Today in WordPress world – 21/10

the 2.8.5 version of WordPress is here!

  • You have probably already seen it in your WordPres dashboards, the 2.8.5 version of WordPress is here!

    The headline changes in this release are:
    * A fix for the Trackback Denial-of-Service attack that is currently being seen.
    * Removal of areas within the code where php code in variables was evaluated.
    * Switched the file upload functionality to be whitelisted for all users including Admins.
    * Retiring of the two importers of Tag data from old plugins.

    We would recommend that all sites are upgraded to this new version of WordPress to ensure that you have the best available protection.

  • Slidefolio is a free gallery WordPress theme, with posts displayed in a slideshow format. Check it out; it is easdy to use and perfect to use as photoblog.
  • Another great smashing magazine article, that lists 10 useful WordPress code snippets, hacks and tips to help you create a WordPress theme that stands out from the crowd.