Updated to version 3.3 of WordPress (on my to do list for all clients) and this site got automatically updated to v3.4 – it’s that cutting edge thing again. I should probably switch back to the stability of 3.3 except right now it’s a risk I’m willing to take (using the unknown).
4th of July release: “… can’t think of a more fitting way to mark a day that celebrates freedom than by releasing more free software to help democratize publishing around the globe” – Matt Mullenweg
The hype is a tad much for the release of WordPress 3.2, but hey Americana rules today, so why not hype it up?
Here at Dia Media, we’ve been running WP 3.2 release candidate for a week of so now, and have noticed it feels faster and lighter. This feeling of lightness is mirrored by the default font – Helvetica Neue.
- the showcase template – haven’t figured out how to wrestle it into submission yet
- the Format options for posts – makes it simpler for Gallery posts
- the full screen mode – although would like to be able to see the full “kitchen sink” toolbar at glance
- Goodbye IE 6 – I know your death was greatly spoken of, but with this release you are now buried
- the Name – Gershwin – what’s not to like?
- Haven’t found anything super annoying or missing (yet!) and as was working with release candidate (until now) will wait and see if anything leaps out.
Am about to upgrade to the WP RC2 release candidate, – a bleeding edge* move.
Wait, need to catch my breath from laughing too hard, as bleeding edge is a wee bit too much.
The thing is, this blog is in its nascent state – no readers per se – so there’s no need to worry about installing something that’s not fully viable.
Naturally, I have backed up files, the database, the whole server in fact. Then I will leap into the unknown. 2011 here we come.
*Bleeding edge nightlies is the phrase used in the plug-in for beta testing wordpress.
I was reading an acquaintance’s freshly pressed blog the other day, and noticed they had lots of comments on their posts – even though there were only a few posts and the blog hadn’t been going that long.
My first thought – “Way to go! See this blogging thing really pays off”
and then I actually read the comments.
Along the lines of
“Hello ! this is a very great website here and I just wanted to comment & say that you’ve done an wonderful job here!”
“Excellent read, I just passed this onto a colleague who was doing a little research on that. And he just bought me lunch as I found it for him smile So let me rephrase that: Thanks for lunch!”
Of course, most would immediately recognize these comments as spam, especially if you take a second to notice the links of the author (pharmaceuticals and their ilk). However, I was quite surprised to see that this blogger was oblivious to their origins and was quaintly replying back things like “Thanks so much…etc”.
I’m not trying to make fun of this newbie. It opened my eyes to the fact these types of deceptions are insidious, and can be less obvious to the newbie.
The bottom line, if you are brand new to the “blogosphere” is check the links, install a good anti-spam plug-in (Aksimet etc), and, of course, as elsewhere, if it seems to good to be true…
N.B. Of course this blog is quite freshly pressed too! If I had a dime for every abandoned blog I started….