Monthly Archives: July 2009

WordPress 2.8.1

WordPress 2.8.1 fixes many bugs and tightens security for plugin administration pages. Core Security Technologies notified us that admin pages added by certain plugins could be viewed by unprivileged users, resulting in information being leaked. Not all plugins are vulnerable to this problem, but we advise upgrading to 2.8.1 to be safe.

What else is new since 2.8?  Read through the highlights below, or  view all changes since 2.8

  • Certain themes were calling get_categories() in such a way that it would fail in 2.8. 2.8.1 works around this so these themes won’t have to change.
  • Dashboard memory usage is reduced.  Some people were running out of memory when loading the dashboard, resulting in an incomplete page.
  • The automatic upgrade no longer accidentally deletes files when cleaning up from a failed upgrade.
  • A problem where the rich text editor wasn’t being loaded due to compression issues has been worked around.
  • Extra security has been put in place to better protect you from plugins that do not do explicit permission checks.
  • 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.
  • Switched back to curl as the default transport.
  • Updated the translation library to avoid a problem with mbstring.func_overload.
  • Stricter inline style sanitization.
  • Stricter menu security.
  • Disabled code highlighting due to browser incompatibilities.
  • RTL layout fixes.

Upcoming Aion Closed Beta Events

The Fourth Aion Closed Beta Event starts on Friday, July 17, 2009 – Noon PT, and ends on Monday, July 20, 2009. For this event we can expect the first 25 levels of both the Elyos and Asmodians and a first taste of the Abyss!

For the first time, Aion players will get to experience the infamous Abyss, an unstable rift between the two shattered halves of Atreia where the center of the Tower of Eternity used to be. Get ready for a whole new MMO experience with PvPvE – epic battles with hundreds of Elyos and Asmodians fighting both each other and the AI-controlled Balaur!

Upcoming Closed Beta Events:

Closed Beta Event #4 – July 17-July 20 Focus: Elyos and Asmodian levels 1-25
Closed Beta Event #5 – July 31-August 3 Focus: TBD
Closed Beta Event #6 – August 14-August 17 Focus: TBD


New WoW Tier 9 Set Preview

For new patch 3.2, Call of the Crusade, Blizzard has announced new tier-9 class sets. The players will be able to obtain these new sets by competing in the Crusaders’ Coliseum.

To keep with the themes of the Argent Tournament, players will notice this time around that the Horde and Alliance have unique looks to distinguish them apart.