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Archive for June, 2007

WordPress Theme: PhotoWP

Steven Campbell, a friend of mine online, has released a photoblogger focused WordPress theme called PhotoWP.

It is a one column theme created just to display images, and comments on those images. It is lightweight, not requiring any images, other than the ones you want to display. This makes it easy to manipulate into any color set you like.

Check out PhotoWP. I think its one of the best photoblogging themes for WordPress I have seen yet.

Categories: WordPress Themes

Summer Ride Share

My friends do the wildest things, one has gone over to Afghanistan twice, another moved across the country for his first real job, and another is driving from place to place for his vacation.

Now this doesn’t sound amazing or interesting, but Justin isn’t choosing his destination, or even his meals for that matter. He is letting the people he picks up along the way decide the adventure he takes.

He calls it the Summer Ride Share and it seems like its already been a lot of fun. Now on day five, he continues to struggle on getting people that’d like to come with him, and I hope that some increased press, which he has been getting left, right and center, will help him in his journey.

Why would he do this?

I wanted to go on a summer road trip, but I was not sure where exactly I wanted to go. I looked on Craigslist’s local rideshare listings and noticed that everyone else seemed to know exactly where they wanted to go. So here I am, doing what I believe to be most logical, driving across North America and picking up new friends along the way.

A great idea for a summer vacation. Good luck Justin. Check out Summer Ride Share, if you haven’t already.

Categories: Interesting

WordPress Theme: Illacrimo

IllacrimoFor those of you that have loved previous themes released by Bloggy Network here on Blogging Pro, we have gone and released another one over on LifeSpy.

LifeSpy is one of Blogging Pro’s sister blogs that covers all your lifestyle news and some great quick tips on how to better your life.

Check it out Illacrimo on LifeSpy.com.

If you’d like to see a live version, feel free to check out my personal blog, as I am using it there curently, at DavidCubed.com.

Categories: WordPress Themes

WordPress Podcast: Episode 26

Charles and his fresh co-host, Aaron, have released another WordPress podcast. This episode focuses on legal issues with Dennis Kennedy as a guest.

Dennis Kennedy, a noted lawyer and blogger on topics relating to technology and the Internet. Dennis answers our questions about intellectual property, copyrights, Creative Commons and the GPL, including the new GPL 3.

Check out the WordPress Podcast.

Categories: WordPress News

WordPress Plugin: Category Access

Here is a plugin which I had thought about a long time ago, and has now come to fruition: category access.

I’ve released a new version of the Category Access WordPress 2 plugin. This plugin allows the blog maintainer to restrict access to posts belonging to particular categories on a user-by-user basis.

This would allow you to easily implement a member system on a blog, or premium content for registered users. A very nice idea. Check out the plugin page at Coppit.org.

Categories: WordPress Plugins

Expression Engine 1.6 Released

Expression Engine, a popular CMS, has got a new version out there which is supposed to be pretty slick. One of the features highlighted by many people is an add-on of sorts that allows for one Expression Engine install to manage multiple sites, called simply enough the Multiple Site Manager.

Something that you need to know about the add-on though is that it costs extra money. The Multiple Site Manager will set you back $199.95 for a commercial license and $79.95 for a non-commercial license and enables you to manage 3 sites. Adding additional sites can be purchased on a per-instance basis for $49.95 (commercial license) and $24.95 (personal license).

Veerle, whom I am a huge fan of, has written a post on the new version, and seems rather excited about the whole thing. Coming from the free and open source arena of things, I am a little underwhelmed at this point. I know Expression Engine is great, I just don’t see how the price is justified for personal projects.

Categories: Blog Software

WordPress 2.2.1

WordPress 2.2.1 has been released, and it fixes some issues, both bugs and security issues that were present in 2.2.

Ryan posted the details over on WordPress’ blog:

WordPress 2.2.1 is now available. 2.2.1 is a bug fix release for the 2.2 series. Since 2.2 was released a month ago, the WordPress community has been improving fit-and-finish by identifying and fixing those little bugs that can be so annoying and by fine-tuning some small details. The result is a nicely polished 2.2.1 release.

Again, please remember that 2.2.1 is considered a required upgrade, as the security fixes are pretty huge.

Categories: WordPress News

What’s Your Role in the History of Publishing?

David Krug, a good friend of mine, has published a video asking what your role will be in the history of publishing. It is a simple question, that for bloggers can be as simple or as complex as the bloggers themselves.

For me, I’d like to be remembered. Maybe not as a huge, important or influential person, but instead as just a person that participated and helped the trend in publishing that is still growing.

Check out David’s video, and let him know where you want to be in the history of publishing.

Categories: Blogging Tips

What’s Your Role in the History of Publishing?

David Krug, a good friend of mine, has published a video asking what your role will be in the history of publishing. It is a simple question, that for bloggers can be as simple or as complex as the bloggers themselves.

For me, I’d like to be remembered. Maybe not as a huge, important or influential person, but instead as just a person that participated and helped the trend in publishing that is still growing.

Check out David’s video, and let him know where you want to be in the history of publishing.

Categories: Blogging Tips

WordPress is Webware 100 Winner

Over on the WordPress.org blog, Matt announced that WordPress won in the publishing category of the Webware 100 contest.

WordPress continues to get the attention that it deserves beating out popular CMS tools like Drupal.

I think that they deserved the spot, but I think that other tools should have come closer, except that the community, as usual, pushed it into the top spot in a huge way. I am always amazed at how fanatical WordPress users are.

Categories: WordPress News

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