Category Archives: WordPress News

WordPress 3.6 will Introduce Audio and Video Support in the Core

The upcoming WordPress 3.6 release will add native support for Audio and Video files in the core. This means that you will be able to embed an audio or video player on a WordPress page using a simple shortcode (you won’t need to use any plugin for it).

Previously if you wanted to play an MP3 audio file from your Media Library, you had to install a plugin. This should be good news for bands, podcasters, vloggers etc. the ability to easily expresses themselves without using an external service.

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WordPress 3.1.1 is Now Available

WordPress 3.1.1 is now available. This maintenance and security release fixes almost thirty issues in 3.1, including:

  • Some security hardening to media uploads
  • Performance improvements
  • Fixes for IIS6 support
  • Fixes for taxonomy and PATHINFO (/index.php/) permalinks
  • Fixes for various query and taxonomy edge cases that caused some plugin compatibility issues

Version 3.1.1 also addresses three security issues discovered by WordPress core developers. The first hardens CSRF prevention in the media uploader. The second avoids a PHP crash in certain environments when handling devilishly devised links in comments, and the third addresses an XSS flaw.  Consider upgrading to this version when you can.