There is a lot of news about WordPress this week, especially about the recent upgrade and security patch for WordPress 2.1.1 and the news about the upcoming release of WordPress 2.2. WordPressMU 1.1.1 was released, I discovered a new Multilingual WordPress blog and community, and there are WordPress contests, challenges, and memes spreading across the web. [Read more…]
The news around the WordPress Community is still buzzing about WordPress 2.1. Posts are popping up all over announcing successful upgrades and pointing out a few bugs along the way. For the most part, the problems continue to be around WordPress Themes and WordPress Plugins which are still not compatible with the new version.
The good side is that WordPress Theme and Plugin authors are now updating, rereleasing, and releasing new Themes and Plugins so fast, it’s hard to keep up. [Read more…]
I’ve just spent about two hours rummaging thru 64 pages of spam flagged by Akismet (that’s over 3,150+ spam comments/trackbacks in the last 4 days alone). Of the lot, I found at least 4 legit comments and 7 trackbacks which I had to un-mark as spam and they were not all easy to spot amongst tons and tons of actual spam. A margin of error for false positives of about 0.3% is actually pretty good but don’t we all want those precious comments and trackbacks to get thru without a hitch, right? [Read more…]
In general, the WordPress community is settling down after the recent release of release of WordPress 2.1, and people are now upgrading with more confidence since most of the glitches are now fairly well known and more easily fixed. There have been an amazing swell in new and updated WordPress Plugins, so check your Plugins to see if they’ve been updated.
The Custom Fields Contest continues, and more video capabilities have been added to WordPress.com, and…well, a lot has been going on, including the discovery of some interesting Easter eggs and great extras in the Rich Text Editor. I’ve also added a new section featuring five WordPress tips and techniques articles a week. Oh, and Matt’s playing with podcasts – watch out. [Read more…]
Powered by WordPress Directory has just opened up showcasing any WordPress blog that wants to register.
WordPress users like to work with WordPress users, so this might be a fun way of connecting the dots with others fans of WordPress.
Vamsi Gangavalli has put this together as part of a “Human Edited Blog Directory” project.
The Powered by WordPress Directory currently features more than 500 categories and sub-categories for cataloging WordPress bloggers and blogs. [Read more…]
Now that the dust is starting to settle around the recent WordPress 2.1, as was the hot news last week and the week before, there is a lot of new features and fun being had on WordPress.com blogs and a new contest by Aaron Brazell which should make some noise for a very powerful but often overlooked feature on WordPress blogs.
Before we get to the WordPress Wednesday news, Happy Birthday, WordPress!
January 25 was the 4th birthday of WordPress. Mike Little remembered the first beginnings that led to the development of WordPress.
Back to more important things, as I reported in the WordPress news last week, the WordPress 2.1 release went fairly well, though two issues frequently came to the fore: Compatibility with WordPress 2.1 and WordPress Themes and WordPress Plugins. [Read more…]
The majority of the news around WordPress this week has hovered between the release of WordPress 2.1 (installation advice below) and the security patch release of WordPress 2.0.7 after a known security flaw was exploited and some popular WordPress blogs were hacked.
WordPress 2.1 News
WordPress 2.1 is named after Ella Fitzgerald, the amazing singer renown for her famous 3-octave range and how she changed the jazz world forever. All major WordPress releases are named after famous jazz musicians, and this is the first woman to make the list.
Ryan Boren announced the release of the WordPress 2.1 Release Candidate late last week, and the WordPress 2.1 final public release came out on schedule, Monday. Expect a lot of reports from your favorite blog on how they handled their WordPress 2.1 upgrade. [Read more…]