WordPress version 2.8 is available for download. It was released at June 10th, 2009 and is named after trumpeter and vocalist Chet Baker. Let’s first not talk about the bug which I noticed. Instead lets start with what we should do whenever a new version of WordPress appears.
Whenever WordPress latest version appears, it is recommended to upgrade because you might want to keep your files latest so that your blog would be safe from hackers (WP is Open Source – You are looking the cool front end while the hacker is looking the back end because he is a programmer and knows the code in most cases) and you might want to enjoy new features of WordPress. It is necessary to upgrade. Atleast that is what I have learned the hard way. Before you upgrade, take a look at the new features. It can be a minor or major upgrade. In case of minor upgrade it can involve just upgrading some files in WP-admin while for major upgrade the database and all the files are necessary to upgrade.
It is risky and a very long process to upgrade manually; I mean to do it yourself. You can forget some steps in the way and crash everything. I mean do you have really an idea about how to upgrade the database in the right way? Not every blogger does. You need to secure your database, files in uploads directory (if it is named as uploads), themes and plugins before upgrading. I always advise following steps before upgrading:
Plugins are cool. Every WordPress powered blog uses different plugins. They give your blog wings. There are few things you must be aware of before using plugins. What I do, I just test the plugin before I actually use it. All the plugins out there are not trustworthy. Even if any plugin comes by a trusted source, it can have bugs which will make your blogging life a bit complicated. I regularly check plugins, update plugins whenever any update is available and remove the plugin which contain any bug. Here are few popular WPplugins I noticed some bugs in them recently.
To improve Web user’s compatibility experience, Microsoft added a new, user-selectable Compatibility List to the Release Candidate test version of IE 8 that the company released in January. Microsoft describes the list, Version 1.0 of which includes 2,400 sites that don’t render properly in IE 8 (in other words, an “incompatibility list”) as a tool designed to “make sure IE8 customers have a great experience with highly trafficked sites that have not yet fully accommodated IE8’s better implementation of web standards.” Here is the current list of sites that will display automatically in non-standards mode if/when an IE 8 user decides to download and install the Compatibility View list.
I will mention some of those major websites which are incompatible.
Recently I was working with simple XHTML web page in dreamweaver cs3. I had to close and reopen the document while I noticed that Dreamweaver was crashing after opening that particular document. All other pages were opening fine and normal except for that document that was causing to close the dreamweaver after opening it. Here is the dream weaver crash solution. Whenever dreamweaver crashes, check the CSS for problem.
WordPress 2.6.5 is immediately available and fixes one security problem and three bugs. I recommend everyone upgrade to this release. The security issue is an XSS exploit discovered by Jeremias Reith that fortunately only affects IP-based virtual servers running on Apache 2.x. If you are interested only in the security fix, copy wp-includes/feed.php and wp-includes/version.php from the 2.6.5 release package.
Adobe Flash Player 9 – Where is the debugger or host Application Running
Adobe Flash Player 9 application has some missing component. Sometimes when a user opens a website, even he has a working installation of Flash Player, he will get this prompt message. I used to visit a website regularly and that website gave me always this prompt. I thought that the website has something to do with it and when I clicked at “Don’t connect”, it always disappeared. Then I got this prompt today at my own website. I had to find some solution. Try these methods which have worked for me:
For WordPress new release 2.6.2, I updated one of my blog and got my posts exported and then imported into new blog. There one unusual thing I noticed. WP23RP (WP Related Posts Plugin) which I was using and post views plugin did something unusual. Whenever i was going to open my Write new post section It got held and jQuery script went unresponsive while I noticed that there was a loop going on in my Write Panel under Custom Fields Tab. Related posts were populating there which should not be because I was writing a new post, and was not editing any existing post. My server got heavy load and they told me about it. I immediately turned off WP Related posts and Post Views plugins but problem was same. Post views fields were also populating there. I realized that there must be some database problem. I fixed that after a bit of a struggle.