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Capricorn Downloaded 1000+ Times

Written by Shaibanii Pressed on January 4th, 2009 - 4:15 pm Filled Under: WordPress

Capricorn, my first WordPress theme has been downloaded more than 1000 times :-D W00t!


First Ever WordPress Meetup In Dubai

Written by Shaibanii Pressed on December 31st, 2008 - 1:51 pm Filled Under: WordPress

Matt Mullenweg, WordPress founder is in Dubai! There’ll be a meetup and here are the details:

Who: Matt, and other WordPress users.
What: WordPress user meetup with Matt.
When: Friday, January 2nd 2009.
Where: Montgomery Golf Course – Dubai, UAE.
Why: To meet Matt and other fellow WordPress users.
RSVP to this event.

Why do I live in Abu Dhabi again? (Another city in the UAE) All the cool stuff happens in Dubai, lol. :-|


Capricorn 1.2

Written by Shaibanii Pressed on December 30th, 2008 - 11:58 am Filled Under: QuickPress

It’s out! :-D
Capricorn @ WP Themes

BTW: It has been downloaded more than 900 times :-)


Prioritizing Features for WordPress 2.8

Written by Shaibanii Pressed on December 24th, 2008 - 12:59 pm Filled Under: WordPress

Wow, I thought that they’d start working on 2.8 sometime in February or something :-) Go WP Devs!

Everyone knows by now that WordPress 2.7 is packed with new features. Now that it’s available (almost 600,000 downloads as I write this!), it’s time to start working on 2.8. There were dozens of things that got tabled during 2.7 due to time constraints, and there are a lot of high-rated features in the Ideas forum, so there are a lot of potential features under consideration.

Right now, the lead developers are thinking the top priorities for 2.8 will be widget management, theme browser/installer and performance upgrades. The rest of the development time will be taken up with bug tickets and additional features/enhancements from a prioritized list. To that end, we’ve posted a new survey for you to help us prioritize features for 2.8. The list pulls from the developers’ “2.7 leftovers” list as well as the most popular features from the Ideas forum. Just rank each feature and tell us your top pick (up to three). You also have the option of adding comments or additional suggestions, but this is not mandatory. For your response to count, you must rank all of the features in the list. The survey has only one page.

Note that media features are not included in this list as we will be posting a separate survey for media-specific features soon.

Cast your votes any time this week, but as always the sooner the better. This survey will close at noon on December 31, 2008 UTC.

In the new year, we will be reviving scheduled IRC developer chats, where the lead developers will discuss the week’s progress on feature development, providing opportunities for people to ask questions or make suggestions. These will be held early in the day on Wednesdays (U.S. Wednesday), and the specific time will be posted here on the development blog once it’s been finalized.

As a related aside, we spent a significant amount of time during 2.7 development sifting through Trac tickets that really shouldn’t have been there. Feature ideas and requests do not belong in Trac, they belong in the Ideas forum. Please reserve Trac for reporting bugs and things that need fixing (typos, code enhancements, etc.). If you are asking for a new UI, a new feature, or a new approach to coding something, that’s not an enhancement, it’s a new feature. New features will be entered into Trac by developers once it has been determined that the feature should be included in core. To help speed up development, moving forward we will close Trac tickets that are actually feature requests, with the comment that they should be posted in the Ideas forum instead. Please help the developers maximize their time by following this guideline.

Thanks for your help!


the_date and the_time tags

Written by Shaibanii Pressed on December 22nd, 2008 - 3:46 pm Filled Under: Code

You know, for a while I thought the_date for WordPress was 100% good… Them I found out it sucks! Sometimes it doesn’t show, sometimes it shows up in different formats so here’s what I’ll use from now on…

<?php the_time('F j, Y'); ?>

Output: December 22, 2008

Simple, and easy. :-)


The Beast Has Been Unleashed!

Written by Shaibanii Pressed on December 11th, 2008 - 11:31 am Filled Under: WordPress

WordPress 2.7 is out! Sooner than I though, I thought it would come out around the end of December. There is a post on the WP Dev Blog, that outlines everything. Thanks WordPress for this awesomeness of a blog publishing tool! :-D


WordPress 2.7 RC2

Written by Shaibanii Pressed on December 10th, 2008 - 5:26 pm Filled Under: WordPress

WordPress 2.7 RC2 has been released. Woo!

There comes a time in every WordPress release when it’s ready for the world , to come out of its cocoon and feel the light of the world on its wings for the first time.

It’s not quite that time yet, but we’re as close as we’ve ever been, hence the immediate availability of 2.7 Release Candidate 2, or RC2 for short.

Of course if you were already testing 2.7, you can just use the built-in core updater (Tools > Upgrade) to download and install RC2 for you (and later upgrade you to the final release when it’s available) but if not you can use the download link above.

We feel this release is pretty much exactly what we’re going to ship as 2.7, barring any final bugs or polish tweaks that you report or we find.

Comments Goes 2.7

Written by Shaibanii Pressed on December 5th, 2008 - 2:56 pm Filled Under: WordPress 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, users get 2.7. If, if! I was on, I wouldn’t be able to stand 2.6 after I read how great 2.7 is. I’ve got nothing against, 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.


MySpace,, and More Randomness

Written by Shaibanii Pressed on December 4th, 2008 - 7:14 pm Filled Under: Dear Blog

Dear Blog,

Today I registered to MySpace, and found out that it totally sucks. Facebook is way better and less confusing. :-)

Also my dear blog, will be going 2.7 today. I wonder if that will make me switch to I’ve always had this thought in my head, about moving to I wonder why. Self-hosted has way more features, and I’m gonna end up paying either way, lol.

BYOB - Live in London <– Awesome performance!

I need an iPod Touch before going to Kuwait. With that, I can post here! With photos hopefully :-D

I’m considering switching to Safari, Firefox drives up my blood pressure.

I’m still using my computer without a fan! Ha! Talk about survival :P

I watched Madagascar 2 again yesterday, I absolutely love King Julian. :-D

That’s all for now.


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