WordPress Getz a 2.2. Release

It’s been more than a month since the last WordPress release (2.1). It’s upgrade time again. WordPress 2.2 is now available for download via the code name Getz. You know the drill, (1) download, (2) backup, (3) install or however you do your upgrade process. Here are the new features of WordPress 2.2.

  • WordPress Widgets allow you to easily rearrange and customize areas of your weblog (usually sidebars) with drag-and-drop simplicity. This functionality was originally available as a plugin Widgets are now included by default in the core code, significantly cleaned up, and enabled for the default themes.
  • Full Atom support, including updating our Atom feeds to use the 1.0 standard spec and including an implementation of the Atom Publishing API to complement our XML-RPC interface.
  • A new Blogger importer that is able to handle the latest version of Google’s Blogger product and seamlessly import posts and comments without any user interaction beyond entering login.
  • Infinite comment stream, meaning that on your Edit Comments page when you delete or spam a comment using the AJAX links under each comment it will bring in another comment in the background so you always have 20 items on the page. (I know it sounds geeky, but try it!)
  • Protection from activating a plugin or editing a file that will break blog installation.
  • Core plugin and filter speed optimizations to make everything feel a bit more snappy and lighter on the blog’s server.
  • Added a hook for WYSIWYG support in a future version of Safari.

Download now folks.

Update: This blog is now running WordPress 2.2. It took me almost an hour to complete the upgrade process. Buckled down during the uploading of the new WP files into the server using FTP via PLDT’s myDSL connection. It’s uber slow.  Will check on the new features of WP 2.2 now.

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