Two big patches for 2.9 just went in. […

Two big patches for 2.9 just went in.

[12025] by Andy Peatling allows themes to use register_theme_directory() to specify a wp-content-relative path containing theme directories. WP will additionally scan that. Primary use case is BuddyPress adding its themes without requiring copying.

[12023] by Viper007Bond enables smart embeds along with oEmbed support. For instance, to embed a YouTube or Vimeo video, just paste the URLURL A specific web address of a website or web page on the Internet, such as a website’s URL in your browser on a blank line. It’ll grab the correct embed code for you. Much easier than wrangling with embed code vomit or remembering special shortcodes.

#2-9, #buddypress, #embeds, #themes