Tuesday, November 30, 2010

WordPress for iPhone/iPad v2.6 Released

Attention Apple-gadget-owning WordPress users! Have you been using the WordPress iOS app for iPhone and iPad? Or maybe you tried it a while back and thought it wasn’t for you? Either way, the new release — v2.6 — will knock your socks off. Why? A bunch of reasons:
  • Video. Record, upload, attach, and play videos within the app. Yay for being able to catch your friends’ and co-workers’ most embarrassing shenanigans creative moments with iPhone video and publish them immediately for all the world to see on your WordPress site.
  • A total rewrite of the way local drafts are handled, to prevent the unintentional loss of your pending posts.
  • Autosave/post revisions. Bam! One of the “oh, thank goodness” features of the web app makes it into the iOS version.
  • Easier setup. Faster and easier process for adding your sites to the app.
  • Media Library. We’re gradually getting closer to the media management you’re used to in the web app.
There are also numerous bugfixes and performance enhancements in this release, so if you haven’t been using the app lately, you should consider giving it another try. I’m personally pretty excited to start using the iPhone version more often now that there are all these fixes and new features. Especially the video upload. You know, for those creative moments that make life fun.

You can read the full 2.6 release post on the WordPress for iOS blog, and can download v2.6 from iTunes/the app store. Happy mobile blogging!
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Not an iPhone user? We’ve still got your on-the-go back! Check out the WordPress apps for Android, Blackberry, and Nokia (beta). They’re all 100% GPL, of course, and we’re always looking for contributors to the development projects, so check the blogs if you have mobile dev skills and want to get involved.

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Source: http://wordpress.org/news/2010/09/ios-v2-6/

Sunday, November 28, 2010

WordPress for Android 1.3.6: Media Improvements and More

WordPress for Android 1.3.6* has been released to Android Market which includes some significant improvements to adding media to your blog posts and pages.  Here’s what’s new:

Multiple Media Item Sharing

You can now select multiple items in the Android gallery app and share them to a new post in WordPress for Android.  Here’s a quick video tutorial on how to do it:

New Attached Media Display

The media that you’ve added to the post is now displayed in a horizontally scrolling gallery view, making it much easier to view the images that you’ve attached to a post or page.

YouTube Upload Fix

Sharing a video from the YouTube application has been fixed.  When you share a video to a post from the app it will now be correctly embedded in your blog post for viewing.

More Bug Fixes

There’s many more fixes in this release including:
  • Removed ‘read phone state’ permission when installing the app from Android Market.
  • Improved performance on the new post and new page views.
  • New account form now loads correctly.
We’re not stopping here!  Many more great improvements for the app are in the works. Thanks once again to the WordPress and Android community for your support of this app.

*Update November 5th, 2010 – we released version 1.3.7 with some more fixes! Details are in the Android Market ‘Recent Changes’ section for the app.

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Source : http://android.wordpress.org/2010/11/01/wordpress-for-android-1-3-6-media-improvements-and-more/

Friday, November 26, 2010

Version 1.3.8: Post Status & Bug Fixes

WordPress for Android 1.3.8 has been released to Android Market. We squashed some bugs that we received from Android Market reports as well as added a new feature! Here’s what’s new:

Set Post Status

We had one of those “Should have added that a long time ago” moments when we discovered that you couldn’t set the post or page status from the app. Now when you are creating or editing content, you can choose the post status (Draft, Pending Review, Private or Publish).

Oodles of Bug Fixes

We had a look at some of the error reports we get from Android Market and took care of many of the issues that were causing the app to force close:

    * Fixed crash when adding media on Dell Streak
    * Fixed crash when attempting to add a self-hosted site with an invalid blog URL
    * Fixed local db problem when upgrading from a 1.0.x or 1.1.x version
    * Updated Polish translation strings
    * Fixed crash when trying to add a second blog from a WordPress.com account or WordPress multi-user install
    * Fixed no-name blogs from showing as blank in the multi-user blog selection screen
    * Comments Loading progress bar no longer hangs

Visit Android Market to download the update, or scan the code:

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Source  http://android.wordpress.org/2010/11/24/version-1-3-8-post-status-bug-fixes/

Thursday, November 25, 2010

WordPress Wins CMS Award

I was just informed that WordPress, in head-to-head voting against Joomla and Drupal, has won this year’s Open Source CMS Hall of Fame award.

We have to be careful because if this trend continues people might think WordPress is a real CMS, useful for more than just a blog. This would ruin our stealth campaign and might bring dozens of new users to the WordPress community. If you could keep this on the DL we’d appreciate it.

