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WordPress, web development, and world domination.

Monthly Archives: April 2007

Benefits of Blogging

My brother-in-law, Bob, has been keeping a blog on for a while now called Arcane Code. He mostly writes about software development using Microsoft tools, because that’s what he does for a living. He’s also had some interesting posts lately about installing various flavors of Linux under Virtual PC, and a long series digging deeply into SQL Server. But one of his most recent posts caught my eye and I wanted to share it: … Continue reading

Plugin Management

One of the new features in the upcoming WordPress 2.2 release is an option to “Deactivate All Plugins” with one click. Our standard advice is to deactivate all your plugins before upgrading so that out-of-date plugins won’t break your system mid-upgrade. But in the past, you had to deactivate plugins one at a time. Thus the new “Deactivate All Plugins” button to make this easier. While testing some things on my development system, I was … Continue reading

WP Tags: Perhaps I spoke too soon…

Doh. I should have caught up on my wp-hackers reading before I made that last post. It appears that we’re going to delay the tags support until version 2.3 in order to have more time to flesh out all the details properly. Instead, it appears that sidebar widgets may become an official core addition in WP 2.2. Stay tuned for more details…

WordPress 2.2 Delayed

A while back, the WordPress development team decided to aim for date-targeted, quarterly releases, to speed up the development cycle. One of the main things this does is to give more frequent updates, but with fewer “big” new features in each release. The target for WordPress 2.2 was set for around April 23. One of the new features in WordPress 2.2 is ‘tags’. For any of you who still don’t know what tags are, they … Continue reading

Tax Time Tradition

Once again, I’ve upheld my time-honored tradition of getting my taxes in the mail at the last minute. Just like every other year that I’ve promised myself that I’d get them mailed off weeks in advance… Of course, it didn’t help that we had some sort of stomach virus making the rounds in our family over the past several weeks. First Jamie was sick for about a week, then Claire got it the next week, … Continue reading

New WordPress Releases: 2.0.10 and 2.1.3

That’s right, two shiny new bugfix/security updates. One for the 2.0 branch and one for the 2.1 branch. There are some small bugfixes in both of these versions, but the main reason to upgrade is for the security fixes (I’m going to write more on that subject later). List of changes for 2.0.10 List of changes for 2.1.3 Visit the downloads page for version 2.1.3, and the Release Archive for version 2.0.10. Watch later this … Continue reading