Category Archives: WordPress Tips and Tricks

Ultimate Tips and Tricks for WordPress 2.7

We usually put whenever a new product is released, however we did not do it this time, and we have a very good reason for it. One of our past Techie Buzz authors and blog colleague Karthik has already put up a really good list which every user must read to make the move to 2.7 as smooth as possible.

The list of tips and tricks include:

  • Links to tips and tricks to learn what’s new in WordPress 2.7
  • Handy instructions and tips to tricks to upgrade to WordPress 2.7.
  • Advanced resources and tips and tricks for using WordPress 2.7.
  • Know which plugins are compatible with WordPress 2.7

The tips include several things you should know, including some of the best features in WordPress 2.7, part of which we had covered in our WordPress 2.7 review, notes on making your themes compatible with WordPress 2.7 among other things.

So head out to Shankrila and read the Top WordPress 2.7 tips, hacks, plugins & resources.

How To Use WordPress 2.7 Threaded and Paged Comments Feature In Your Theme?

has been released and its time to start making use of the new features, in our WordPress 2.7 review we had told you about one of the new features available was inbuilt support for threaded and paged comments, however this feature will require you to make changes to your theme.

Here is a simple tutorial you can use to change your current theme to use the inbuilt threaded comments and paged comments feature in WordPress 2.7.

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WordPress 2.7 “Coltrane” Finally Released

A few days ago we told you about folks announcing the release of WordPress2.7, however the release to self hosted WordPress users was delayed for some reason. That said the WordPress team has finally released WordPress 2.7 to users today and you can download and use it immediately.

If you are unaware of the features available in WordPress 2.7, do take a look at our WP 2.7 hands-on review, that walks you through some of the best features available.

Sadly this is the last time many of you will be using WPAU to automatically upgrade your blog, so it is time to finally say Adios to WPAU, Rest in Peace.

Update: I was able to update my personal blog to WordPress 2.7 using WPAU, so there should be no issues there while doing the final upgrade :-)

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WordPress 2.7 To Be Released Today and Few WPAU Updates

2.7 is finally slated to be released today yesterday and many people including me are excited about this, this release brings in a new era for the WordPress platform, adding in several new exciting features, which were available as plugins earlier on.


Should you upgrade to WordPress 2.7? Well we did a WordPress 2.7 hands-on review that tours some of the most exciting features in WordPress 2.7, take a look at it and decide for yourself.

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WordPress Blogs Showcase

The platform has been powering millions of blogs for quite sometime now, and have been appreciated tons of time. Over the past few months WordPress has been adding several new features to their blogging platform and people are already awaiting the arrival of WordPress 2.7, a platform that brings a huge change to how people blog.

If you are still not aware of the changes in WordPress 2.7, you may want to read our hands-on review of WordPress 2.7. That said WordPress has added a new feature called Showcaseon their website, that showcases blogs running on the WordPress platform.

Don’t Miss: 15 Must Do Tweaks For A New WordPress Blog

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WordPress 2.7 Beta Hands On [Reviews]

The WordPress team announced the availability of WordPress 2.7 beta 1, and I was pretty excited to give it a whirl, so I installed it on my local PC and was more than amazed at what is in store for users with WordPress 2.7.

Here are my impressions on WordPress 2.7, remember this is just a beta version, so do not install it on your main blog yet.

Improvised Dashboard

The first thing I noticed after logging in was a improvised dashboard which was way much better than any earlier versions of WordPress.

The new dashboard has easy navigation links in the left hand side, which is a change from the regular top menu navigation the earlier versions had. The dashboard widgets have been rearranged and look pretty in WordPress 2.7.

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YARPP: Best Related Posts Plugin For WordPress

Related posts are definitely a great way of garnering more page views for any website, they help you engage the readers into similar topics. Having used quite a few related posts plugin over the last two years, I was really quite disappointed at the output they provided with.

That was until I came across YARPP which is ironically known as Yet Another Related Posts Plugin, but mind you don’t just go by the name, it is really not just yet another plugin, it is the best related posts plugin ever written for WordPress.

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WordPress 2.6.3 Released, Fixes A Vulnerability in Snoopy

The WordPress team has released WordPress 2.6.3 which fixes a vulnerability found in Snoopy, a popular library to communicate with http and https protocols from PHP.

The vulnerability is low risk, however it is better to upgrade to the latest version. However the upgrade includes changes to only two files, which you can easily download and upload to your FTP site.

Download the files below, to upgrade to WordPress 2.6.3.

  1. wp-includes/class-snoopy.php
  2. wp-includes/version.php

Important Note: Only upload the files if you using the WordPress version 2.6.2 currently, if you are using a earlier version, perform a full upgrade to WordPress 2.6.3.

Managing Your WordPress Comments From The Desktop?

I have been using Windows Live Writer to post content to the blog, and love it for providing me with a wonderful desktop environment to post content to the blog. The primary reason for me visiting the WordPress dashboard has been to moderate and reply to comments most of the time. Quite some time ago I had written a plugin that provided a API for anyone, to write applications for managing comments from the desktop, but I did not promote it as much as I would have liked.

Of late I have been following a very interesting being developed by Daniel Dura called WordPress Comments Moderator, which allows users to manage comments, including moderating it, spamming comments, deleting comments and replying to them all from the comfort of the desktop.

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WordPress 2.6.2 Released, Mandatory Update

WordPress team has released a new update to the 2.6 branch which addresses issues when your blog has public registrations open.

If you allow open registration on your blog, you should definitely upgrade.  With open registration enabled, it is possible in WordPress versions 2.6.1 and earlier to craft a username such that it will allow resetting another user’s password to a randomly generated password.  The randomly generated password is not disclosed to the attacker, so this problem by itself is annoying but not a security exploit.  However, this attack coupled with a weakness in the random number seeding in mt_rand() could be used to predict the randomly generated password.

This definitely looks a problem good enough to upgrade your WordPress right away, The exploit is not yet known and it is advised that you upgrade before the finder of the exploit makes the findings known to general public.

We have already updated to the latest version, since we have public registration open using WPAU, if you want to upgrade to WordPress easily, try this Google search and you will find what we are talking about

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Fix for Future Posts Not Posting In WordPress

Over the past few days we were facing a issue with the future posts feature in WordPress, while the future posts correctly showed a timer to the scheduled time, once it reached the scheduled it started in reverse direction and the timer went from 1 minute to 2 minutes and so on.

wordpress-logo To top that, we also had a issue where few of our post dated future posts published ahead of time. This was particularly frustrating and we checked several things such as server time, WordPress time stamp and other possible places where we could find out the problem.

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WordPress 2.6 Has Been Released

WordPress 2.6 has been released today almost a month ahead of the schedule release date. This version is code named Tyner. There are several new features included in this release which include.


If you are looking for a detailed introduction to WordPress 2.6, visit the post I wrote at Web Log Tools Collection, where I detail WordPress 2.6 features.

You can also learn about the latest features included in WordPress 2.6 by watching the video created by the WordPress development team.


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