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WordPress.com Goes 2.7

Written by Shaibanii Pressed on December 5th, 2008 - 2:56 pm Filled Under: WordPress

WordPress.com just went 2.7, and this is the reason I’m on self-hosted WordPress.

I got 2.7 on the 1st of November, today it’s the 5th of December, so lets see — that’s 30 + 5 hmm.. 35! :-D

35 days after the first beta came out, WP.com users get 2.7. If, if! I was on WP.com, I wouldn’t be able to stand 2.6 after I read how great 2.7 is. I’ve got nothing against WP.com, I’m just saying - I’m grateful that I’m on self-hosted.

No real purpose for this post, just needed to get it out of my system, lol.

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Interesting Capricorn Theme Modification

Written by Shaibanii Pressed on December 3rd, 2008 - 1:51 pm Filled Under: WordPress

Well I was looking through Google, searching for whose using my themes and I came across Matthew O’ Malley, who modified the theme Capricorn and made it more interesting. :-)

Just thought I’d post this to demonstrate a crap theme, modified to look awesome! :P

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Tangofy

Written by Shaibanii Pressed on December 3rd, 2008 - 9:59 am Filled Under: WordPress

I’m not a big fan of the WordPress 2.7 Icons, so I found the plugin Tangofy.

Now what that does is replace the 2.7 icons with icons from Firefox, GNOME and Tango.

WordPress 2.7 Tangofy

Get Tangofy

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WordPress 2.7 RC1

Written by Shaibanii Pressed on December 2nd, 2008 - 10:18 am Filled Under: WordPress

The WP Dev Blog has announced that RC1 is public, just updated. :-)

With the release of RC1, we’re in the final leg of development before the release of 2.7. 280 commits since beta 3 have polished the new admin UI (including new menu icons created by the winners of our icon design contest) and fixed all known blocker bugs.

We think RC1 is ready for everyone to try out. Please download RC1 and help us make the final release the best it can be. As always, back up your blog before upgrading.

Get RC1.

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WordPress 2.6.5

Written by Shaibanii Pressed on November 26th, 2008 - 5:28 pm Filled Under: WordPress

WordPress 2.6.5 has been released as posted on the WordPress dev blog. It contains a security fix and 3 bug fixes.

I gotta update Snapo569 — it’s on 2.6.3 :-|

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Tutorial: How To Install WordPress

Written by Shaibanii Pressed on November 25th, 2008 - 7:37 pm Filled Under: Tutorials, WordPress

I get asked a lot to install WordPress for people; here’s how.

1. Download the latest version of WordPress from WordPress.org.

2. Upload.

3. Set up your MySQL database and user.

4. Go to http://yoursite.com/wp-admin/install.php

Done. How simple? O.o

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WordPress 2.7 Beta 3

Written by Shaibanii Pressed on November 16th, 2008 - 5:22 pm Filled Under: WordPress

The 3rd WordPress 2.7 was released today, upgraded this morning; as usual, auto-upgrade.

WordPress 2.7 Beta 3 has been released for your testing pleasure. Here are some of the changes since Beta 2 (over 160 changes in total):

  • Numerous style improvements and refinements.
  • All admin notices now go under the page title.
  • PHP Notice fixes.
  • Dashboard widget options now properly save.
  • Menu fixes.
  • New design for Quick Edit.
  • Canonical feed URL fixes.
  • Walker fixes.
  • An update for Hello Dolly.
  • Plugin installer updates.
  • Numerous font updates.
  • Updated login logo.
  • Switch position of “Save Draft” and “Preview” buttons in publish module.
  • File upload support for MS Office 2007+ file formats.
  • Media upload buttons won’t show if the user doesn’t have the upload capability.
  • Canonical redirects only do yes-www or no-www redirection for domains.
  • Shift-click checkbox range selection improvement.
  • Add New User page now separate.
  • Tag suggest only suggests tags (not other taxonomy terms).
  • QuickPress shows “Submit for Review” if user cannot publish.
  • Private posts/pages, and password-protected posts/pages are rolled into new “Visibility” section of publish module.

If you have already installed Beta 1 or Beta 2, you can update to Beta 3 via the Tools -> Update menu. If you have problems, or if this is your first time in the 2.7 beta ring, you can download and upgrade the old fashioned way.

Get 2.7 Beta 3.

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http.php Error

Written by Shaibanii Pressed on November 13th, 2008 - 8:03 pm Filled Under: WordPress

Just saying that when I logged in today I got an error with wp-includes/http.php. Here’s the fix ;)

http://wordpress.org/support/topic/216251

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Fake WordPress Sites

Written by Shaibanii Pressed on November 6th, 2008 - 9:04 pm Filled Under: WordPress

Wow, I never imagined that there would be fake WordPress sites. Just proves that WordPress is so great, people wanna ruin it! How annoying? :-|

WeblogToolsCollection posts an awesome article with tips and links on how to make sure you do not fall for these scams.

How about using a simple tip? — Download WordPress from WordPress.org. Doesn’t get any simpler. :-)

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WordPress 2.7 Beta 2

Written by Shaibanii Pressed on November 6th, 2008 - 8:58 pm Filled Under: WordPress

Just upgraded to WP 2.7 Beta 2 and loved it :-D Auto-Upgrade for life!

WordPress 2.7 Beta 2 is ready.  Here is a quick rundown of changes since beta 1.

  • The Upload button didn’t always show. Fixed.
  • JS on the Dashboard broke for blogs with no comments, causing several UI elements to “freeze”. Fixed.
  • Recent Drafts Dashboard module didn’t show correct times. Fixed.
  • Various Autosave fixes.
  • Redirect after deleting a page from the editor went back to the deleted page. Fixed.
  • Fixed loading of translations for default TinyMCE plugins.
  • Added avatars to the edit users list.
  • Added some missing translations.
  • Fixed some validation errors.
  • Fixed some PHP warnings and notices.
  • Handle inconsistent file permissions during auto upgrade
  • Change Publish box layout to better accommodate internationalized text
  • Fix quick editing of the last page in the Edit Pages list
  • Fix Screen Options for IE
  • Fixes for choose tag from tag cloud
  • Rewrite rules fixes for certain hosts
  • Don’t check for updates on every page load
  • Easier post box dropping
  • Preview fixes
  • RTL fixes
  • Fixed broken wp-mail
  • Plugin update and install fixes
  • First draft of contextual help tab

If you have already installed beta 1, you can update to beta 2 via the Tools -> Update menu.  Beta 1 does have a bug in the automatic upgrade that breaks certain setups, so be prepared to download and install Beta 2 manually if you experience problems.

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