WordPress 2.9-beta-1 is available! Get i…

WordPress 2.9-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.-1 is available! Get it here: zip, tar.gz. Start hammering away.

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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 www.wordpress.org 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

Some media upload sketches….

Some media upload sketches.

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