WordPress 2.9 Has Finally Arrived

20 December 2009

During the weekend I updated no less than 15 WordPress blogs. The operation went as smooth as a baby’s butt, and hours later, plugin updates starting pouring in. Thanks to the mass updater feature, I was able to install them all at once.

If you’re a developer and you’re interested in what’s new when a plugin updates, check out Changelogger, a plugin which:

[...] shows the latest changelog right on the plugin listing page, whenever there’s a plugin ready to be updated.

The changelog on a plugin update is being shown if the plugin author added a changelog section based on the new readme.txt example file to their plugin.

If you need to optimize your database before updating, but you don’t have access to a phpMyAdmin interface, use Portable phpMyAdmin plugin.

I’m sure a maintenance release will follow in January, perhaps to improve the new features (I still don’t like the post thumb feature and I still use the Get the Image plugin), or to fix the omnipresent bugs. Don’t get me wrong, but new releases always bring new and fresh bugs.

Happy 2.9.

First WordPress Plugin: Portable phpMyAdmin

2 December 2009


I just launched my first WordPress plugin. I needed an easy way to access the MySQL database without going to cPanel for each of my clients’ blogs. So I developed a wrapper for phpMyAdmin, and you can now access it straight from your WordPress Dashboard.

Read more and download Portable phpMyAdmin plugin here.

Stay tuned for more portable plugins!