WordPress has many features that make it ideal for building traffic and your business.

WordPress 2.9 video- and embedding video

Need a quick introduction to the new features in WordPress 2.9- watch the video:

For the first time, I didn’t need to use viper007bond Viper’s Video Quicktags plugin to post this, since embedding is covered for a number of video sites. However- it’s still not as easy peasy as they say- I had to switch to HTML view to paste the “embed” code- to get it to work. The little filmstrip button which is supposed to “embed” media- still asks for the user to figure out what type of file they are embedding.

Somehow, even with Automattic (the publishers of WordPress) having a UX person on staff- the user interface is still more complex than it needs to be. I’m still looking at the four “Upload/Insert” buttons- and wondering why they need four buttons for the same controls (I thought I’d written a post about this- but, couldn’t find it).

Other cool features are the ability to crop and rotate images, update and compatibility check all plugins, and a few other cool little fixes. We’ve installed it on our sites- without problem so far (5 days). We’ll report any changes on that as we find them.

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WordPress 2.8.1 released

It wasn’t two weeks between 2.8 and 2.81. It seems a few things broke.

WordPress 2.8.1 fixes many bugs and tightens security for plugin administration pages. Core Security Technologies notified us that admin pages added by certain plugins could be viewed by unprivileged users, resulting in information being leaked. Not all plugins are vulnerable to this problem, but we advise upgrading to 2.8.1 to be safe.

via WordPress › Blog » WordPress 2.8.1.

We always try to wait a few days after a release to upgrade sites, just in case things break. The other issue is that plugins that you need may break. Always backup completely before doing an update to save yourself some headaches.

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Ross Perot uses WordPress

Ross Perot is worried about our country. So he put up a website to present his ideas- the technology: wordpress

Why this web site now? Because we are running out of time.

The American people must wake up and face the reality that promises made in the past will soon bankrupt this nation

Perot Charts » Charting Government Fiscal Irresponsibility.

People and businesses who want to be heard on the web- use WordPress.

Everyone else, pays too much.

Take it from Ross- he’s known to be a miser.

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