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WordPress 2.9 Enhancements Every Developer Must Know

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You can read the full list of new features, changes, upgrades, and improvements on the Codex. Following is our list of resources for more significant features/changes from developer’s point of view:

Post Thumbnails

  • Everything you need to know about WordPress 2.9’s post image feature
  • Display post image with backward compatibility
  • Using The New Post Thumbnail Feature In WordPress 2.9
  • New Excerpt Filters

    • Quick & Easy Excerpt Mods Coming in WordPress 2.9

    Sidebar Descriptions

    Custom Post Types

    Filter User Contact

    New Templates Based on Slug

    Enhancements For Users

    Image Editor

    Trash Status

    Media Embed

    Other Important Enhancements & Features

    WordPress 2.9 offers many other enhancements and features that will further strengthen its position as one of the best publishing platform. Here are few more notable enhancements and features you should be aware of:

    • Batch Plugin Update:
      You will now be able to upgrade multiple plugins with one click from our WordPress Admin Panel
    • Comment Metadata:
      Metadata for comments is just like it is for posts, pages, and users. Allowing developers to easily highlight comments of various types (e.g., popular etc).
    • User Registration via XMLRPC:
      You can now enable user registration through a XMLRPC client
    • Optimize / Repair Database:
      WordPress has added a new feature which allows you to optimize / repair your database. You can activate this function by setting WP_ALLOW_REPAIR=true in your wp-config file.
    • Custom Theme Directories:
      Wordpress 2.9 introduces register_theme_directory() …

    Additional Resources

    We hope you found this post useful and timely, and remember to share any additional WordPress 2.9 resources for developers that we may have missed.


    From: http://www.w3avenue.com/2009/12/17/wordpress-29-enhancements-every-developer-must-know/

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