wordpress 2.8.1 released
OK people, no more playing around. After a month or so in Beta, a ton of bug fixes and tightened security, WordPress 2.8.1 has been made official by the WordPress (news, site) team. 

The newest version of WordPress, more commonly known as “Baker”, underwent two Beta stages after its initial release in June of this year. Combined, the two releases resolved dozens of tickets.

Naturally, the official release of version 2.8.1 addresses several more issues. On their development blog, the WordPress team highlights one issue in particular: information was being leaked due to certain plugins allowing underprivileged users to view admin pages. Not all plugins had the bug, but upgrading is certainly still a good idea. Other highlights include:

  • Dashboard memory usage is reduced. Some people were running out of memory when loading the dashboard, resulting in an incomplete page.
  • Translation of role names fixed.
  • wp_page_menu() defaults to sorting by the user specified menu order rather than the page title.
  • Upload error messages are now correctly reported.
  • Autosave error experienced by some IE users is fixed.
  • Styling glitch in the plugin editor fixed.
  • SSH2 filesystem requirements updated.
  • Updated the translation library to avoid a problem with mbstring.func_overload.
  • Stricter inline style sanitization.
  • Disabled code highlighting due to browser incompatibilities.
  • RTL layout fixes

As always, you can read the full list of fixes and changes here. Or, go update happy here.