There’s a new version of WordPress out for those who host their own blogs. The main change seems to be the incorporation of the widgets plugin as a part of the base code. Dougal Campbell lists the main changes:
- Atom feeds updated to Atom 1.0
- Preliminary support for Atom Publishing Protocol
- Widgets are now supported in core
- Protection against activating broken plugins
- “Deactivate All Plugins” button. Sadly, my “Reactivate All Plugins” patch didn’t make it into this release. Hopefully you’ll see it in WP 2.3.
- Improvements to comment management
- Code optimizations and speedups
- Future WYSIWYG support for the Safari browser
- Post Preview moved into a popup window, rather than an iframe on the Write page
- WordPress-specific XML–RPC API
- JQuery support
This is a great advance for WordPress, as drag and rop layout editing is a feature of other blogging systems. Am nervous about upgrading though – as I already use the widgts plugin – will this just override everything I have already set up?