Posts Tagged ‘Blogging News’

FAQ on WordPress 2.5

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April 1st, 2008
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[I did not write this post. It was written with great care and in great detail by MichaelH on the news section and is reproduced verbatim here. For those of you that do not know Michael’s work, his work on the Codex and his help with WordPress and its documentation makes him a legend in my books. Thank you Michael!] These questions and answers were gleaned from the wp-hackers and wp-testers e-mail lists over that last several weeks. Q. How can I find the Post ID or Page ID? A. If your browser shows the URL in the status bar, when you mouse over a link, you can see the ID in the as part of the URL displayed in the browser status bar. In FireFox you can show the status bar by checking the Status bar choice under View. A more complicated method to finding the ID is to use […]

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Phenomenal WordCamp Dallas 2008

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March 31st, 2008
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So we had a really good time and wished that all of you were there. The presentations were all top notch and audience participation was very good. In his keynote Matt mentioned that attendees would get the most from this conference if they mingled and connected with each other as much as they paid attention to the people up on stage and I noticed a lot of mingling going on. It was wonderful to finally meet a whole bunch of people. I have all the pictures that I took (I should have taken the D70) on my Flickr account with the agreed upon WordCampDallas2008 tag. If you have any questions, have any media from the event that you would like to share or have any questions for any of the events/presenters, please let us know. Special thanks to Charles for organizing the event and to John for being a terrific […]

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The Twenty-Five Most Valuable Blogs

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March 26th, 2008
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The Twenty-Five Most Valuable Blogs: At first I thought this was linkbait but a read through the article and the other content on the blog changed my mind. There is some analysis of each blog/blogging company with details about the company, guesses on revenues and page views, future prospects, operating margins and employees, advertising statistics and finally a comment on property valuation as multiples of revenue or multiples of operating profits. From my quick glance I would say that the revenue numbers are not perfectly on the money but since these figures are almost never publicly discussed (except on make money online blogs) I guess there is some error built into the valuation. Daniel’s excellent Daily Blog Tips($1.8M) makes it into the list at number 18. The Gawker properties tops the list at a value of $150 million and other big names include TechCrunch($36M), Mashable($10M), GigaOm($8.4M) and RWW($5M). A few […]

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WordPress 2.5 RC1 Released

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March 18th, 2008
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Blogging News, WordPress

WordPress Development Blog: 2.5 Sneak Peek  I love the staccato description Matt uses to start the post: A customizable dashboard, multi-file upload, built-in galleries, one-click plugin upgrades, tag management, built-in Gravatars, full text feeds, and faster load times sound interesting? The first Release Candidate for WordPress 2.5 is out for those that have been waiting patiently to try out the new features. Matt details out the updates and the new features of 2.5 on the development blog and the good news is spreading in the WordPress circles. In addition to many underlying changes and updates to the code, the administration back end of WordPress gets a major rework in this version. The release candidate is not for everyone and can be downloaded for testing and bug searching. If you make frequent backups and you’re interested in helping us out with development by testing the new code, download and install Release […]

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WordPress 2.5 Delayed a Week

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March 10th, 2008
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WordPress 2.5 Delayed a Week: According to this milestone in the WordPress Trac, 2.5 is delayed by a week or even more. There is a lot of work being done on styling, bug fixes and open tickets and even though the milestone is delayed to 3/17/08, a well polished release will be more appreciated and will be better for the community than a rush to release. In the meantime, Lorelle is tapping her feet waiting for the new release and Six Apart is trying to make waves in the wake of WordPress 2.5. Ozh is happy to have the chance to fix some more plugins, Tadd provides some sage advice to people complaining about the wait. I am very excited about this release and what it brings to the table and will be upgrading as soon as I can. While we are on the subject, in reading through the comments […]

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FeedBurner: No more all time feed stats

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February 19th, 2008
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FeedBurner Quietly Kills All-Time RSS Feed Stats: I know I have looked at my all time feed stats in the past but since it would take forever to generate and timed out the last time I tried it, I am not sure this is a big loss for me. However, worthy of note is the fact that FeedBurner has languished quite a bit since being purchased by Google and they seem to have rested their laurels after making the Pro features free for everyone. In all honesty, I am quite satisfied with their (now free) service, their uptime record (knock on wood) and their feature set, so I am not as peeved about their lack of updates or lack of new features. [EDIT] FeedBurner claims the lack of all time feed stats were unintentional and things are or should be back to normal soon. Now we might never know what […]

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Extremely Easy Podcasting with Cinch

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February 19th, 2008
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Blogging News, Cool Scripts, Podcasting, WordPress

Cinch is a very easy way for a blogger to create interesting Podcasts with no equipment of any kind except for a phone. Follow the instructions below (or as on their website) to test it out quickly for yourself. Call (646) 200-0000 from any phone (You have to know the number/callerID of this phone, Skype would probably not work) Thats it! BlogTalkRadio puts out a podcast feed with an MP3 at a pre-defined URI. Just visit http://cinch.blogtalkradio.com/number_you_called_from   (replace number_you_called_from with your phone number) Use some sort of a plugin for WordPress to import the said feed into your blog and you be podcastin’! The only major drawback I see is the phone number at the end of the RSS URI. Since this would probably be exposed over the web, if I were concerned about my phone number, this method would not work for me. However if you import the RSS […]

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WordPress.com as OpenCourseWare

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February 18th, 2008
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WordPress.com as OpenCourseWare: Link to and discussion of using WordPress.com and consequently WordPress, as a platform for low cost, highly searchable and taggable OpenCourseWare type applications. The example blog is about blogs, wikis and such and might be an interesting read by itself. I have personally used the various iteration of educational CMSs such as WebBoard and WebCT and they have left enough to be desired that I have come running back to my beloved WordPress and bbPress to setup private blogs and forums for use by my classmates. Thanksgoes out to the work done by various educators around the world who are making good use of WordPress and thanks to Stephen for the news.

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Utterz: Post from anywhere

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February 4th, 2008
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Utterz: is a Web-based service that posts to all of the above, from anywhere, even by phone, whether it’s text, photos, video, voice, or a mash-up of all the above. Same with PCs. You can just e-mail or SMS the posts to Utterz, or make a phone call to leave a voice record. After the content is received, it’s forwarded to the blog or blogs you specify in about 10 minutes. This online tools brings us one step closer to having a personal Twitter. If you setup your own WordPress blog (hosted or on WordPress.com) and use the Prologue theme (new zipped release by popular request, thanks Joseph Scott), you can have many of the flexible posting features of Twitter on your own platform. Since Utterz is a remotely hosted service, I am not sure the benefit of a “personal” Twitter are realized quite as well, but it is definitely […]

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