So, I wrote to the WordPress Forums about not being able to see the image editor when I had multiple photos. Turns out that will be the case in 3.5. It’s going to take a plugin, or waiting to 3.6 or later to see it integrated. But, there is a work around that’s not too bad.
Just to demonstrate – You upload a gallery without editing and sometimes the thumbnails are not what you would want:
See how the centering isn’t quite right? Now, I’ll upload the same three pictures again (I have to re-upload them so I don’t change the originals.
Then I go to the Media Library, and edit the thumbnails there. It’s a little more work, but it does work.
WordPress 3.3 has been released, and this site is now running 3.4 alpha. New post to keep things sort of fresh.
I’m also testing a new theme.
One of the features that will be coming along with WordPress 3.2 is something they call “Distraction Free Writing”. Now, my first thought was, how can WordPress make the kids be quiet, the phone stop ringing, and the dogs not want to be walked? I found out that’s not what they meant.
Distraction Free Writing is the ability to write your posts in a full screen mode where all the buttons and boxes are invisible. Here is a screen shot taken as I write this post:
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If you need to get the buttons back you just move the cursor somewhere else on the screen. Like so:
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Nice, isn’t it? Now if they would go walk the dog for me. Be back later.
WordPress 3.1 RC1 is ready, just in time for your Christmas celebration.
The first release candidate (RC1) for WordPress 3.1 is now available.
An RC comes after the beta period and before final release. That means we think we’re done. We currently have no known issues or bugs to squash. But with tens of millions of users, a variety of configurations, and thousands of plugins, it’s possible we’ve missed something. So if you haven’t tested WordPress 3.1 yet, now is the time! Please though, not on your live site unless you’re extra adventurous.
If you want to take it out for a test ride you can download it here.
We are getting closer to the release of 3.1. It is currently in Beta-1 and will probably go to Beta-2 very soon. The developers are squashing all the remaining little bugs, and before you can say 2011 we’ll have a new version to play with. Some of the things you will want to check out when this version is released:
- Post Formats – This one is going to get a lot of attention. I have already demonstrated it’s use with asides and gallery postings. Other possibilities include audio, video, chat, quote, and more.
- Admin Bar – Show up on the front end of single sites and also on the back end for MU sites.
- Internal Linking – This functionality “should make it easier to link to internal content (a previous post or page).”
There are other enhancements, and many bug fixes. Check back for more information as I find it.
I’m testing the Gallery Format, which is supported by Twenty Ten and with 3.1 beta.
I guess I’ll need a Gallery.
Marissa Miller seems like a good choice. Now let’s see what it looks like
The long awaited WordPress 3.0 is now in Beta-1 and ready for testing. Of course I’ve been testing the alpha versions here for quite a while. I am just now getting around to diving in to some of the great new features.
- There is a brand new theme — Twenty Ten — that you are seeing here on this site.
- You can create custom menus. That’s one there, just under the header. What makes it unique? Well, if you look closely that menu has a url entry pointing to the main blog, a link to a page, and a link to a category with a sub category!
- One thing that I think will excite a lot of people is the ability to create custom post types. You can read more about that here.
I guess I’ll get back to testing now.
After two asides what is going to happen with a “regular” post.
Of course to make the post longer I’ll have to add a test hottie.
How about Annie “Red Hot” Wersching from 24.
I haven’t posted anything lately, even though I’ve been keeping up with the latest nightly builds. There are quite a few things that are changing on the back end, things your readers will never see. In fact many of the changes won’t even be that obvious to casual WordPress users.
Anyhow, I thought I would post this to see if anything had changed on the post end of things. Let’s see, who should I use for the post beauty? How about award winning actress (and personal favorite) Sandra Bullock.
One of the items that will come along with the release of WordPress 3.0 is a new theme.
For as long as most folks can remember the default options were WordPress Classic and WordPress Default. Quite a bit of work had to go into those two to keep them up to date with the latest capabilities of the software.
The developers have been working on a new theme that you are seeing here now — Twenty Ten. I will be exploring the capabilities over the next few weeks.
For now, take a look at the individual posts when they have a thumbnail associated with them. For instance this one. See how the header is different from this one.