Earlier Today, WordPress 3.0.4 was pushed as an security update fixing a critical bug in their HTML Sanitisation library called, KSES. WordPress advises you to upgrade immediately because if left unpatched can allow hackers to attack your blogs using XSS Techniques. Don’t put off updating your blogs in this holiday season because it will just… Continue reading WordPress 3.0.4 Released
Akismet, one of the most popular Anti-Spam plugins for WordPress got a major upgrade today. The Latest version, 2.5 works only on WordPress 3.0 and above. So if you are running WordPress 2.9 or below, don’t upgrade and stay on 2.4 only. This Time, not only behind the scene changes have been made but some… Continue reading Akismet Gets a Major Update
Most of the WordPress Conditional Tags are easy to understand and pretty self-explanatory with their terminology but these two tags – is_home() and is_front_page() were two which left me confused. So I searched for the difference between two and found that both are actually very different in their approaches. Though both of them give same… Continue reading Difference between is_home() and is_front_page()
With WordPress 3.0 release, a new page template was introduced as front-page.php. Now to show the front page, a developer has now 3 options namely – index.php, home.php and front-page.php Now the problem is which template is to be used when and how does WordPress decides which template to load when and how to avoid… Continue reading Difference between home.php and front-page.php
Well this is probably the biggest announcement from WordPress.com in recent months. Auttomattic has parternered with partners at Microsoft and as a result of which all blogs hosted on Windows Live Spaces would be shifted to WordPress.com in next 6 months. And not only this but all new blogs created at Windows Live Spaces from… Continue reading Windows Live Spaces shifts to WordPress.com
WordPress Devs recently had a meeting about the future and plans for the upcoming WordPress 3.1. Goals for WordPress 3.1 include: “to have a very short dev cycle, a decent amount of testing time, and a release in mid-December. Low on new features, heavy on ui and code cleanup, and avoidance of schema changes. Save… Continue reading WordPress 3.1 Roadmap Out
Recently WeblogToolsCollection came out with a post asking whether you should hide dates on your blog posts or not. Not only a poll but it also had a complete guide on how to remove post dates from your blog completely. Not only they mentioned on how to remove dates from posts but from comments as… Continue reading Any sense in Hiding Dates on Blog Posts?
First it was Mobile Browsers, then Iphone then Blackberry, then Android and hosts of other smartphones and devices for which we had to create sites for. This summer, Apple released Ipad. Now just because your blog has been optimised for other mobile devices, it doesn’t mean it would give an optimal viewing experience in Ipad.… Continue reading Convert your WordPress Blog to an Ipad App with PadPressed