Prepping 2.8.5. Get the beta here. Cha…

Prepping 2.8.5. Get the beta here.


  • Fix for trackback DOS
  • Removal of permalink_structure eval
  • Remove some create_function() calls
  • Disallow unfiltered uploads for admins by default. Enable it again with define(‘ALLOW_UNFILTERED_UPLOADS’, true); in wp-config.php
  • Add extra escaping here and there for defense in depth
  • Retire two old importers
  • A few small bug fixes

This is mainly a security hardening release done as part of our always ongoing security audits. There’s nothing exciting in here unless you are concerned about the trackback DOS bug.