Apr 8, 2011

AARP Blog on WordPress

AARP Blog on WordPress  阅读原文»

The AARP has launched their blog on WordPress.com VIP.

To recall the sentiment of Beth Carpenter’s post “Baby Boomers on Twitter? Yep, sure are“, to that we say, Baby Boomers on WordPress? Yep, sure are.

Welcome!

[Visit the official AARP blog]

Ready to become a VIP Services Client? Some of the world's biggest brands rely on WordPress.com VIP Services.


Foursquare and 4sqDay Check In on WordPress  阅读原文»

Foursquare‘s staff blog is on WordPress as well as the blog for the upcoming 4sqday, Foursquare day, on 4/16!

[Visit the 4sqday site]

[Visit the Foursquare blog]


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New Theme: The Morning After

New Theme: The Morning After  阅读原文»

Say hello to The Morning After, a classic and popular magazine-style theme that has withstood the test of time. Based on its great success for self-hosted sites we’re excited to bring it to you for the first time on WordPress.com.

Example of The Morning After's front page.

Introduced in 2007 by Arun Kale, The Morning After was a game-changer as the first magazine style theme for WordPress; it is still considered by many to be the top of its class. In June 2010 WooThemes announced it was taking over the theme:

Considering the significance of this theme, we jumped at the opportunity. We felt that [The Morning After] started so many things in the WordPress community… and we wanted to put our weight behind one of the “pillars” of that community.

The Morning After sports a special home page template with featured posts, three available widget areas, and special styles for posts in the “Aside” format. Also included is an optional full-width page template that removes the sidebar and full support for a custom menu, header and background. A robust theme options menu allows for further customization: header links, page headings, full or partial content an archive pages, and more.

Read more about The Morning After on the Theme Showcase.

The Morning After is now available in your WordPress.com dashboard and, for self-hosted sites as a download from WooThemes.


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Apr 6, 2011

iPad 2 Giveaway Contest

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Ahoy! It’s April now and it’s the time again and this time we are giving out the coolest gadget that you would dream of since its official launching last week.

Guess what? This time we are giving away a brand new “super extreme revolutionary iPad 2” to you for FREE!

No Gimmicks or Catches, 100% Free!

How to win?

  • Copy any banner display code below and paste at the area of your blog/website which you want to display the banner.
  • Post a tweet about WPWebHost iPad2 Giveaway with hashtag #wpwebhost and link back to this post.
  • Leave a comment here with your blog/website URL and the tweet URL you have posted.
  • The banner code must remain active in your blog/website until the end of the giveaway, 30 April 2011.
  • The winner of the IPad2 will be randomly picked using list randomizer in Random.org after the giveaway ends.
  • Participations are accepted until 30 April 2011.

How to embed the banner display code into your website?

For WordPress users:You may paste the banner code into your widget option.

  • Login to your WordPress admin Dashboard => Appearance => Widgets

  • Drag a new "Text" widget to your preferred widget area

  • Copy and paste the banner code into the new "Text" widget.

  • Save and go your WordPress and check on the cool ads you have just uploaded.

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Apr 5, 2011

WordPress 3.1.1

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WordPress 3.1.1 is now available. This maintenance and security release fixes almost thirty issues in 3.1, including:

  • Some security hardening to media uploads
  • Performance improvements
  • Fixes for IIS6 support
  • Fixes for taxonomy and PATHINFO (/index.php/) permalinks
  • Fixes for various query and taxonomy edge cases that caused some plugin compatibility issues

Version 3.1.1 also addresses three security issues discovered by WordPress core developers Jon Cave and Peter Westwood, of our security team.The first hardens CSRF prevention in the media uploader.The second avoids a PHP crash in certain environments when handling devilishly devised links in comments, and the third addresses an XSS flaw.

We suggest you update to 3.1.1 promptly. Download 3.1.1 or update automatically from the Dashboard → Updates menu in your site’s admin area.

Our release haiku:

Only the geeks know
What half this stuff even means
Don’t worry — update

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