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WordPress Gets Updated again to WordPress 2.3.2

wordpress4 Just in time for the New Year, WordPress finally fixes the recently exposed threat that anyone can view your future and draft posts. Also,  for the full details always check out the full list of changes. Here’s what they had to say for themselves on WordPress 2.3.2 :

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Watch out Fantastico Script Installer here comes BitNami

I haven’t tried this yet, but if this is true and works very well, this could definitely alleviate some of the problems that are caused by the Fantastico script installer. I’m excited to try this out since I’ve been meaning to play around Joomla in the near future.

Here’s the full report via MakeUseOf:

BitNami makes it easier to download and install Open Source software packages (i.e. WordPress, SugarCRM, Drupal, phpBB…) by bundling each package into preconfigured 1-click setup file. No need to deal with configuration settings or dependencies. Just download a package you need, run installation wizard, and that’s it. Once done, you will have a fully-functional and configured copy on your system.

“The BitNami Project was created to help spread the adoption of freely available, high quality Open Source web applications.”

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Improve Your Blog and Web Site – Need to Read Posts #7

fattytalking 30 + posts below. Which I know is  a lot, but trust me they are all worth reading, whether you are a webmaster or a blogger. There has been a lot of discussion in the past week regarding Google’s Page Rank. I’ve left out any of the posts regarding that, because I personally think it is of little relevance. So, barring that, enjoy and happy reading!

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WordPress 2.3.1 with Tagging Support for Live Writer is OUT!

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I think an upgrade for me is in the near future:

WordPress 2.3.1 is now available. 2.3.1 is a bug-fix and security release for the 2.3 series.

2.3.1 fixes over twenty bugs. Some of the notable fixes are:

  • Tagging support for Windows Live Writer
  • Fixes for a login bug that affected those with a Blog Address different than
    their WordPress Address
  • Faster taxonomy database queries, especially tag intersection queries
  • Link importer fixes

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Google Webmaster Improves Search Query and Keyword Data

Wow, 2 from Google Webmaster in 1 day. I’m impressed. First they gave us more control over sitelinks, now Google gives  us more information. Summarized from below, here are the key related updates for Google Search Queries:

  • Up to 6 months of historical data
  • Top query percentages
  • Download Search Query Data
  • Improved Freshness – Constantly updating results

As you know, the queries used to find your website in search results can change over time. Your website content changes, as do the needs of all the busy searchers out there. Whether the queries associated with your site change subtly or dramatically, it’s pretty useful to see how they transform over time.
Recognizing this, Top Search Queries in Webmaster Tools now presents historical data and other enhancements. Let’s take a closer look:

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Webmasters can now provide feedback on Sitelinks on Google

Google Webmaster Central Blog 

This is a VERY welcomed improvement for Google Webmaster. I’ve gave feedback on this a long time ago and finally they heard me (and the possible thousands of others). Basically, the ability to control what Google displays regarding your web site is crucial. In addition, you play a direct hand in Google Search Engine Optimization. Here’s what Google has to say:

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Improve Your Blog and Web Site – Need to Read Posts #6

fattytalking This time we have over 30 great articles that comprise over a hundred tips. As always, I’ve read through all of the articles and I recommend reading and re-reading each one, especially if you are a blogger or a web master. Enjoy and Happy Learning!

Writing and General Blog Tips:

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New and Updated WordPress Plugins and Great WordPress Posts

wordpress Well, finally the WordPress 2.3 craze has died down. It’s been awhile since I’ve read about anyone upgrading or complaining about errors for WordPress 2.3. I guess that means anyone who upgraded… either it worked and they didn’t complain or it didn’t work, they complained and downgraded. It’s been about a week since my last WordPress post, so there’s a lot to take in. 30 New WordPress plugins

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Improve Your Blog and Web Site – Need to Read Posts #5

fattytalking Over 25 links below with hundreds of tips and ideas…  I’ve read through them all and each link below is crucial to read if you are a blogger or a web master. In this edition, we see a lot of debate and information on links. Everything from link baiting, to if and when you should outgoing links and more. Enjoy and happy learning!

Writing and General Blog Tips:

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New and Updated WordPress Plugins and More on WordPress 2.3

wordpress So, I officially upgraded several of my blogs, not this one, to WordPress 2.3. All I did was deactivate the plugins, upload the files and hit the upgrade.php link. All went smoothly, surprisingly. However, the other blogs were relatively low key and low weight, so I’m still hesitating on the upgrade here.

Also, let’s give a hearty congratulations to Lester Chan (GamerZ) for updating all of his plugins to WordPress 2.3 Compatibility.

Here’s a Long list of New and Updated plugins, as always, don’t forget to check against any of your plugins against the WordPress community 2.3 Plugin Compatibility List before upgrading.. The plugins below “should” all be compatible, but check the community list for a double check.

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