We don’t want WordPress to develop a reputation.

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Source : http://wordpress.org/news/2010/11/cms-award/ 

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

WordPress SEO

WordPress SEO is an all in one solution to search engine optimize your WordPress blog, featuring titles, meta descriptions, XML sitemaps & much mu

The most complete all in one SEO solution for your WordPress blog, this plugin has a huge list of features, including:
  • Post title and meta description meta box to change these on a per post basis.
  • Taxonomy (tag, category & custom taxonomy) title and meta description support.
  • Google search result snippet previews.
  • Focus keyword testing.
  • Meta Robots configuration:
    • Easily add noodp, noydir meta tags.
    • Easily noindex, or nofollow pages, taxonomies or entire archives.
  • Improved canonical support, adding canonical to taxonomy archives, single posts and pages and the front page.
  • RSS footer / header configuration.
  • Permalink clean ups, while still allowing for, for instance, Google Custom Search.
  • Breadcrumbs support, with configurable breadcrumbs titles.
  • XML Sitemaps with:
    • Images
    • Configurable removal of post types and taxonomies
    • Pages or posts that have been noindexed will not show in XML sitemap.
  • XML News Sitemaps.
  • .htaccess and robots.txt editor.
  • Basic import functionality for HeadSpace2 and All in One SEO.
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Source : http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-seo/ 

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Ruby on Rails 2.3.9 Released

Ruby on Rails have released Ruby on Rails 2.3.9 (gem and git tag) to extend the 2.3.8 bridge a few steps closer to Rails 3 and Ruby 1.9. If your app runs on Rails 2.3.9 without deprecation warnings, you’re looking good for an upgrade to Rails 3.


  • Changes i18n named-interpolation syntax from the deprecated Hello {{name}} to the 1.9-native Hello %{name}.
  • Replaces Kernel#returning with Object#tap which is native to Ruby 1.8.7.
  • Renames Array#random_element to Array#sample which is native to Ruby 1.9.
  • Renames config.load_paths and .load_once_paths to the more accurate config.autoload_paths and .autoload_once_paths.
Along with these deprecations come a broad array of bugfixes and minor tweaks. Read the commit log for the full story.
Onward to 3.1!

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Source: http://weblog.rubyonrails.org 

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Security Vulnerability in Nested Attributes code in Ruby On Rails 2.3.9 and 3.0.0

There is a vulnerability in the nested attributes handling code in some versions of Ruby on Rails. An attacker could manipulate form parameters and make changes to records other than those the developer intended. This vulnerability has been assigned the identifier CVE-2010-3933.
  • Versions Affected: 3.0.0, 2.3.9
  • Not affected: Versions earlier than 2.3.9 and applications which do not use accepts_nested_attributes_for
  • Fixed Versions: 3.0.1, 2.3.10


An attacker could change parameter names for form inputs and make changes to arbitrary records in the system. All users running an affected release should upgrade immediately.


The 3.0.1 and 2.3.10 releases are available at the normal locations. The 3.0.1 release consists solely of 3.0.0 with the security issue fixed, 3.0.2 will follow shortly and include other bugfixes as well as this fix. 2.3.10 is a regular release in the 2.3 series.


There are no feasible workarounds for this issue.


To aid users who aren’t able to upgrade immediately we have provided patches for the two supported release series. They are in git-am format and consist of a single changeset.
Please note that only the 2.3.x and 3.0.x series are supported at present. Users of earlier unsupported releases are advised to upgrade as soon as possible.


Thanks to Matti Paksula and Juha Suuraho of Enemy & Sons Ltd for reporting the vulnerability to us and helping verify the fix.

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Friday, November 19, 2010

Rails for Zombies

This morning my team over at Envy Labs released a free online tutorial called Rails for Zombies. The website combines screencasts with in-browser coding to provide an interactive learning experience teaching the basics of Ruby on Rails.
Rails for Zombies
Learning Rails for the first time should be fun, and Rails for Zombies allows you to get your feet wet without any setup or configuration. At the moment the application has five episodes. Each episode consists of a single screencast followed by a group of exercises which must be completed before moving forward. Once you complete all the labs, you unlock a hidden video which shows you where to go to continue your Rails learning.

If you have any friends who need to get started with Rails, hopefully this will help.

Source: http://weblog.rubyonrails.org/

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Rails 3.0.3: Faster Active Record plus fixes

How about some free speed? Well, here you go. Rails 3.0.3 includes a much faster version of Active Record that reclaims the performance lost when we went from Rails 2.3.x to 3.x and then some. Aaron Patterson has done a phenomenal job benchmarking, tweaking, and tuning the ARel engine that underpins Active Record 3 and the result is Teh Snappy.

