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WordPress E-commerce 3.8 RC4, the final release near the corner

In WP e-Commerce 3.8 you’ll find new user interface and new features as custom post types for products, massive database optimizations and better template integration for designers.

  • Tax fixes for per product tax
  • Shipping same as billing fixes
  • Code cleanup
  • Translations now are loaded before we try to access them
  • Secured debugging page
  • Fixed pagination in category pages when products page is set as home page
  • Stock control fixes
  • Added AJAX indicator when changing sale status
  • Added filters for packing slip and emails sent to customer
  • Fixes for features products
  • Fixed upgrade process
  • Fixed multiple downloads

What new goodies WordPress 3.1 bring in?

Although I am aware are still many who have not upgraded to WordPress 3.0 for various reasons – incompatible themes or plugins or “antique” proclaimed recommendations WordPress Guru, etc., were announced a few days ago in WordPress development blog by some of new features for version 3.1.

Some general ideas about what is new in WordPress 3.1 is expected to be released somewhere until December 15th.

If you use WordPress.com management are familiar with the bar offering quick access to most functions of a blog. It seems that a similar version will be introduced for self-hosted version and will not be enabled by default, which is a good idea. It seems that QuickPress and will be introduced as a theme template tag which means that soon we should expect a fast direct frontpage editor, something quite similar front-end editor plugin.

Internal Linking allows searching blog contents and internal linking to any resources. A plugin which will be built on new functionality, to get an idea of why and how, is Link to Post.

A feature for those using WordPress MU to be introduced in 3.1 is a clearer separation of the dashboard for a blog that is centralized and network. Since I have two bloage with a relatively extensive network can only rejoice.

Administration will again receive some visual changes “spiced” with more opportunities AJAX and sort / search more advanced than today.

As usual will be incorporated into a number of bug fixes. A stable beta version will be released somewhere in the second half of November.

What’s WordPress 3.1 all about

After perhaps the longest development cycle in the history of WordPress versions, beta releases and 5 RC 2 was released WordPress version 3.1. I must admit I liked the approach that “When it’s ready used this version, similar to Drupal’s philosophy.

I have written in this time about what new features make WordPress 3.1, I explained how to disable the bar management, but there are many more to mention.

First it should be noted that the administration interface is much faster, sorting articles and comments is much faster, without refresh, by AJAX and blue theme administration suffered some styling changes. Editor of items is less crowded, most essential widgets being disabled by default. Visual editor has been “cleansed” of bugs and should behave better now.

Developers will be delighted with the improvements, especially on the part of CMS to WordPress. More than likely repeat myself, but WordPress is not much just a simple blogging platform.

We post formats – the right of the three supported the theme Twenty Ten, but they are interesting opportunities for development. For example, all Tumblr-style WordPress themes, themes that have become quite popular lately, are easier to implement.

Finally archives for custom types are built-in posts, and menus are more easily integrated and customized. MU WordPress administration panel has been redesigned and is more intuitive, not just another dashboard.

Worthy to note is that WordPress 3.1 is the latest version which will support PHP 4, the standard version 3.2 will be PHP 5. There should be a major problem, most găzduitorilor providing support for PHP 5, some even exclusively, but now you have a reason to move from a dozen different Hoster.

WordPress 3.1 significant figures than 2000 commits more than 820 tickets in Trac resolved, some of them on the old version 2.7. All this was made more than 180 developers involved in the entire development process. That said, click, click and update! 🙂