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WordPress 3.1 Beta 2 Released

By on Dec 16, 2010 in WordPress News |

Its around a week since the WordPress 3.0.3 was released and now WordPress has announced the release of WordPress 3.1 Beta 2 and the WordPress 3.1 Beta 1 was released almost two weeks ago.Folks at WordPress are really fast in fixing the issues and releasing their updates. WordPres just annouced the second beta of WordPress 3.1 is now available! Already have a test install that you want to switch over to the beta? Try the beta tester plugin. Please test 3.1 on a test site, not on your live site, as interactions with plugins that haven’t been updated may be unpredictable, (see how that works?) whether something will break or not… that’s why test everything! Download the WordPress 3.1 Beta 2...

Download Official WordPress App for Windows Phone 7

By on Dec 16, 2010 in WordPress News |

WordPress just announced its latest official WordPress app for Windows Phone 7. WordPress for Windows Phone 7 makes it easy to manage your blog or website while on the move.Writing and editing Posts and Pages is a breeze, as well as being able to quickly moderate comments and check statistics. And it’s all made to get you in and out quickly. WordPress app for Windows Phone 7 can be downloaded from Windows Phone 7 apps marketplace or from official site of WordPress for Windows Phone 7 for free. Download WordPress App for Windows Phone...

WordPress.com Blogs Integrated Zemanta

By on Aug 18, 2010 in WordPress News |

Ever wish you had a blogging assistant who helped you write posts that are full of great links, photos, and tags? Wish no more: They’ve partnered with the folks at Zemanta to give you a hand at quickly jazzing up your posts. Once you’ve activated Zemanta, you’ll see several new widgets on your edit screen that let you quickly add recommended links, photos, tags, and articles. With just a few clicks your post goes from simple to snazzy. How to Activate Zemanta To add Zemanta, go to Users > Personal Settings in your Dashboard. You’ll see a new option near the end of the page that lets you add Zemanta to your posts. Click “Help me find related content (images, links, related articles, and tags) to use in my posts.” Hit “Save Changes” at the bottom of the page. You can turn it off at any time. How It Works Here’s how Zemanta looks in your edit window. (In this example, I’ve opened and dragged the Zemanta “Recommendations” widget up next to my text box.) It’s giving me a set of recommended photos, articles, and one link to add to my post. I then clicked a photo I liked, as well as an article and the recommended link. Zemanta automatically adds them into my post as I click on them. Here’s how my post looks after it has been spiffed up by Zemanta: A Few More Details If you don’t like the results Zemanta is giving you, you can hit “refine” to see a new set of recommendations. And if you’ve changed the topic of your blog post, hitting “update” will give you new choices. You can use as many of the Zemanta recommendations as you like, or you can ignore all of them — totally up to you! Currently, Zemanta works on English-language blogs and can only be used in the visual editor mode. It’s not available on private blogs. Photos recommended by Zemanta are copyright-cleared, but we urge you to check out the photo’s license if you have any doubts (you can do that by hovering over the...

WordPress.com Blogs Added Official Tweet Button

By on Aug 18, 2010 in WordPress News |

For those of you who have been dreaming of an easier way for your readers to share your posts on Twitter, that day has come. WordPress  announced that they’ve added an official Tweet Button as an option for all WordPress.com blogs. How it works: When one of your readers hits the Tweet Button, they will be shown a popup that includes a shortened link to your post. Readers can add in a quick message, and then hit “Tweet” to send the post to their Twitter feed as a tweet — all without leaving your blog. Additionally, each time a reader tweets your post, you’ll know it: The tool keeps a live tally of tweets, so you’re never in the dark about how your blog posts are performing in the Twittersphere. To enable the button on your blog please visit the “Appearance > Extras” menu and select the “Show a Twitter Tweet Button on my posts”...