WordPress 2.8.1 beta upgrade is available

Many Intrahost clients use their web hosting account to run a blog - usually based on WordPress and last week saw the release of a major update, version 2.8. Now, if you updated last week to the latest version of Wordpress you may be aware of a few bugs kicking around; problems with themes, the dashboard, incomplete page loads and the automatic upgrade!

You'll be pleased to now that the WordpPress developers have taken their first steps towards fixing these bugs with the release of WordPress 2.8.1 beta.

Download WordPress 2.8.1 beta

Here are a few of the bugs fixed so far

  • Many themes were calling get_categories() in such a way that the command failed under 2.8.  Now 2.8.1 works around this no changes are necessary to these themes
  • Users were running out of memory when loading the dashboard, resulting in an incomplete page. So Dashboard memory usage has been reduced.
  • Thankfully the automatic upgrade no longer accidentally deletes files when cleaning up from a failed upgrade!
  • The rich text editor will now load, avoiding compression issues.

To automatically upgrade from 2.8 to 2.8.1 Beta 1, follow these instructions.

WordPress can be automatically installed by Intrahost clients who are using the Fantastico add-on that comes as part of the cPanel control panel on their Linux based web hosting account.