If you have been waiting anxiously for the WordPress team to release the latest version of the blogging platform you may have been disappointed a tad bit. But that was all in the past. The WordPress team have released a Release Candidate (RC1) version of the tagged WordPress 2.5.
The release candidate is most likely going to be the final build and unless some major bugs are reported you can get ready to upgrade in the next couple of days.
Some of the major changes in the new version include;
Total revamp of the Dashboard
Continue reading WordPress 2.5 Sneak Peek Released
There is not much I have written much in the new year but as many of you know I was busy in creating a plugin. So the first post of the year from me is a plugin release.
Let’s see the main reason why I created this plugin before I can tell you more about it. Many a times you may want to startup a new blog or move from an existing host to another one, moving your database and WordPress installation is quite easy but that cannot be said about plugins and themes. You have to either download each and every plugin and upload it to the new server or copy over all the theme files to the new site or host so that you can have the same look and feel.
Though this may not occur as a part of a day to day blogging activity whenever it happens it turns out to be a hassle.
I believe that out of the billions of bloggers at least 100s and 1000s of them may be recreating their blogs on a new site or launching a new blog. This plugin is aimed to help those people who do not want to lose their old plugins and themes while migrating to their new host or creating a new website altogether.
Continue reading WordPress Portability Kit Plugin Private Beta Testing
I would like to thank Keith for this awesome opportunity to meet some new folks and engage in a conversation at one of my favorite blogs! I write about Technology & cool finds in the Internet at ShanKri-la.
I just recently helped a friend move from WordPress.com blog to a self-hosted blog. As I was implementing little tweaks in it I figured that it will be great to have a list of things I did so others can use it too. Here are the tweaks in no particular order.
Although most of these tweaks are aimed at a new WordPress blog, I still have a couple or more in this list that I need to implement in ShanKri-la. I hope you will find one or two that you can use too even if you have blogged for a while.
- WWW or no WWW: It is best to make up your mind to use www or not in your URL. Once you have made up your mind, you should set it up to redirect so whatever a reader types in, they will be redirected to the one of your choice. Continue reading 15 Must Do Tweaks For A (New) WordPress Blog
WordPress 2.3.1 has been released today and Techie Buzz has been updated using the handy plugin WordPress Automatic Upgrade. There were some bugs I found while updating from WordPress 2.3 to 2.3.1 due to database table name changes which has been fixed. I have released a new version 0.8 which should fix this error.
WPAU is now also available through the official WordPress Extend page so you should see a update note in your Plugins page, please upgrade to the latest version if you are using WordPress 2.3.
Continue reading WordPress 2.3.1 Release and WPAU updates
It is my pleasure to bring to you the news that WordPress Automatic Upgrade plugin won the third prize at the weblog tools collection plugin competition. It not only makes me proud but also more determined to create useful plugins for the community. The plugin competition was a 2 month long affair which saw a number of plugins as entries which made life more easier for the WordPress community.
I am lucky enough to win with so many quality plugins. Thanks to all of you who supported the plugin at the competition and who have used it to upgrade your blogs. There are still few bugs and I am supporting them to make this plugin more better.
The grand winner is the awesome OneClick plugin by Anirudh Sanjeev which allows you to install a theme or plugin from your browser with one click, the plugin also comes with a Firefox extension which is one of it’s kind. Kudos to Anirudh for winning.
The second prize winner is Barry for his plugin MyDashBoard which replaces your current dashboard with a iGoogle like interface and which I use currently on my blog.
There was also a consolation prize to Ozh for his plugin Who Sees Ads.
You can find out more about the winners at the Weblog Tools Collection blog.