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  WordPress 3.0 final release with codenamed Thelonious

Friday, June 18th, 2010 | In Wordpress & Plugins | Tags:

WordPress 3.0 has finally released with codenamed Thelonious after the American jazz artist Thelonious Sphere Monk and this will be the thirteenth major release of WordPress CMS (Content Management System) and blogging software.

WordPress 3.0 with codenamed Thelonious
~ WordPress 3.0 with codenamed Thelonious ~

WordPress 3.0 has lighter user interface, includes bunch of new features. It is loaded with a completely new default theme called as Twenty Ten and new APIs for developers to customize background, menu, headers, shortlinks, post types and taxonomies.

Users can now customize their menu from the WordPress Dashboard rather than scripting the code manually from the physical files. Users can also create the menu for their blog as simple as drag and drop.
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  WordPress version 2.9 “Carmen” is now available

Sunday, December 20th, 2009 | In Wordpress & Plugins | Tags:

On 18th December 2009, a week before Christmas, WordPress version 2.9 was released to the public. This version of WordPress blogging software is named “Carmen” and comes with a list of new features, some major enhancements and bug fixes from its previous version. The requirement for the database is MySQL 4.1.2 or above.

Wordpress version 2.9 Carmen is available with great features
Wordpress version 2.9 provides the smoothest and comfortable way to write articles because of major and significant user features are introduced as well as more subtle improvements have been loaded in this version.

The great new features from a user point of view are,
1. Global undo or “Trash” feature

Global undo or Trash feature
It acts like a recycle bin in most of the modern operating systems. It allows users to temporary delete posts, pages or comments to the “trash” and users can restore back the posts, pages or comments from the “trash”. So, users will never accidentally delete a post, page or comment. The items inside the “trash” are keeping for 30 days by default whereas users can defined the number of days at wp-config.php to hold the deleted items in the “trash”. For example,
define('EMPTY_TRASH_DAYS', 7);
Note: This feature can be disabled by add the following code at wp-config.php
define('EMPTY_TRASH_DAYS', 0);
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  Great Lightbox 2 plugin for WordPress

Sunday, March 1st, 2009 | In Download Or Not, Wordpress & Plugins |

Lightbox2 version 2.8.2 plugin is the upgraded version since the Lightbox version 0.6 plugin for WordPress blogging platform. This is the powerful plugin turn linked image into neat JavaScript empowered pop-up that overlay on the top of your webpage. It scans your posts for linked images and make before applied the image overlay effect when user click on the image, this is much better than linking to a new window or even open a new window. The lightbox overlay shows a small pre-loader animation before showing the full image.

WordPress users can adjust the Lightbox 2 setting such like the appearance; auto lightbox image links, which allow the plugin to add necessary HTML to image links.

1. Get the plugin below or from the Internet.
2. Unzip the file and upload the whole folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
3. Activate the plugin through the ‘plugins’ menu in the wordpress, then proceed to Options -> Lightbox 2. Your plugin is really to use for the linked images that you want the overlay effect shown.
4. Add a rel=”lightbox2″ attribute to any link image tag to activate the lightbox, or rel=”lightbox[imagesgroup1]” for a set of images.
5. Additionally, you can also use the title attribute to show the caption when visitors mouse over the images. This is optional option.

A disadvantage of this plugin is need to wait the whole webpage to be loaded, before the image overlay’s effects works properly. Sometime I can not wait for the whole webpage being loaded, so just press the “Esc” button to stop the loading then click on the image has Lightbox feature applied and it works.

For example:
Single image.
<a href=”img1.jpg” rel=”lightbox2″ title=”Caption Img1″>Image 1</a>

A set of images.
<a href=”img1.jpg” rel=”lbox2[group1]” title=”Img1″>Image 1</a>
<a href=”img2.jpg” rel=”lbox2[group1]” title=”Img2″>Image 2</a>
<a href=”img3.jpg” rel=”lbox2[group1]” title=”Img3″>Image 3</a>
<a href=”img4.jpg” rel=”lbox2[group1]” title=”Img4″>Image 4</a>

This plugin have been introduced very long time ago and I have just recently applied this plugin on my weblog especially for the Comics Collection category to show the comics in very interesting way. Thanks for the creator for this great plugin, I really have a fun with this plugin.

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  PhoneFactor wordpress plugin, for security purpose

Friday, June 27th, 2008 | In Wordpress & Plugins |

Another interesting wordpress plugin that related to phone call feature, that is PhoneFactor. This plugin provides an additional layer of security when logging in to your wordpress powered blog. This plugin is suitable for the bloggers that having the confidential information at their admin page, and strictly for unauthorized users to log into the system.

PhoneFactor 1
When this plugin is enabled, you will receive a phone call asking you to press the # symbol to authorize, in order you can successfully log into the system, otherwise you will attempt fail to login even you have the right username and password.

PhoneFactor 2
This plugin absolutely help you to prevent the unauthorized users to login to your system, even they got your username and password. Beside building this integrating with the API to authenticate via phone, the developers also built the registration step, at your admin page, so that you not have to leave the admin page when activating this plugin.

PhoneFactor 3
You test your setting at profile page.


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