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Thanks for releasing the patch so quickly. Was getting worried someone might mess with my blog via the security breach

WordPress 2.0.4

WordPress 2.0.4, the latest stable release in our Duke series, is available for immediate download. This release contains several important security fixes, so it highly recommended for all users. Weve also rolled in a number of bug fixes (over 50!), so its a pretty solid release across the board.

Upgrading is fairly simple, just overwrite your old files with the latest from the download. If youd like more thorough instructions, the Codex is always the best spot.

Since this is a security release, if you have any friends with blogs make sure to remind them to upgrade and lend a hand if they are not too savvy. Were all in this together.

By Matt

Thanks for releasing the patch so quickly. Was getting worried someone might mess with my blog via the security breach

Accessible Search by Google

Accessible Search is a new thing in Google labs that puts websites that are standards friendly to the top of the results. This is very interesting because it seems Google is getting into other Page Rank and that I heard they are also working on a Trust Rank and I wonder if the toolbar will start to reflect other ways Google ranks the site. Having a disabled family member it makes me happy that Google has made a way for her to search for websites that are more friendly to her disablity. Congratulations to Google Team and I hope this makes it out of the Labs real soon. Also if you want to do a side by side search comparing the two seaches click here

Google Labs

Google Labs

Google labs is a place where Google is testing out new things alot has been coming out of the labs lately so I wanted to spotlight some of the great things Google has coming out that I saw

Google Reader
Use Google’s web-based feed reader to keep up with what’s important to you

Google Page Creator
Create your own web pages, quickly and easily

Accessible Search
Web search for the visually Impaired

Google Trends
See what the world is searching for

Google Spreadsheets
Create, store and share spreadsheets on the web

So let me know what is your favorite new Google feature and why, even if I did not list it.

Firefox 2 Beta 1: Live Today

Firefox 2 Beta 1: Live Today

Web Standards member Molly E. Holzschlag has announced that Firefox has just released a beta verision of FireFox 2

Some of the features mentioned include:

Better feed support
Default open link in new tab rather than new window
Inline spellcheck for form fields
Microsummaries for bookmarks
Support for JavaScript 1.7
Improved security for plugins and extensions
Client-side session and persistent storage
Support for SVG text using svg:textPath

So, lets give it a whirl, folks, and express your thoughts in comments. The good folks at Mozilla will want to know what you think

Crying Foul on Accessibility Claims

Crying Foul on Accessibility Claims
Or how not to waste tax-payers money on inaccessible sites or make grand claims on accessibility that you cannot fully back up.

By Ian Lloyd

This has an interesting list of ten things to do and a piece on trustworthy trustmarks make sure ot click thur and check out the web standards post on this great subject.