New version of Akismet plugin released 2.5.6 blog…

New version of Akismet 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 WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party released – 2.5.6:

  • blog post: http://blog.akismet.com/2012/04/26/akismet-wordpress-plugin-2-5-6/
  • diff from 2.5.5 to 2.5.6: https://plugins.trac.wordpress.org/changeset?old_path=/akismet/tags/2.5.5&old=&new_path=/akismet/tags/2.5.6&new

summary from the change log:

  • Prevent retry scheduling problems on sites where wp_cron is misbehaving
  • Preload mshot previews
  • Modernize the widgetWidget A WordPress Widget is a small block that performs a specific function. You can add these widgets in sidebars also known as widget-ready areas on your web page. WordPress widgets were originally created to provide a simple and easy-to-use way of giving design and structure control of the WordPress theme to the user. code
  • Fix a 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. where comments were not held for moderation during an error condition
  • Improve the UXUX User experience and display when comments are temporarily held due to an error
  • Makemake A collection of P2 blogs at make.wordpress.org, which are the home to a number of contributor groups, including core development (make/core, formerly "wpdevel"), the UI working group (make/ui), translators (make/polyglots), the theme reviewers (make/themes), resources for plugin authors (make/plugins), and the accessibility working group (make/accessibility). the Check For Spam button force a retry when comments are held due to an error
  • Handle errors caused by an invalidinvalid A resolution on the bug tracker (and generally common in software development, sometimes also notabug) that indicates the ticket is not a bug, is a support request, or is generally invalid. key
  • Don’t retry comments that are too old
  • Improve error messages when verifying an APIAPI An API or Application Programming Interface is a software intermediary that allows programs to interact with each other and share data in limited, clearly defined ways. key

I’ll file a ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker. to request updating to the 2.5.6 tagtag A directory in Subversion. WordPress uses tags to store a single snapshot of a version (3.6, 3.6.1, etc.), the common convention of tags in version control systems. (Not to be confused with post tags.).

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