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 has appeared.
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.
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