Feb 042012

Friday, Feb 3, 2012 – So, traffic was too easy this morning on GA 400 into Atlanta.  I’m at the Savannah College of Art & Design which is hosting WordCamp Atlanta 2012.  And…I’m really early. Lol.

While I’m thinking of it, the presentations should all be available in the near future on WordPress TV.

Saturday, Feb 4, 2012 – WPEngine.com is reportedly offering free lifetime hosting for WordPress sites; the downside as far as I can tell is it is limited to site hosting, no e-mail.  <darn.  sigh>.  Great to hear directly from WordPress co-founder Matt Mullenweg, he answered a ton of questions and is a very likeable guy.


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Feb 012012

By Joel Lee at MakeUseOf.com…

After the dot-com boom in the ‘90s, the Internet has grown to be less of a novelty and more of a necessity. Whether you’re the CEO of a big corporation or just an everyday Joe Schmoe, it’s nearly impossible to live in complete isolation from the online world. According to Internet World Stats, over half of the Western world has regular access to the Internet. That means that Internet users are no longer in the minority and being online is slowly becoming a critical aspect of living in the West.

via 5 Excellent Open Source Content Management Systems To Start A Website.

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Jan 012012

This web site, CotW, is powered by WordPress 3.3 and the article below provides an overview of the new features.

By James Bruce at MakeUseOf.com…

If you haven’t logged into your dashboard lately, you probably should. WordPress 3.3 was released about a few weeks ago, and as a major release it brings some fairly significant changes which I’ll outline today. The underlying theme is accessibility for new users.

via What’s New In WordPress 3.3 ?.

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Dec 122011

On the way to a geek Meetup, Dec 2011.

I just learned about this tonight at an Atlanta WordPress Meetup.  Funny, an update appearing as we were meeting.  The Meetup group and meeting was great!  We had some experts demonstrate how to create WordPress plugins.

by Matt Mullenweg at WordPress.org…

The latest and greatest version of the WordPress software — 3.3, named “Sonny” in honor of the great jazz saxophonist Sonny Stitt — is immediately available for download or update inside your WordPress dashboard.

WordPress has had over 65 million downloads since version 3.0 was released, and in this third major iteration we’ve added significant polish around the new user experience, navigation, uploading, and imports. Check out this short video that summarizes the things we think you’ll find are the cat’s pajamas:

via WordPress › WordPress 3.3 “Sonny”.

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Nov 042011

By James Bruce at MakeUseOf.com…

Having created quite a few blogs, I’d like to think that I have a good system down for those essential first steps, and I hope it can be of use to you too. By following these you’ll get a good head start in the world of blogging and hopefully an influx of traffic to give you the motivation to carry on. If you’ve already started, think of this as a checklist as I’m sure there’s a few you haven’t done yet.

via 10 Essential First Steps When Starting A WordPress Blog.

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Jun 252011

By Christina Warren at Mashable.com…

If you want the hands-down, easiest way to embed practically anything on your blog or website, have we got a tool for you!

The nature of the web is such that sharing and republishing content is common — and often even encouraged. The problem is, we increasingly store bits of our data on various services scattered across the web. Aggregating that content into one centralized personal hub can be time consuming — requiring user to manually copy text and links or upload files and photos — or fiddling with RSS feeds trying to make content automagically appear.

via How To Embed Practically Anything On Your Blog or Website.

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