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Archive for September, 2008

Mr. WordPress & Jim

 

Nobody missed me!  Not even a comment to say, “hey where’s Jim?”.  Have we all just taken a quick look elsewhere for their daily tech dose, have we all stepped sideways to look at the other side… have we… have we… have we… :)

Kidding!  Been out for nearly a week and a half to work on something personal.  But I’m back, I’m back.  I’m OK, thanks for missing me! 

This past week was a little too busy for WordPress,  Matt Mullenweg has been travelling the globe to be at WordCamps happening one after the other, I think he’s in Australia now.  I was able to touch base with him in one of his stop overs.  A little star-strucked I must admit as I did personally meet Mr. WordPress.  What a meeting!

WordPress 2.7, he says, will be released by November 2008.  He presented a demo of the beta version and boy… it’s a huge release in my books.  So many fancy things making WordPress easier to work with, and of course, visually great too.

You can catch the proposed features right here.  One of the features I’m really anxious to use is the “One Click Plug-in Installer“.

The plugin installer allows for installing plugins from the WordPress Administration panels. You can search for plugins by tag, plugin author, or by subject. It also lists the featured, most popular, and recently added and updated. When you click on the title of a plugin, you can see the details and choose to install it into your WordPress plugin list.

Yep, nothing of the download the plugin yourself, upload it to your plugins directory and activate it at WordPress plugins section.  :)  Really cool isn’t it?

 

 

Categories: WordPress News, WordPress Plugins

Chrome : Google’s Open Source Browser

 

Honestly, I was both surprised and happy when I heard that Google’s taking on Microsoft head-on by introducing an open-source browser… Chrome.  It will be launched tomorrow in close to 100-countries.  For now, I believe it’s limited to the Windows beta version though.  Rightly so if they’re taking on Microsoft first hand.  But for the Mac and Linux fans, there is a promise of a special version for Leopard and beyond.

Google has published an online comics board to explain what Chrome is all about, you can see it right here. 

I personally believe that doing a browser program as open-source from ground-up is a good idea.  There’s nothing like user power.  With the community behind developments we are all sure that every feature will be born out of a real-life need, or a user demand.

Check out the comics they’ve published, I’ve somehow related to my usual wrestles with browser problems.  

Oh and do pass by their Wikipedia page for more information.

 

Categories: General, Interesting

Twitter Tools 1.5.b2

 

Alex King has recently updated the Twitter Tools from 1.5b1 to 1.5b2, yes still a beta version but there are new important fixes and 2 new features.  You can check it out right here.  Twitter tools is a well known bridge between your WordPress blog and your Twitter account.  If you are into both, well you know the advantages that this tool gives you.  If not, here it is:

  1. You can pull-in your Tweets into your WordPress blog
  2. Create new Tweets from within WordPress
I look at it as another way to invite/send people in to check out your WordPress blog(s).  Twitter has been very popular that most (if not all) well known online personalities maintain a Twitter account.  Has the Twitting public exceeded the WordPressing public… we need to find out!
I use Twitter for my quick and easy thoughts, to tell people what I’m up to, errrr… when I have no time to write a full blog post about something… I twit about it.  It is cool to add your Twits into your blog, makes your blog active, dynamic, interesting.
Download the current beta link… right here. 

Categories: WordPress Plugins