Prepping 2.8.5. Get the beta here. Cha…

Prepping 2.8.5. Get the betaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process. 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 bugbug A bug is an error or unexpected result. Performance improvements, code optimization, and are considered enhancements, not defects. After feature freeze, only bugs are dealt with, with regressions (adverse changes from the previous version) being the highest priority. 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.