The new version promises enhanced user navigation and menu, automatic plugins update, built in gallery and multi file upload with progress bar, stronger password protection, shortcode API, a few database optimization and an inline documentation! [Read more…]
Archives for March 2008
Here are the quick results from Wrestlemania 24. [Read more…]
How could I even though that it was hard to upgrade? It was simply too easy! It was a seriously no fuss upgrade. I didn’t even disable my wordpress plugins while doing the upgrade (which is always recommended).
The first thing I tried out was playing around with the interface and menu navigations. As a long time wordpress user myself, I probably missed the “Option” menu, which is now called “settings” in the upper right. I missed it totally and wonder for a second: “what’s that”?
The plugins automatic update was really SO nice. This is really a big time saver.
As far as writing new post, so far so good.
Australia has seen some of the big corporations and financial houses going down like draining water over the past couple of month. Some good examples were RAMS, AllCo, ABC Learning Centres, Challenger etc. And this time, it’s Melbourne’s popular finance house Opes Prime turn as it’s become the latest victim in Australia being hurt by the subprime turmoil (although recent news has suggested that it was probably insider trading and account manipulation that contribute to the collapse more than anything else). The news are out and ANZ is owed about $650 million and Merrill Lynch about $400 million.
It’s a myth that surrounds webmasters and bloggers whether it’s worth the effort to submit your website/blog into directories. There has always been buzz around saying that you can get tons of traffic, good backlinks, and some PR juice from google if your web address is in one of those so called web directories. But personally, it’s not worth the effort. [Read more…]
The bells has been ringing for quite some time now waiting for WordPress 2.5 to be released. Matt brought some good news this time with a new video/screencast showing some cool new features and presentation interface for the admin section (or commonly known as the Dashboard) and a release cadidate 2 for the upcoming WordPress 2.5.
Matt did pointed out that:
Finally with regards to theme and plugin compatibility, we’ve had no reports of any broken themes in this upgrade, which makes sense because we didn’t really change anything core about themes, just added new optional capabilities like Gravatars. Plugins that work with the admin may require updating to take advantage of the new, cleaner UI in WordPress 2.5.
That’s probably because not much people have been testing it yet. But judging by the fact that not much database schema changes for wordpress 2.3 to 2.5 has been done, I’m hopeful *most* plugins and themes should still work nicely with the new version.
Just bring it on guys. I can’t wait to make use of the built in gallery 🙂
You can get most of these answers from Google Adwords. Here are just some of the summaries and notes which I’ve found useful and easier for me to know what Google Adwords Quality Score trully means. If you are an advertise/marketer, this quality score is important for you as it can determine the outcome of a positive/negative experience with your marketing campaign.
Quality Score is a dynamic variable assigned to each of your keywords. It’s calculated using a variety of factors and measures how relevant your keyword is to your ad text and to a user’s search query. Quality Score influences your ads’ position on Google and the Google Network. It also partly determines your keywords’ minimum bids. In general, the higher your Quality Score, the better your ad position and the lower your minimum bids. [Read more…]
Here’s a list of changes to the wordpress schema from wordpress 2.3 to wordpress 2.5. This information will be useful for plugins and themes developers. Most of them are merely a change in the tables field’s data type anyway. [Read more…]
Blogging is merely an activity of writing good contents that appeal to your targeted audience. It’s easy to get started if you know how and can be a good revenue source to pay some of your bills and possibly make a living out of it if you have the golden touch. Here are a few personal tips that I’ve found useful throughout my blogging experience. [Read more…]
Subversion is an open source version control system that is highly used by corporate and the open source communities such as wordpress, drupal, joomla just to name a few. It was started to complement the inefficiencies of CVS (another popular open source version control system) and had since gain a fair amount of adopters. The system is fairly easy to use and understand and there’s also free documentation available for download. [Read more…]