In honor of WordPress’s fifth birthday, I’ve surveyed about 6000 blogs to see how many are running WordPress. This is the same group that I queried back in January, when I created a spider that harvested the blogs from all of Technorati’s main blogging categories. CMS Count Percentage WordPress 2178 34.3 Unknown 1523 23.98 Blogger [...]
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WordPress 2.5 introduced a much more thorough password-hashing algorithm with PHPass. That is great for security, but I was afraid that it would make restoring your WordPress password in the database almost impossible. You see, prior to 2.5, if you needed to reset your password, you could just hash it using md5 and put it [...]
Glenn Reynolds at Instapundit mentioned WordPress today in not-so-flattering terms (emphasis added): LIEBERMAN CAMPAIGN CRASHED OWN WEBSITE: “The server that hosted the joe2006.com Web site failed because it was overutilized and misconfigured.” That’s like when people send me a link to their underpowered WordPress blog, then it produces a “Database Error” message when too many [...]
WordPress 2.5 has been officially released. The new look of the administrative interface, a Flash-based file uploader, and the plugin auto-installer are the new features that have been getting all of the attention. But here are some less glamorous changes that you still might want to know about. WordPress no longer allows you the option [...]
The first release candidate for WordPress 2.5 has been announced. That means that work on this major upgrade to WordPress, whose release is now over a week delayed, is starting to wrap up. However, activity on the lists shows that there is still quite a bit of bug-fixing that remains.