WordPress 2.9 CURLPROTO_FILE bug

Wordpress 2.9 CURLPROTO_FILE bug 1Merry Christmas to everyone and an upcoming happy new year! I hope you’ve got all your reservations because by this time, all of the good spots may already be fully booked. 😉

As for WordPress, it recently released upgrade version 2.9. Joyful as it sounded, it seemed there was a bug in it.

Warning: curl_setopt() [function.curl-setopt]: CURLPROTO_FILE cannot be activated when in safe_mode or an open_basedir is set in /home/domain/public_html/domain/wp-includes/http.php on line 1302

Warning: curl_setopt() [function.curl-setopt]: CURLPROTO_FILE cannot be activated when in safe_mode or an open_basedir is set in /home/domain/public_html/domain/wp-includes/http.php on line 1303

It’s not really a security flaw so don’t fret if you’ve upgraded too. Plus, some are saying its plugin conflicts but the majority has concluded it’s a core bug.

And not to worry, WordPress 2.9.1 should be out soon (hopefully before the new year) and this bug would’ve been squahed. 🙂

P.S.: I just noticed it’s affecting my Twitter and Delicious plugins too. 🙁

P.P.S.: Also found, it’s messing with scheduled publishing.

WordPress 2.9 Features You Definintely Want

Maybe WordPress 2.9 started on the wrong foot with the weird CURLPROTO_FILE bug. But after watching the introductory video of Carmen (WordPress 2.9) I’ve decided to not think about the bug at all.

I never knew the WordPress team had made this new version so much more. Instead of me having to describe it in letters and words for you, watch the video and you’ll want to upgrade to WordPress 2.9.

So, did you find the highlighted features cool? Just say, yes.

Previously, thumbnails in posts could only be achieved by custom fields or integrating scripts like timthumb but now, it’s all with the default WordPress baby! 🙂