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  • kmcdade 7:56 pm on March 9, 2010 Permalink
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    March 18: Multisite features and more in WordPress 3.0 

    Join us March 18th at 6:00 p.m. as Aaron Jorbin demonstrates the new multisite, custom post type and menu management features coming in WordPress 3.0. This will be an opportunity to see some of the biggest changes to WordPress in quite some time. Some of the things Aaron will go through include:

    • What the multisite features mean to both users and developers
    • How to enable Multisite once you’ve upgraded
    • How to add and customize custom menus on your site
    • How to add a custom post type

    This talk will be aimed at both users and developers. Even if you don’t know a thing about coding, Aaron will show you the basics to help you understand these three changes. If a beta version of 3.0 is released before the meeting, we will work off of that. Otherwise Aaron will use the latest trunk version of WordPress. As this will be a development version, things can and will change before 3.0 is released, but this should give you an idea of what to expect. If you have any questions or suggestions on specifics that you would like to see covered, please comment on this post. See you on the 18th!

    http://aaron.jorb.in
    twitter: twitter.com/aaronjorbin

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    As always, we’ll meet at Webtrends (851 SW 6th Avenue) from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
    RSVP on Upcoming.

     
  • kmcdade 7:57 pm on February 11, 2010 Permalink
    Tags: , wordpress   

    If you missed Aaron Hockley’s talk on how to launch a new blog, you can find an outline at http://bit.ly/bloglaunch.

     
  • kmcdade 12:08 pm on October 23, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , , upgrades, wordpress   

    WordPress 2.8.5 and All In One SEO Pack 

    If you’ve logged in to your admin screen lately, you should have see a notice that “WordPress 2.8.5 is available! Please update now.”  It’s not a major update. WordPress is calling it a “hardening” release; it’s basically a security update.

    I updated plugins at the same time I updated to 2.8.5 on TechnoEarthMama, and  All in One SEO Pack was one of those with an update. Some people have gotten 502 errors recently after updating this plugin; I got one when I tried to go to the plugin’s admin screen to update options. I simply deactivated and reactivated the plugin, and everything was fine after that, but if it’s still not working for you,  Devin Price tweeted a post on the WordPress.org forums which offers another solution. It does require editing the plugin. Also, don’t forget that there’s a radio button you need to click on the All in One SEO Pack settings page to enable the plugin (in addition to activating the plugin through WordPress).

    Finally, if you’re interested, you can find out more about the changes coming in WordPress 2.9 over at ShanKrila (thanks to Kelly Guimont for the tip).

     
    • K 6:44 am on October 26, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Kathleen,

      Thanks for the tip on the All in One SEO Pack plugin issues. Plus, a huge hi-five for a link to my WP 2.9 post. Glad you liked it!

    • Holly 10:47 pm on October 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      i am still looking for a good SEO plugin for WordPress. my blog is not ranking high enought for the keywords that i wanted to rank.

    • Florida SEO 10:35 am on December 19, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I would like to recommend the Platinum SEO Pack, it has more useful options than the all in one seo pack. There are more nofollow selections, additional post, page and home headers, you can nofollow all of the outgoing links on just the front page, you can add the noydir meta tag, the noodp meta tag, you can use the option for noindex on sub pages and my favorite option of all is all of the options that it gives you on each individual post and page of your wordpress blog.

      Those are just a few of the things that I can think of off the top of my head. The fact of the matter is that I have used both and have found that I am in greater control of my websites on-page seo than when I was using the All in One SEO Pack.

  • kmcdade 7:11 pm on June 18, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: wordpress,   

    WordPress 2.8 Overview 

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    Named after trumpeter and vocalist Chet Baker.

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    Fixes over 790 bugs.

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    Faster; both admin interface and database have improved performance.

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    One-click theme installation.

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    New CodePress editor for themes and plugins.

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    Plugins are no longer divided into active and inactive sections (although are marked as such)

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    Widgets are easier to use

    Widget editing on the fly

    Drag and drop widgets between sidebars; edit all sidebars simultaneously

    De-activate widget but save settings.

    The full list of features and fixes in 2.8, including developer features and a new Widgets API: http://codex.wordpress.org/Version_2.8

     
  • Daniel Bachhuber 10:02 pm on March 8, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , , nathan bergey, wordpress   

    Bending CSS To Your Will On March 19th 

    Our March meeting will be held on the traditional “Third Thursday”, March 19th at CubeSpace from 6pm until 7:30pm. This month’s meeting is going to feature a talk by Nathan Bergey, aka @natronics on CSS and how you can take a theme and really make it your own. From his description:

    So you’ve got a blog, and after browsing through hundreds of free WordPress themes online you’ve found one that you like. But it’s not quite perfect. You don’t like that orange color. Or the titles are too big. Or it’s typeset in the wrong font. It’s okay, but it’s not yours. If only you knew just a little about Cascading Style Sheets, then you could tweak things to your hearts desire.

    Good news! It’s not that hard. I’ll show you how to get started tweaking an existing WordPress theme. I’ll start simple and explain the basics of CSS selectors and properties. Then I’ll show off some some tools that make it easy to figure out what part of the code you need to change. I’ll go through several real world examples looking at how to change fonts, colors and spacing. Then I’ll show how to add icons or background images to an element. I’ll also try to highlight some common pitfalls and things to look out for. I’ll also be around to try to answer specific questions about how to fix something on your site. Already know some CSS-fu? You should come too and help people out and correct anything I might say that’s wrong.

    I personally have come up against this in a few different ways so I am pleased to get more knowledge on this subject. It seems like it could go both ways though: Once I know even more about customizing my site will I ever blog or will I just continually monkey around with the layout? I can’t wait to find out! I want to reiterate Nathan’s invitation to anyone with strong CSS-fu to show up and help out. See you then!

     
    • Ingvill 4:21 pm on March 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Sounds great. What time is it on? Do I have to tell anyone that I would like to come, or do I just show up?

    • Kelly 5:23 pm on March 16, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Ingvill:

      It's from 6PM to 7:30PM. You can just show up, and if you want to bring some interested friends, by all means feel free!

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