to developers which are not listed here.
- Post Thumbnails: This allows you to automatically add an image to your posts. It’s the same type functionality you see in many custom themes where you can add images using “custom fields”, but this will make it a lot easier for most users.