WordPressors, time to get downloading. Your favorite open source Blogging platform has been updated for the last time before the 2.1 release, according to Matthew Mullenweg.Posted on the Wordpress Blog
, the latest release is primarily a security update, but additionally sports a few usability improvements.
New usability features include:
* HTML quicktags now compatible with Safari on Macintosh
* Comment filtering to prevent layout disarray
* Compatibility with PHP/FastCGI setups
For the WordPress developers amongst you, there's also a shiny new anti-XSS function called attribute_escape(), and a new filter called "query" which (surprise!) allows you filter SQL queries at runtime.
For those of you using Feedburner, be forewarned that a small bug and its corresponding fix
In related news, WordPress 2.1 is now in public beta so if you maintain a theme or plugin (or are an early adopter), head over to the beta site
to sign up.