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WordPress for iPhone

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008

WordPress for iPhoneToday, the WordPress app for the iPhone was released. I just installed this App, and it appears to work well. It’s defiantly useful if you’re away from your computer a lot, but still want to blog regularly (however, typing a long blog post on an iPhone might be a little tiresome). If you’re going to use the App, make sure that XML-RPC Publishing is enabled in your blog under Settings > Writing (the App will tell you if it isn’t). WordPress for iPhone is free from the iTunes App Store and requires iPhone firmware version 2.0 and works on the iPhone, iPhone 3G and iPod Touch. You need WordPress 2.5.1 or higher or a WordPress.com account. Here’s some screenshots of the WordPress iPhone App (click for larger view):

WordPress for iPhone | Download Now (opens in iTunes)

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My Birthday

Friday, July 18th, 2008

It’s my Birthday today, and I’m 16 now!

WordPress 2.6 Released

Monday, July 14th, 2008

WordPressWordPress 2.6 has been released! Some of the new features include:

  • Post Revisions – Think WikiPedia’s History tab, they’re located at the bottom of the Write screen (try comparing a revision to itself, it’s fun ;) )
  • Press This! – Drag this link (located on the right side of the Write screen) to your bookmarks bar and use it to quickly post something
  • Image Captions
  • Themes Previews
  • Google Gears Support – Allows you to store images and CSS/JavaScript files from the Admin panel locally to speed things up a bit
  • Reorganized Plugin Page – Arranges plugins into the categories of Active, Recently Active or Unactive

It is recommended that everybody using an older version of WordPress to upgrade as soon as possible.

WordPress | Download Now

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I’m Plurking – mattfreedman now on Plurk

Monday, July 7th, 2008

PlurkIf you’re a user of Twitter you know that uptime isn’t one of it’s features. Recently, I’ve become frustrated with this fact. Last month, I signed up for Twitter-competitor Plurk. Today, I started to actually use it, and I’ve grown to like it.

Plurk has quite a few advantages over Twitter. Such as almost always being up, a nicer timeline presentation and more features. Not to mention new features being added constantly, unlike the seemly stagnant Twitter feature-base. However, one thing Plurk currently lacks is a documented API, but I’m sure that’s in the works.

With more and more Twitter users starting to use Plurk, I think that Twitter should watch it’s back because Plurk’s going to be hot on it’s heels.

Join Plurk now and follow me | mattfreedman on Plurk