Jul 1, 2011

WordPress for webOS: A New Way to Blog

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Download WordPress for webOS. On a TouchPad now? Tap to access the app. Otherwise search the HP App Catalog for WordPress. More info at webos.wordpress.orgIt’s a new way to blog, on a new type of platform. Today we’re excited to share a glimpse of the future for all the WordPress mobile apps. Drumroll please! I give you WordPress for webOS, available as a download for the HP TouchPad with support for more webOS 3.0 devices coming in the future.

Here’s the run-down: It’s the first official WordPress app to have a full featured WYSIWYG (what’s this?) post editor. The app has been translated to all languages available on the TouchPad. It uses a “Sliding Panels” interface, which takes full advantage of the larger screen of the TouchPad and makes for fast and easy blog management on the go. Check out the video below to learn more!

Of course the app also features everything else you’ve come to expect from a WordPress app. You can manage posts and pages, as well as add new ones. Moderation is built right in, and you can even reply directly to comments. If a comment comes in and you’re working on something else with your TouchPad at the time, you’ll get notified about it. Peruse the Stats panel for in-depth information on what your visitors like the most about your site.

Another neat thing about this app is its use of “Cards”. This is a webOS invention that lets you stack screens belonging to the WordPress app in a single pile, making it very easy to, for instance, write a post while keeping the main window open. In fact, if you tap an email address in a comment, a compose email card will be stacked together with those of the app.

Learn more about WordPress for webOS at webos.wordpress.org and follow @WPwebOS on Twitter for the latest news!

Are you rocking a TouchPad? You can download WordPress for webOS directly on your device using the HP App Catalog. Just search for “WordPress”. Visiting on a device? Follow this link to download.

Get involved! Just like all the other official WordPress apps, WordPress for webOS is an Open Source project that craves your mad programming skills. Head on over to the development section to learn more.

Huge thanks to Beau Collins for some major webOS pwnage. We’d also like to thank our partners at HP for making all of this possible.

So, what’s your favorite invention in WordPress for webOS?

Comment detail view with a few comments pending moderation.

Compose card using the WYSIWYG editor.

Post detail view. The main sliding panel is collapsed.

Stacked cards and notifications example.


Introducing WordPress for WebOS

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Multiple Author Blogs vs Single Author Blogs

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When we were all amateurs, we started everything from scratch. However as time goes by, things relatively changed and the blogging community began to expand into a global thing and it’s even called as blogosphere or the WordPress community. The option to continue posting at that constant frequency to keep loyal readers and followers to date and to bring the “In” thing is relatively impossible for WPWebHost therefore to achieve that goals, we decided to have multiple authors to do that.

However the biggest argument today that I would like to discuss here is the pros and cons of a multiple author blog and also the pros and cons of a single author blog.

Single Author Blogs:

Expectation from readers
If you read a blog daily, you naturally get the flow of the blogger’s style and his general ideas as you know what you are about to get from the blogger and the topics that are usually covered. You also know the quality of the writings and also the information he/she is trying to convey.

Connecting with your readers
When a blog is written by one author, you generally have that connection factor with the blogger. This feeling is more like an X Factor to all bloggers as readers or followers have this dependable relations with the blogger and the important thing is that a person can relate with the blogger’s writings.

Limited post and articles
The availability of a single author blog is the main factor in this issue as he/she may not be available all the time to arrange the schedule for blogging. Hence, this will create a problem for their readers as the frequency of blogging has been reduced greatly and may upset their readers.

Single point of view
When it comes to the point of views, you will only get one. You will get one typical idea or knowledge from the blogger alone and if the topic that is being discussed or shared by the blogger is a topic that has more than one ending results, readers may face deadlock and in the end they may end up looking for other alternatives to get more point of views.

Unable to publish news
The chances of single author blog to publish news to their readers is almost impossible and they have to find an alternative way to do that to their readers.

Multiple Author Blogs:

More point of views
When you have more authors for the blog, it will generate more information to cover a certain topic. In fact, the topic that is being covered can have a wider range of discussion and every author has their own point of view.
More posts and articlesThe consistency and frequency of new posts or articles will be there as it does not depend on one single author.

Variations in the blog
Every author has their own unique style and therefore when two or more authors cover the same topic, you can clearly see the differences and also the approach on how their different perceptions are being shared on the same table.

Lack of persistent articles
The quality of articles between different authors may be very different so certain readers may have their own preferences towards certain author therefore this may create some bias between the communities.

Hard to reach out to your readers
When there are many authors in the single blog, getting to know the demographics of your readers may be a bit of a challengeas different authors have different styles and building relationship with the readers is perhaps the key element of making your blog popular.

Conclusion
Blogging in either one of these approaches definitely has its own pros and cons. Forget about the probabilities and the chances or the risk that might be imposed, as there’s only two ending result which is whether it will be beneficial to your blog or not. These are some of the points that will affect your decision making whether you want your blog to be a single author blog or multiple author blog.

  • Is your blog a personal blog?
  • Do you have enough time to update your blog?
  • Do you have enough money for revenue sharing?
  • Who will take the credits?

Give us your thoughts and share with us your own suggestions.

 

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Jun 29, 2011

WordPress 3.1.4 (and 3.2 Release Candidate 3)

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WordPress 3.1.4 is available now and is a maintenance and security update for all previous versions.

This release fixes an issue that could allow a malicious Editor-level user to gain further access to the site. Thanks K. Gudinavicius ofSEC Consultfor bringing this to our attention. Version 3.1.4 also incorporates several other security fixes and hardening measures thanks to the work of WordPress developers Alexander ConchaandJon Cave of our security team. Consult thechange logfor more details.

Download WordPress 3.1.4 or update immediately from the Dashboard → Updates menu in your site’s admin area.

WordPress 3.2 Release Candidate 3

This release was about all that stood in the way of a final release of WordPress 3.2. So we’re also announcing the third release candidate for 3.2, which contains all of the fixes in 3.1.4; few minor RTL, JavaScript, and user interface fixes; and ensures graceful failures if 3.2 is run on PHP4. As a reminder, we’ve bumped our minimum requirements for version 3.2 to PHP 5.2.4 and MySQL 5.0.

To test WordPress 3.2, try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (you’ll want “bleeding edge nightlies”). Or you can download the release candidate here (zip). At this stage, plugin authors should be doing final tests to ensure compatibility.

Bonus: For more on what to test and what to do if you find an issue, please read our Beta 1 post.

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Jun 27, 2011

Block WordPress spam comment with .htaccess

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If you have self hosted WordPress and always got lots of spam comments and getting frustrated by trashing them each day, you may actually block or reduce them through your .htaccess Apache configuration file.

Most spammer attack your comment box not through the blog post but they actually access through your wp-comments-post.php file. Here is how you can stop them from attacking your blog with spam and at the same time stopping the unnecessary server load.

You can find the .htaccess file in your root of WordPress installation folder have a basic setting written and there's no existing security configuration on it.

Just add the rules as below.The source code as below was obtained from AllGuru.Net,

# Protect from spam comments <IfModule mod_rewrite.c> RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{REQUEST_METHOD} POST RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} .wp-comments-post\.php* RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} !.*xyz.* [OR] RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^$ RewriteRule (.*) ^http://%{REMOTE_ADDR}/$ [R=301,L] </IfModule>

.xyz is referring to your blog root or best put your domain name by the way.

Make sure you have make a backup of your original .htaccess rules before apply the spam blocking rules to prevent unnecessary mess ups.

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