Here’s another update on the latest in WordPress development. The following features and enhancements were recently committed to trunk.
- New Blogger importer
- More Atom Publishing Protocol updates
- Atom 1.0 comment feeds
- Proper Atom enclosures
- Comment feeds everywhere. For example, feed for comments on posts in the WordPress category
- Beginnings of conversion to jQuery
- More XML-RPC API enhancements
- PHPMailer integration for better header encoding and SMTP support
- Upgraded Mail Fetch class from SquirrelMail
- Lots of bug fixes
Trac is hopping. We have more people contributing to core WP development than ever. 2.2 is shaping up very nicely.
25 thoughts on “In the Trunk”
Thanks for the update and yes eagerly waiting for 2.2. I have started to love this little software which is so easy to handle and you are up in a few minutes. Who said that web would be so easy. Thanks for the effort and yes, the PHPMailer integration would be of great help to WP users.
Hopefully, with the advent of 2.2, we won’t have to start rushing around searching for compatable themes again. That was a right royal pain with 2.1
Conversion to jQuery?
between phpMailer and jQuery, it’s shaping up to be an awesome release.
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Great post Ryan! 🙂 Just curious though, since I’m running WP 2.2-bleeding on both of my blogs, spencerp.net and vindictivebastard.net
And that all these new “feed features” were implemented into Trunk, what are all the new feed links I could add to my blog’s? So that users can subscribe to them, if they wanted…
At the moment, I have these two on the front page:
But, is there any others I could maybe add per category? Or, any to use for ALL categories, or, what-not? Just was curious.. Again, great post!
You already can. The new feature will just make it easier and include category comment feeds and more customized feed options. See Understanding, Using, and Customizing WordPress Blog Feeds.
Thank you Lorelle! You’re a doll!! I love all of your blog posts! I should have looked over there first, sigh. I’ll do that from now on though! Thanks again! :D:)
+1 for jQuery conversion, a great library.
Regarding phpMailer, it seems that is no longer in active development. I would consider swiftmailer, a fully OOP library with is actively maintained and is feature-richer.
swiftmailer looks nice, but it has different packages for php4 and php5. We’d have to include both copies, which is kinda lame.
The php5 version takes advantage of some of the new OOP features, the use of the try/catch construct for instance. However, the php4 version is fully functional and works in both environments, and is also actively maintained.
“feed for comments on posts in the WordPress category”
fan.tas.tic. can hardly wait. one question though, the URI for your example uses a query string:
assuming we’ll get somethign nicer like:
which means it’d be possible to also do: