Fresh from the press! WordPress 2.8.1 was released just a few minutes ago. I just happened to look up and my Dashboard says, “WordPress 2.8.1 available! Please update now.” It’s time to put to test my upgrade shell script which was conceived during the last WordPress upgrade. It’s never been tested with an actual upgrade. I have been waiting for this moment.
What’s new with WordPress 2.8.1? Aesthetically, nothing really! You won’t see any changes. Most of the fixes in WordPress 2.8.1 were done to fix security holes, reduce memory usage, problems with the rich text editor, automatic upgrade script, upload and auto-save errors. Here’s a list of fixes.