WordPress 3.0.4 Released

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…

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Akismet Gets a Major Update

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…

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Difference between is_home() and is_front_page()

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…

WordPress 3.1 Roadmap Out

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…

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Convert your WordPress Blog to an Ipad App with PadPressed

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.…