You can read more about Aaron’s work in his ARel 2.0 write-up. If you dare, you can also have a look at his RubyConf slides that went over the rewrite and speed-up in even greater detail (warning: there are slides of boys kissing!).

In addition to the free speed, we’ve also included a truckload of minor fixes. So everything just works better and faster. What more can you ask for? Oh, that it’s a drop-in replacement for Rails 3.0—there are no API changes. You got it.

See all the changes on Github. Install the latest version using gem install rails. Or bind yourself to the v3.0.3 tag.
Note: Active Record 3.0.3 is mistakenly reporting its tiny version as 1 instead of 3. This has no impact on anything you do unless you were specifically checking that tiny version. But if it bothers you lots, it’s fixed on the 3-0-stable branch.

Ruby on Rails 2.3.8 Released

The 2.3.7 release slipped out the door too hastily. Fixing compatibility with the rails_xss plugin inadvertently forced everyone to use it. Facepalm.

I apologize for wasting a chunk of your day on installing what ought to have been a patch-level update only to find it breaks your app. That’s well out of line with our stable release process and it’s my fault for stepping out of it. I got caught up in a sky-is-falling response to a 2.3.6 bug that affected a handful of users and responded with a fix that exposed a new flaw to nearly all users, despite testing and sanity checking.

Thanks for all your feedback today. We hear you, and yes, a thousand times yes. Every stable release, including point releases, deserves the same methodical drumbeat on its march from git stable to to .pre gem to final gem. Expect no less.

Now, on to the gem-cutting: Rails 2.3.8 is available now, bringing us back to stable ground.

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Source : http://weblog.rubyonrails.org

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

100 Million Plugin Downloads and Counting

WordPress 3.0 Thelonious passed 3 million downloads yesterday, and today the plugin directory followed suit with a milestone of its own: 100 million downloads.

The WordPress community‘s growth over the years has been tremendous, and we want to reinvest in it. So we’re taking the next two months to concentrate on improving WordPress.org. A major part of that will be improving the infrastructure of the plugins directory. More than 10,000 plugins are in the directory, every one of them GPL compatible and free as in both beer and speech. Here’s what we have in mind:

We want to provide developers the tools they need to build the best possible plugins. We‘re going to provide better integration with the forums so you can support your users. We’ll make more statistics available to you so you can analyze your user base, and over time we hope to make it easier for you to manage, build, and release localized plugins.

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We want to improve how the core software works with your plugin and the plugin directory. We’re going to focus on ensuring seamless upgrades by making the best possible determinations about compatibility, and offer continual improvements to the plugin installer. And we also want to give you a better developer tool set like SVN notifications and improvements to the bug tracker.

We‘re also going to experiment with other great ideas to help the community help plugin authors. We want it to be easy for you to offer comments to plugin authors and the community, including user reviews and better feedback. We may experiment with an adoption process for abandoned plugins as a way to revitalize hidden gems in the directory. I’m not sure there is a better way to show how extendable WordPress is and how awesome this community is at the same time.

As Matt said in the 3.0 release announcement, our goal isn’t to make everything perfect all at once. But we think incremental improvements can provide us with a great base for 3.1 and beyond, and for the tens of millions of users, and hundreds of millions of plugin downloads to come.

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Source: http://wordpress.org/news/2010/07/100-million/

Monday, November 15, 2010

What is ROR?

ROR (Resources of a Resource) is a rapidly growing independant XML format for describing any object of your content in a generic fashion, so any search engine can better understand that content. RORweb.com is the official ROR website.

ROR promotes the concept of structured feeds (which is related to the concept of structured blogging) enabling search engines to complement text search with structured information to better understand meaning. ROR information is typically stored in a ROR feed called ror.xml placed in your website's main directory. Unlike Google Base, ROR feeds can be easily accessed by all search engines: at http://www.your-website-name.com/ror.xml

You can think of your ROR feed as a powerful structured feed for describing all your objects to the search engines: products, services, reviews, discounts, images, events, schedule, podcasts, anything you want.

The current object types and attributes of the ROR format can be found here. We are working with several companies and individuals in defining new object types and attributes for everyone to use. If you want to participate in this effort (i.e. submit a schema, suggest new types and attributes), please contact us at the email address above.

As we expand the ROR format, our goal is to re-use exisisting data structures and formats as much as possible.

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Source : http://www.rorweb.com/