Entries from the Month of July 2008

WordPress Themes database has a new face….sort of

July 22nd, 2008 · No Comments

If you’ve been searching for a new WordPress theme recently, or have done so in the past, chances are you’ve visited themes.wordpress.net. It’s not a bad theme directory and it is quite substantion. It’s just not very user-friendly. Fortunately, WordPress is working on a new themes directory that will make it easier to search for themes and, if you’re a theme developer, upload your themes as well.

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Tags: Tools · WordPress

Another Version of WordPress is here, WordPress 2.6

July 17th, 2008 · No Comments

WordPress 2.6

Three upgrades in less than a couple of months is a little annoying, but WordPress aims to please so I forgive. Anyway, the latest greatest version of WordPress is here, WordPress 2.6. There are quite a few little fixes, but I’ll highlight the major ones that are the most useful to most of us:

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Tags: Tools · WordPress

Installing WordPress: When to Say, “I need help”, and when to know how much to pay

July 1st, 2008 · No Comments

Installing WordPressIf the kind folks at WordPress cannot help you install your WordPress for free, see here, there are alternatives. If you are inclined not to even try installing WordPress yourself, you have a couple of solid choices that cost you nothing or very little. First, let me say that it’s not difficult to install WordPress even if you are completely tech-unsavvy. But, I do understand how some would rather not touch complicated looking files in gibberish language. Visit WordPress’s page on the 5-minute installation. It actually takes 5 minutes if you’re somewhat computer savvy, but maybe 10 minutes if you’re not. Also visit WordPress’ main installation pages if you’re installation requires a bit more elbow grease for whatever reason.

Now, on to the nitty-gritty. There are usually two types of installations you can do. Either a new installation or an upgrade. Upgrades may or may not be simple depending on the difference in versions. If, for example, you’re upgrading to the current version, 2.5.1 from let’s say version 1, which I hope to goodness you’re not, things can get a bit complicated…maybe.

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Tags: Essentials · WordPress