We done goofed. One of the security fixes for WordPress 3.0.5 was overzealous. It fixed the issue, but it also stripped advanced HTMLHTML HyperText Markup Language. The semantic scripting language primarily used for outputting content in web browsers. (on display, not save, thankfully) from comments by people with the unfiltered_html capability. It’s sort of a rare 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. — doesn’t apply to multisitemultisite Used to describe a WordPress installation with a network of multiple blogs, grouped by sites. This installation type has shared users tables, and creates separate database tables for each blog (wp_posts becomes wp_0_posts). See also network, blog, site installs, and not many people know that Editors and Administrators on single WP installs can use images etc in comments, so we don’t think it warrants another release. People have WordPress 3.0 fatigue already. And 3.1 is so close I can taste it (takes like pork BBQ, natch). But it is still annoying.

As Nacin mentioned, a hotfix for this issue went into Akismet 2.5.3. Akismet is very popular, and just happened to be planning an update today. We figured that would be an easy way to fix the issue for some WordPress users today. The Akismet team at Automattic was kind enough to oblige.

But this wasn’t the first non-critical-but-sort-of-annoying bug in WordPress, and it won’t be the last. So I created a pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the Plugin Directory or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party: Hotfix. It fixes the 3.0.5 bug, but I intend for it to fix selected future bugs as well. If we can get this installed on a bunch of sites, it could be a very handy way to push fixes out to people faster than we can with WordPress coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. releases.