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WordPress Wednesday Special Edition: WordPress 2.5

WordPress Wednesday Special Edition: WordPress 2.5

This week’s issue of the WordPress Wednesday News is going to be a special edition featuring the recent WordPress 2.4 release, and in the next day or so, I’ll summarize the fantastic news coming from from WordCamp Dallas.

WordPress News

WordPress 2.5 Released: Just before Matt Mullenweg walked upon the stage of Saturday morning, WordPress 2.5 was released to the world after weeks of extensive beta testing.

So far, the reports have been overwhelmingly positive. Reports from the are that while there are a few glitches, the majority of problems people are having with the installation come from their own mistakes, Administration Panel menu based WordPress Plugins, and problems with their customization and tweaking of their WordPress blog and Theme. Few problems have been found directly related to WordPress 2.5 during the upgrade and installation process.

In Peter Westwood’s article on the details of WordPress 2.5 development, he cites that it took 185 days for development, changes to 364 files, patches from over 110 different contributors, and over 1300 individual changes.

WordPress Development published a WordPress 2.5 Screencast Preview just prior to the official release, showing you the new features and improvements.

Here are some articles covering new features, reports and reviews of WordPress 2.5:

In an attempt to honor the many who contributed to WordPress 2.5 development, Peter Westwood created a WordPress 2.5 Contributors tag cloud.

Do You Need Help with WordPress? I’m finding a lot of people still asking for help with their WordPress and blog by blogging their request. This is really dumb, folks. You don’t know who is reading or how qualified they may be to help you. Or you might never get the help you need. Please, go to the for help with the full version of WordPress and the Forums for help with blogs. Get the help you need directly from those who can help you.

Do You Want to Help with WordPress Development and Community? If you would like to help with the , the official online user manual for WordPress users, we need you. If you would like to contribute to WordPress as a volunteer in the WordPress Support Forums, testing, coding, and more, see Contributing to WordPress. If you would like to help improve WordPress by reporting bugs, please report them via the WordPress Bug Report form. Your help is needed to ensure WordPress works.

Last Week’s WordPress Wednesday News: Can’t get enough WordPress news and tips? There is so much news coming out about the latest version, so you can catch up with the past news in last week’s WordPress Wednesday News report which covered WordPress 2.5 Due Any Day, Beta 2 Released, Many Plugins Updated, WordCamp Dallas This Weekend, WordCamp UK Suggested, and More.

WordPress on Your Calendar

WordPress Events CalendarWordCamp Dallas: Dallas WordCamp was a resounding success. I’ll have a full post summarizing the event in the next day or so. We’re all still recovering from information overload.

WordCamp UK? There is a WordCamp UK proposal on the table on Tony Scott’s blog. I’d love to be there, wouldn’t you? Go get involved and help make WordCamp UK a reality.

See Also
YouTube features for Content Creators

WordCamp Australia: Rumors are flying about a WordCamp in Australia. Stay tuned for news!

WordPress Meetup or WordCamp Near You? If you are putting together a WordPress event, please email me so I can publicize it here. If there is a WordCamp near you, go. If you are interested in setting up a WordCamp, stay tuned for news and information on to bring a WordCamp event near you.

Here are some WordPress-related dates and events to put on your calendar as found on the WordPress Roadmap and the WordPress Meetup Group Listings (subject to change):

Even More WordPress News?

Past WordPress Wednesday News Reports

WordPress News Sources

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View Comments (4)
  • Thanks for the weekly roundup, Lorelle — and the reminder that all types of users can contribute. During WordCamp weekend, I realized that there were great opportunities when it came to Codex, so hopefully I can help out soon.

  • Thanks for the link, in case readers are interested, I’ve also already posted a follow up, with details of all the plugins I tested on WP 2.5. Which reminds me, I should probably link to that in the original post.
    Cheers for all the useful info above :)

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