WordPress 3.2 Upgrade Available – Are You Ready?

Released this week WordPress 3.2 is another step forward in usability, functionality and speed for the worlds most popular open source publishing platform Before upgrading you may want to use the WordPress Requirements Plugin as 3.2 changes the minimum requirements for both PHP and MySQL. WordPress 3.2 will require PHP 5.2.4 and MySQL 5.0 It’s […]

WordPress Plugin upgrade failed error finally solved

I have had a many WordPress blogs over the years installed on shared hosting and have had little problem installing and managing them. I used a great auto upgrade plugin before automatic upgrades came to WordPress in version 2.7 (I think). But even with automatic upgrading of versions and plugins, having many blogs, it still […]

WordPress Permalinks not working on Ubuntu 10.04 – mod_rewrite issue requires a symlink

I recently installed WordPressMU on a virtual server and had problem with the permalinks. Much Google searching followed with little success at first but after some persistence I found the answers I needed. I will try and write this up for three reasons: So hopefully it could benefit someone else with the same problem To […]

Just a few of the links from WordCamp UK 2010 on Manchester

Just a few of the great links from this weekends WordCamp UK. A lot of great plugins etc mentioned by the speakers. Query Posts Widget: WordPress Plugin This widget has everything you’ll ever need to show posts on your site without touching code. It’s like having a WordPress developer ready to do your bidding all […]

Mass Mailing for WordPress and Magento

photo credit: SC Fiasco Looking for an emailing solution for a newsletter or email campaign? MailChimp is an excellent mass mailing solution which also has a plugins for the WordPress blogging and content management system and Magento the open source e-commerce software. Links below to the two plugins: MailChimp WordPress Plugin | MailChimp Email Marketing Blog (tags: […]

Blogging for Business Books

I am always interested in reading information and advise on business blogging and I came across this book on scribd which I thought was quite good (below). For people wanting more in depth and technical information (and want to use WordPress) I can really recommend WordPress for Business Bloggers by Paul Thewlis. Blogging for Business

Too Many Blogs?

I have setup and used many blogs with blogger, livejournal, tumblr, .mac etc. As much as I enjoy writing blog posts I like to play with the technology and see how the different services work. I had a main blog for a few years at outserve.biz a yahoo hosted wordpress blog. Due to work commitments […]

WordPress iphone app

A wordpress iPhone app has now been released to what appears to be mixed reviews. I am testing this by posting from the middle of cannock chase so if this us successful then I will be happy with the app because this would me very difficult to do over the web over a slow connection. […]

WordPress 2.6

I have now upgraded to WordPress 2.6 on most of my blogs. Some cool new features, I particular like the new options on images to reduce by a %. Great plugin for automatic upgrades here. The video supplied from WordPress is below showing some of the new features: