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<img class="floatleft" alt="WordPress Revisions Example" src="http://www.optiniche.com/images/wp-post-revisions.png" /> One of the hot new features of 2.6 is post/page revision management. This is a splendid feature for multi-author blogs because it allows you to see what was changed in a post, by whom and when. Unfortunately, this is a bit overboard for single author bloggers who truly don’t need to keep a running tally of every single revision . Since WordPress developers didn’t disable this feature by default or provide a distinct option under Settings, it will require a bit of file editing or installation of a plugin to properly manage. Disabling or Limiting Post Revision Control
The first thing you’ll notice about 2.7 is its new interface. From the top down, we’ve listened to your feedback and thought deeply about the design and the result is a WordPress that’s just plain faster. Nearly every task you do on your blog will take fewer clicks and be faster in 2.7 than it did in a previous version. ( Download it now , or read on for more.) Next you’ll begin to notice the new features subtly sprinkled through the new interface: the new dashboard that you can arrange with drag and drop to put the things most important to you on top, QuickPress, comment threading, paging, and the ability to reply to comments from your dashboard, the ability to install any plugin directly from WordPress.org with a single click, and sticky posts. Digging in further you might notice that every screen is customizable.
While the page feature in WordPress has been a mainstay of the blogging platform for years, it doesn't get a whole lot of love from the programmers or plugin community. Here are 8 plugins that are compatible with at least WordPress 2.5 that will allow you to change their order, make sub-pages easier to navigate, add tags and more. As always, don't install all of these unless you want to decrease your blog's response time. My Page Order - A simple plugin that allows you to easily rearrange your pages into whatever order you'd like.
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Woopra was opened up to the world at the Dallas WordCamp where I met John for the first time. His talk was not on Woopra but he introduced it to the event in a very short, three minute spiel . Since then Woopra has generated a tremendous amount of buzz in blogging circles. In short, Woopra is a stats tool for websites that lives as an application on your desktop (among other places) and can provide live webstats on your visitors. I like it since it is fast and since the developers gave me an opportunity to look at the insides early on, I have developed quite a fondness for it. They are in growth mode and with the recent upgrade to their desktop client , they can support more locations and are in the process of approving a large number of new users for their service .
Just the other day, I ran into a problem. I deleted a number of categories on my blog and since WordPress does not give you the option of reassigning the posts within those categories to another category, all of those posts were reassigned to Uncategorized. The answer to this problem?
For moderately sized sites (including simple e-Commerce sites), WordPress does a pretty good job as a CMS , making it easy to maintain your site, and update your content. Of course, it does this best with the help of a good theme, and some great WordPress CMS plugins. The strength of WordPress is the community of developers who have already done almost anything you can think of with it. Here are the best plugins we’ve run across, the ones we install for nearly all of our client’s sites.
This isn't possible with the stock Akismet plug-in. While Akismet is very well integrated into WP, it's written to be the final arbiter of the comment. By that I mean it marks the comment as 'spam' after all of the other stock WP functions have run - including the whitelist. If you look in akismet_auto_check_comment() you'll see that if the web service returns true, it installs a pre_comment_approved filter that simply returns 'spam'.
WordPress as a Membership Directory : After the recent tutorial on setting up WordPress as a Contact Manager , Chris Cagle has written up a tutorial on WP Designer on how to use WordPress as a Membership Directory. He has setup a Membership Directory for Pittsburgh Designers and uses his experience from that project to outline the steps, plugins and code required to set this up for yourself. Beside the annoying CSS bug that puts a text box in the middle of every page, the setup looks nice, highly versatile and very useful for both designers (in this case) and future clients. I really like the Members Directory and the ability to display detailed contact information and portfolio of every designer. Even the signup is automated (and modified to suit the need) and relatively painless.
High-quality WordPress themes always come in handy. Whether you are looking for some design inspiration or professional coding solutions — in both cases you can learn a lot, you can apply them and you can build customized designs upon them without reinventing the wheel all the time. In this article we present 100 free high-quality WordPress themes .
Oct 30 2007 Over on BlogSecurity , there’s a whitepaper on How to create a secure WordPress install . It covers several areas, including MySQL setup, WordPress user configuration, Apache protection of directories, and some useful plugins.
WordPress 2.3.1, the first maintenance release for the 2.3 series, is coming out soon. The first beta is available now. Get it here .
Update: This article is also available in Chinese (thanks to Denis ). WordPress, as most other modern content management systems, is a very database-centric application. It keeps all information in the database – blog settings, posts, comments, links, users, etc.