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Monthly Archives: February 2009

My day as a tag cloud

If I could record all the phrases I said in a typical day, and turn it into a tag cloud, it would probably look something like this: Jamie stop DVD clean up come back hold your horses work not right now lunch toys Suze beautiful boo-boo dog cat snack dammit turkey kicking Mickey Mouse Clubhouse cute pick up Mary hitting smart Claire movie clothes stay out in a minute don’t nap sweetheart What would yours … Continue reading

WordPress 2.7.1 Released

The official WordPress 2.7.1 release is now ready for download. The announcement on the WordPress Development Blog is short and to the point: 2.7.1, the first 2.7 maintenance release, is now available. 2.7.1 fixes 68 tickets. You can automatically upgrade from 2.7 to 2.7.1 via the Tools->Upgrade menu, or you can download the package and upgrade manually. Consult the list of fixed tickets and the full set of changes between 2.7 and 2.7.1 for details. … Continue reading

Efficient permalink strategies for WordPress

Over the past several days, there has been an interesting discussion on the wp-testers mailing list (though, it really belonged on the wp-hackers list, but that’s beside the point) about permalink structures in WordPress. The original question came from matthijs and questioned why WordPress was storing rewrite rules for every page on his site in a database option. Further discussion revealed that this was a side-effect of his particular permalink structure, and some really good … Continue reading

WordPress 2.7.1-beta1 tagged in SVN

There hasn’t been an official announcement yet, but I noticed that SVN was tagged with WordPress 2.7.1-beta1 the other day. Though there have been many patches in the 2.7 branch since the last release, most of what I’ve seen appears to be pretty minor bugfixes (though one patch jumps out at me). You can peruse the list of changes since 2.7 yourself. I’m sure it won’t be too long before we hear something more official.