Incoming WordPress 2.9.1.

December 26th, 2009

WordPress 2.9.1 Incoming

WordPress 2.9.1

December 23, 2009 WordPress Development team announced the WordPress 2.9.1 Beta release. You can see the original post at WordPress Development Blog.
First, critical bugs were fixed in order to process scheduled posts and pingbacks correctly. Some other lesser critical updates were made too. Full list of updated/fixed issues, original discussion between WP developers together with code changes can be found at WordPress Bug Tracker. WordPress 2.9.1 Beta 1 package can be downloaded for the evaluation here.
Looking for general review of updates which were made in WordPress 2.9.1? Continue reading.
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WordPress 2.9 Carmen Welcome!

December 19th, 2009

wordpress 2.9 release

WordPress 2.9 release


WordPress team announced availability of WordPress version 2.9 “Carmen”. You are welcome, forthcoming fresh and new WordPress version 2.9!
We are familiar with some exciting new features of WordPress 2.9 already. We investigated it with the help of WordPress 2.9 beta version. For more details you can look this post WordPress 2.9 new features. Comprehensive list of new or enhanced features is published at “WordPress 2.9, oh so fine” post, including the mention of exciting new “Easier video embeds” feature.
In order to use WordPress version 2.9 “Carmen” you need download it from this download link first.
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Thank You Counter Button WordPress Plugin Filter Hooks

December 6th, 2009

Content Filter

Content Filter


There are next filter hooks available for the Thank You Counter Button (TYCB) WordPress plugin:

  • Side bar Thanks Stat widget has filter hook 'thanks_stat_sidebar' for its content.
  • Admin dashboard ‘Latest Thanks’ widget has filter hook 'thanks_stat_dashboard' for its content.
  • Admin dashboard ‘Latest Thanks’ widget has filter hook 'thanks_stat_dashboard_row' which allows to change content of every row at this widget;
  • Thank You button has filter hook 'thanks_thankyou_button' for its html code now.
  • Sidebar ‘Latest Thanks’ widget has filter hook 'thanks_stat_sidebar_item' which allows to change content of every widget row;
  • Sidebar ‘Latest Thanks’ widget has filter hook 'thanks_stat_sidebar_total_quant' which allows to change content of total quant counter placed at the sidebar widget;

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Thank You Counter Button WordPress Plugin Shortcodes

December 6th, 2009

TYCB plugin shortcodes

TYCB plugin shortcodes


Thank You Counter Button WordPress Plugin processes the next Short Codes:

  • [thankyou]
    or
    [thankyou]YourCustomCaption[/thankyou]
    - inserts Thank You Counter Button in place of this shortcode.
  • [nothankyou] – excludes The Button from the post in which it is inserted, allows you to hide counter button for such post.
  • [thanks_total_quant] – You can use it in your posts to show the total quant of thanks visitors were sent to your blog.

How to change WordPress User Role capabilities

November 22nd, 2009

User Roles

User Roles


Every WordPress blog owner knows that WordPress 2.8 and higher user standard roles are: Administrator, Editor, Author, Contributor, Subscriber.
What is the difference? What the “Author” can do but “Contributor” can not? Comprehensive information about it can be found here, at WordPress.org
But where all that data are stored? How to change the role if you really need it? Interested? Read this article and you will get some answers on that questions. Recently I met with the following problem at the multi-authored blog. User with role “Author” can upload images to the blog server, but can not use it in his/her posts. Any HTML tags are immediately removed from post text after “Author” saves his draft or post.
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User Locker 1.1.7 WordPress Plugin Review

November 21st, 2009

WordPress Plugin Review

WordPress Plugin Review

Plugin Name:User Locker v.1.1.7
Date of review: 20th November 2009
Rating: 4.5
Author profile: Daniel Frużyński
WordPress plugin directory link: User Locker

User Locker WordPress plugin introduces maximum number of invalid login attempts for the user name. When this number is exceeded, plugin locks that user account. It can be unlocked by requesting new password (using Lost Password option) or asking help from the blog administrator only.


You can find the original description of this plugin at the authour’s blog plugin page (primary site language is not English, but it is the English description). It this post I will tell you about my impressions after testing this plugin and going through its source code.

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WordPress 2.8.6 Security Release Details

November 14th, 2009

Wordpress 2.8.6 Security Release

Wordpress 2.8.6 Security Release

WordPress 2.8.6 Security Release was published. Official page at wordpress.org doesn’t say too much about it, just that:
2.8.6 fixes two security problems that can be exploited by registered, logged in users who have posting privileges. If you have untrusted authors on your blog, upgrading to 2.8.6 is recommended. The first problem is an XSS vulnerability in Press This. The second problem is an issue with sanitizing uploaded file names that can be exploited in certain Apache configurations.
Is it interesting for you what changes were made in terms of PHP source code? Let’s try to discover WordPress 2.8.6 Security Release details together.
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