WordPress 2.9 Has Finally Arrived

20 December 2009

During the weekend I updated no less than 15 WordPress blogs. The operation went as smooth as a baby’s butt, and hours later, plugin updates starting pouring in. Thanks to the mass updater feature, I was able to install them all at once.

If you’re a developer and you’re interested in what’s new when a plugin updates, check out Changelogger, a plugin which:

[...] shows the latest changelog right on the plugin listing page, whenever there’s a plugin ready to be updated.

The changelog on a plugin update is being shown if the plugin author added a changelog section based on the new readme.txt example file to their plugin.

If you need to optimize your database before updating, but you don’t have access to a phpMyAdmin interface, use Portable phpMyAdmin plugin.

I’m sure a maintenance release will follow in January, perhaps to improve the new features (I still don’t like the post thumb feature and I still use the Get the Image plugin), or to fix the omnipresent bugs. Don’t get me wrong, but new releases always bring new and fresh bugs.

Happy 2.9.

Update Spree

24 May 2009


I have been updating some of my web sites, trying to make them validate as XHTML Strict. What I’ve learned from this routine work?

1. Do not insert a <div> tag into a <p> tag. It won’t validate. Try a <span>.
2. Use <p> or <div> to surround <input>, <select> and <textarea> tags.
3. Use <label>, more for accessibility than validation.

RuneScape Updates

10 July 2008

Years ago there was a game I loved playing and I spent hours and hours doing quests and hunting with my parties. This game was called RuneScape. Rewritten and renamed, the first version of RuneScape was released to the public on 4 January 2001 in beta form. It has a free-to-play option, and a simple interface that is accessible on most web browsers.

Recently, RuneScape became 3D. Well, as 3D as Java can be, but anyway, the changes are amazing. Here is a movie from their recent update, and a quick note:

RuneScape has been reworked and now looks better than ever! If you are a member, you will be able to access this update by following the directions below. If you are a free player, you can expect to be playing RuneScape HD as soon as the Beta period is over. Free players who select RuneScape HD will receive a preview of the new graphics, meaning they can see how it runs on their machines, but will be unable to play in it.

I miss those days, when I had nothing to do all day but play RuneScape.

Tons Of Updates

9 July 2008

As you can see from the dashboard section with RSS updates, both WordPress and WordPress MU are updating. I am glad to hear this as I’m trying to keep all my blogs updated.

One problem I’ve had with my WordPress MU installation was the lack of plugins’ update reminders, so I had to look for the them manually. As specified,

Plugins in wp-content/plugins/ are version checked like in WordPress. mu-plugins isn’t covered just yet.

No worry for that, the main plugins were the problem. I will keep you updated on my changes. I have some aggressive promotion in mind, and I’m getting it ready.

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