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WordPress 2.7 Beta 3 Released

Posted: 15 Nov 2008 08:02 PM CST

I just got word that WordPress 2.7 Beta 3 has been made available for download.  For people already trying one of the previous betas, you can auto-update using the Tools -> Update menu.

This release includes over 160 changes, including the following notable changes:

  • Numerous style improvements and refinements.
  • All admin notices now go under the page title.
  • PHP Notice fixes.
  • Dashboard widget options now properly save.
  • Menu fixes.
  • New design for Quick Edit.
  • Canonical feed URL fixes.
  • Walker fixes.
  • An update for Hello Dolly.
  • Plugin installer updates.
  • Numerous font updates.
  • Updated login logo.
  • Switch position of "Save Draft" and "Preview" buttons in publish module.
  • File upload support for MS Office 2007+ file formats.
  • Media upload buttons won't show if the user doesn't have the upload capability.
  • Canonical redirects only do yes-www or no-www redirection for domains.
  • Shift-click checkbox range selection improvement.
  • Add New User page now separate.
  • Tag suggest only suggests tags (not other taxonomy terms).
  • QuickPress shows "Submit for Review" if user cannot publish.
  • Private posts/pages, and password-protected posts/pages are rolled into new "Visibility" section of publish module.

Download WordPress 2.7 Beta 3

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Tips for Speeding Up Your WordPress Installation

Posted: 15 Nov 2008 04:00 PM CST

Find your WordPress blog is loading slow?   Do you ever get a “MySQL server has gone away” message?  Maybe your WordPress Admin Panel is running slow?   Even if none of those apply to you, the higher the traffic your WordPress blog receives, the more important it is to have an optimal setup.

In case you’d like to maximize your blog’s performance, Vladimir Porlovac has published a pretty good WordPress Optimization Guide which contains a number of great tutorials and tips for WordPress users.

Here are the 10 topics which are covered in the post:

  1. Check the Connection
  2. Check your (Vista) System
  3. Check the Plugins
  4. Check your Theme
  5. Optimize Database Tables
  6. Turn off Post Revisions
  7. Implement Caching (WordPress Cache, MySQL Optimization, PHP Opcode Cache)
  8. "MySQL server has gone away" workaround
  9. Fixing posting not possible problem
  10. Other reasons for slow posting

A few of these steps can be accomplished via WordPress plugins, but overall it is a well written and useful post.

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Blog Design Studio Announces Blog Design Group Writing Project

Posted: 15 Nov 2008 10:36 AM CST

Just over a year ago, group writing projects were all the rage!  Sites like ProBlogger.net and DailyBlogTips.com ran them and got hundreds of participants.   Then nothing…..

For whatever reason, over this past year I don’t think I’ve seen a single group writing project, at least until now.   My friend Mayank over at Blog Design Studio has announced an excellent group writing project with a ton of great prizes, including a Blog Design Studio redesign!

Here is the official prize list:

  1. Win a custom WordPress theme for your blog from Blog Design Studio
  2. Premium Theme from DailyBlogTips.com
  3. Consultation from Kevin Muldoon (BloggingTips.com)
  4. Consultation from Mayank

If you’d like to enter into this group writing project, you’ll want to write a post about Blog Design and follow these guidelines:

  • The article should be fresh and new. An old blog post will not be eligible for the contest.
  • The blog post should be at least 250 words long.
  • Give a link back the sponsors as mentioned at the bottom of the post.
  • Don't forget to send an e-mail to us with the link to your contest entry {hello (at) blogdesignstudio (dot) com}.
  • Your blog should be at least one month old & should have at least 30 entries.
  • Your entry should come before 30th November (doesn't matter which time zone, it should be 30th Nov.)

Any other questions?  For more information, you’ll want to refer to their announcement post.

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